News tagged with quantum computing

Ensuring the security of digital information

Every day we store and transfer sensitive digital data, post personal information on social media, and provide valuable details to companies when we use their services. Keeping secure the 2.5 quintillion (2.5 million billion) ...

dateMay 31, 2017 in Security
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The mystery of quantum computers

Our computers, even the fastest ones, seem unable to withstand the needs of the enormous quantity of data produced in our technological society. That's why scientists are working on computers using quantum physics, or quantum ...

dateMay 26, 2017 in Quantum Physics
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Toward mass-producible quantum computers

Quantum computers are experimental devices that offer large speedups on some computational problems. One promising approach to building them involves harnessing nanometer-scale atomic defects in diamond materials.

dateMay 26, 2017 in Quantum Physics
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