• ELECTRONICS
    New High-Speed Quantum Encryption Could Thwart Hackers: Study

    Scientists have developed a high-speed encryption system that can protect against the common security attacks, even if the equipment has flaws that could make it vulnerable to leaks. The system is capable of distributing encryption codes at megabit-per-second rates, five to 10 times faster than existing methods and on par with current Internet speeds when […]

  • COMPUTERS
    The Future of Bitcoin is Threatened by Quantum Computers

    A Different Kind of Computing While much of the world is captivated by the meteoric rise of bitcoin’s value, others are focused on the technology behind the cryptocurrency: blockchain. The decentralized digital ledger tech is built upon a peer-to-peer network, and it is far more secure than the centralized systems used by traditional banks and financial […]

  • COMPUTERS
    IBM announces new advanced quantum computers

    IBM has announced hitting a big milestone in the ongoing race of building the most powerful quantum computer. Dario Gil, who leads IBM’s quantum computing and artificial intelligence research division, said last week that the company’s scientists have successfully built and measured a processor prototype with 50 quantum bits, known as qubits. Gil says it’s […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Quantum computers could crack Bitcoin, but fixes are available now

    An international group of quantum boffins reckons Bitcoin could be broken by the year 2027. The researchers from Singapore, Australia and France say that scenario represents the worst case, and would see a quantum computer able to run Shor’s algorithm against the cryptocurrency’s protective elliptic curve signature quicker than the 10 minutes Bitcoin needs to […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Quantum Computers Pose Imminent Threat to Bitcoin Security

    Bitcoin is taking the world by storm. The decentralized digital currency is a secure payment platform that anybody can use. It is free from government interference and operated by an open, peer-to-peer network. This independence is one reason Bitcoin has become so popular, causing its value to rise steeply. At the beginning of 2017, a single […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Google Debuts Software to Open Up Quantum Computers for Chemists

    Google unveiled software aimed at making it easier for scientists to use the quantum computers in a move designed to give a boost to the nascent industry. The software, which is open-source and free to use, could be used by chemists and material scientists to adapt algorithms and equations to run on quantum computers. It […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Quantum Computing Will Change Everything, and Sooner Than You Expect

    When we say an emerging technology represents a “paradigm shift,” it’s often hyperbole. In the case of quantum computers, it’s an understatement. In traditional computing—everything from PCs to ATMs to smartphones—all data is represented in bits that exist in one of two states: 0 or 1, off or on. In quantum computing, bits can be 0, […]

  • COMPUTERS
    IBM Just Broke The Record of Simulating Chemistry With a Quantum Computer

    The Future of Quantum Computing Engineers have modelled the interactions between subatomic components of a complex molecule using a quantum computer, making a significant leap forward in our modelling of chemical reactions. Image Source: Berkeley University The simulations were carried out by IBM on superconducting hardware, and this milestone just pushed into new territory for […]

  • COMPUTERS
    This qubit redesign may make it easier to make quantum computers

    Quantum computers could handle models that are too complex for us to run now Tomasz Zajda/Alamy Stock Photo The race to create superfast computers is accelerating. A rethink of one of the most fundamental parts of a quantum computer could pave the way for ultra-powerful devices. Andrea Morello at the University of New South Wales in […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Exactly what could quantum computers do?

    They picked a knotty problem – understanding how the enzyme nitrogenase allows plants to use nitrogen from the atmosphere to make their own fertilizer – something that is unknown. Computers available today, said EHT chemistry professor Markus Reiher can calculate the behaviour of simple molecules quite precisely, but not nitrogenase , which is too complex. […]

  • COMPUTERS
    The Age of Quantum Computers is upon us!

    The first electronic computer that was ever invented was the Turing Machine developed in 1936 which was a bulky device that had a size of a room and had very limited operations. By 1977 full-scale computers capable of complex computation and data processing started shipping in from companies including Apple and Commodore. In 1984 Mac […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Quantum computing as the future? Here’s why it is still waiting for the hardware

    The industry first has to solve hardware issues in quantum technology, according to an expert. (Representational Image. Source ThinkStock) Commercial production of quantum computers that would process information faster than today’s supercomputers is still some time away. The industry first has to solve hardware issues in quantum technology, according to an expert. Quantum theory represents […]