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    INSIDE THE HIGH-STAKES RACE TO MAKE QUANTUM COMPUTERS WORK

    DEEP BENEATH THE Franco-Swiss border, the Large Hadron Collider is sleeping. But it won’t be quiet for long. Over the coming years, the world’s largest particle accelerator will be supercharged, increasing the number of proton collisions per second by a factor of two and a half. Once the work is complete in 2026, researchers hope to […]

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    IBM’s quantum computing ambitions get exponential like Moore’s Law

    Quantum computers are just weird, with data processed by qubits that can store ones and zeros at the same time. But they’re like regular “classical” computers in one obvious way: Their designers want them to run faster. Now, with machines like its Q System One, IBMhas not only proposed a convenient single number to calibrate a speedometer […]

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    Why Quantum Computing’s Time Is Now

    DEPOSITPHOTOS ENHANCED BY COGWORLD Most technologists have some basic understanding of quantum computing.  Quantum bits are represented by qubits, and information isn’t simply a zero or one, it can be both at the same time, representing much more information.  A quantum effect known as entanglement linking two particles allows instantaneous communication. Ultimately, quantum computing promises to be a disruptive technology […]

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    Calculating Quantum Computing’s Future

    In 1982, Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard Feynman conceived of an ultrapowerful calculator that relies on microscopic particles to operate. He called his idea a “quantum” computer, referring to the laws that govern nature at a subatomic level. Today, some of the technology industry’s biggest companies, such as IBM, Google, Intel, Microsoft, and China’s Alibaba, have latched onto the idea. They, […]

  • Machine Learning and Big Data in the Quantum Computing Age

    In the information technology age, on an average 2.5 exabytes of data is produced every day, which is equivalent to the content of 5 million laptops. Humongous isn’t it? Here is more, on a daily basis, every minute 3.2 billion global internet users add massive data to the data banks with 347,222 Tweets, 4.2 million Facebook likes, 9,722 […]

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    Understanding quantum computers: The noise problem

    Quantum computers are fragile miracles of physics that are unreliable, cost-prohibitive, and more error-prone than a shortstop with no depth perception. But, if we ever want to get to Star Trek levels of technology, we probably need them. To make them useful we have to make them reliable. And that’s a pretty tall order. The […]

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    Opinion | Catch a quantum computer and pin it down

    Urmila Mahadev has a soft voice with slightly nasal inflections, rounding out what we in India would have no hesitation in describing as a “generic American accent”. With gadgets in each hand controlling her presentation and her microphone, she speaks for an hour and she speaks in English and yet I fully grasp only parts […]

  • 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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]