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Why Do Physicists Keep Finding New States of Matter?

Ah, yes, the three states of matter: Solids, liquids, and gases. What a simple way to understand our physical world.Read more...
Tags: Science, States Of Matter, Quantum Mechanics, Bose Einstein Condensates, Time Crystals


Scientists Save Quantum States in a Diamond, a Tiny Step Toward a Quantum Internet

A newly created system can enhance quantum communications over longer distances—a small but crucial step toward a quantum internet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Encryption, Quantum Computing, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Communications, Quantum Internet


Rigetti Computing took a $71 million down round, because quantum computing is hard

The $71 million in financing that quantum computing technology developer Rigetti Computing recently raised came at a significant cut to the company’s valuation, according to several sources with knowledge of the company. The company declined to comment on its valuation or the recent round of funding it secured. Rigetti is one of a handful of startups attempting to make quantum computing commercially viable. It’s a vitally important emerging technology with implications for national security and ...
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Honeywell says it will soon launch the world’s most powerful quantum computer

“The best-kept secret in quantum computing.” That’s what Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) CEO Ilyas Khan called Honeywell‘s efforts in building the world’s most powerful quantum computer. In a race where most of the major players are vying for attention, Honeywell has quietly worked on its efforts for the last few years (and under strict NDA’s, it seems). But today, the company announced a major breakthrough that it claims will allow it to launch the world’s most powerful quantum computer wi...
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D-Wave launches Leap 2, the next version of its quantum cloud service

D-Wave today announced the launch of Leap 2, the latest version of its quantum cloud service that gives developers real-time access to its hardware quantum systems. As the company notes, Leap 2 was built with the feedback of thousands of developers in mind who used the previous generation of the service since it launched 18 months ago. At the core of Leap 2 is D-Wave’s new hybrid solver that can handle complex problems with up to 10,000 variables. As a hybrid system, D-Wave uses both classical a...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Developer, Tech, Emerging-technologies, Qubit, Quantum Mechanics, D-Wave Systems, Ocean SDK, Alan Baratz


Searching for Dark Matter With Quantum Computers, One Blip of Light at a Time

For decades, scientists have struggled to define the stuff that comprises a quarter of the universe: dark matter. As experiments continue to turn up empty-handed, one team hopes to find dark matter by incorporating the laws that govern subatomic particles—quantum mechanics—with a nascent kind of technology called a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dark Matter, Quantum Computing, Quantum Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Computers


Breakthrough in creation of gamma ray lasers that use antimatter

A new study calculates how to create high-energy gamma rays.Physicist Allen Mills proposes using liquid helium to make bubbles of positronium, a mixture with antimatter.Gamma ray lasers can lead to new technologies in space propulsion, medical imaging and cancer treatment. None Scientists are closer to taming the most powerful light in the Universe. A physicist at the University of California has figured out how to make stable positronium atoms, which may lead to the creation of gamma ray lase...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Technology, Medicine, Physics, Innovation, Universe, University Of California, Quantum Mechanics, Mills, Bose Einstein, Gamma, UC Riverside, Allen Mills, Mills Mills, UC Riverside Department of Physics and Astronomy


Google Scientists Are Using Quantum Computers to Study Wormholes

Google researchers are figuring out how to study some of the weirdest theorized physics phenomena, like wormholes that link pairs of black holes, using experiments in a lab.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Physics, Black Holes, Quantum Computing, Quantum Mechanics, Wormholes, Google Scientists Are Using Quantum Computers


Scientists find a new way to measure gravity

Scientists use lasers that suspend atoms in air to measure gravity.This method can be more precise and allow for gathering of much more information.Portal devices using this technique can help find mineral deposits and improve mapping. None You drop something and it falls. That's how you know where is gravity, right? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, improved upon this age-old test to find a new and potentially more useful way to measure gravity using lasers suspending atom...
Tags: Resources, Economics, Earth, Mit, Physics, Nature, Innovation, Gravity, Invention, University Of California Berkeley, Dark Matter, Quantum Mechanics, Victoria Xu, Holger Müller, Alan Jamison


D-Wave sticks with its approach to quantum computing

Earlier this month, at the WebSummit conference in Lisbon, D-Wave and Volkswagen teamed up to manage a fleet of buses using a new system that, among other things, used D-Wave’s quantum technology to help generate the most efficient routes. While D-Wave’s 2000Q only played a small part in this process, it’s nevertheless a sign that quantum computing is slowly getting ready for production use and that D-Wave’s approach, somewhat controversial in its early days, is paying off. Unlike other playe...
Tags: TC, Science, Microsoft, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Vw, Volkswagen, Lisbon, Wave, Emerging-technologies, Quantum Computing, Quantum Mechanics, Advantage, Vern Brownell, D Wave


"Game changer" superconductor discovered to power future computers

Researchers from John Hopkins University discovered a new superconducting material.The material, called β-Bi2Pd, can create flex qubits, necessary for quantum computing.Next for the scientists is looking for Majorana fermions. None Quantum computers may be closer to reality thanks to a discovery by researchers from John Hopkins University. Their recent paper, published in Science, describes their find of a superconducting material that can be the basis of the computers of the future.The big di...
Tags: Future, Computers, Physics, Innovation, Electricity, Lee, Quantum Mechanics, Li, National Taiwan University, Johns Hopkins University, John Hopkins University, John Hopkins, Superconductor, Surprising science, Yufan Li, John Hopkins University Their


Rahko raises £1.3M seed from Balderton for quantum machine learning tech

There remains a problem with the race to create a quantum computer, which is that experiments in this area can be extremely error-prone. Rahko is a new UK startup that thinks is can address this problem with what’s known as ‘Quantum machine learning’. It’s now raised a £1.3M ($1.6M) in a seed round led by Balderton Capital, a rare move for a VC which normally only comes in at a Series A level. Joining the round is AI Seed and angel investors Charles Songhurst (former Microsoft Head of Corp...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, UK, Microsoft, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom, Computing, Machine Learning, Ibm, Ed, Leo, Simulation


Quantum Computing 101: Brilliant, Google, Microsoft Training Workers

From Microsoft and IBM to Alphabet’s unit X and Canada’s D-Wave Systems, companies are racing to build powerful quantum computers that may solve problems beyond the capacity of the most sophisticated conventional processors, and do it much faster.It’ll be some years before such uber-computers are robust and reliable enough for broad commercial use. But tech companies are already writing the novel kinds of software these revolutionary computers will need in order to operate—and businesses are ev...
Tags: Google, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Education, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Intel, Encryption, Artificial Intelligence


Scientists Recreate Hallmark Quantum Physics Experiment Using Antimatter

Scientists recreated one of the most important experiments in the history of physics—but this time, they used antimatter instead of regular matter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Physics, Particle physics, Quantum Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Antimatter


D-Wave announces its next-gen quantum computing platform

D-Wave, the well-funded quantum computing company, today announced its next-gen quantum computing platform with 5,000 qubits, up from 2,000 in the company’s current system. The new platform will come to market in mid-2020. The company’s new so-called Pegasus topology connects every qubit to 15 other qubits, up from six in its current topology. With this, developers can use the machine to solve larger problems with fewer physical qubits — or larger problems in general. It’s worth noting that D-Wa...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Science, Pegasus, Ibm, Simulation, Quantum Computing, Qubit, Developer Tools, Quantum Mechanics, Rigetti Computing, Rigetti, Quantum Supremacy, D-Wave Systems, D Wave


Rigetti launches the public beta of its Quantum Cloud Services

Rigetti Computing, one of the leading startups in the quantum computing space, today announced the public beta of its Quantum Cloud Services (QCS) platform. With this, developers can get access to Rigetti’s quantum processors, as well as all the classical computing resources necessary to build and test quantum algorithms on this hybrid platform. Beta users will get $5,000 in credits toward running their programs on the platform. The platform itself consists of classical computing resources (you ...
Tags: Cloud, Tech, Computing, Machine Learning, Aspen, Quantum Computing, Quantum Mechanics, Rigetti Computing, Rigetti, Zapata Computing, Quantum Chips, Quantum Cloud Services, Forest SDK, Rigetti Partners


The Unlikely Origins of the First Quantum Computer

Within days of each other back in 1998, two teams published the results of the first real-world quantum computations. But the first quantum computers weren’t computers at all. They were biochemistry equipment, relying on the same science as MRI machines.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, Computers, Physics, Mri, Quantum Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Computers, First Quantum Computer


Quantum computing, not AI, will define our future

William ("Whurley") Hurley Contributor Share on Twitter William Hurley, commonly known as whurley, is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. He is currently chairing the Quantum Computing Working Group for the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), and is the founder and chief executive of Strangeworks. The word ...
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Why the number 137 is one of the greatest mysteries in physics

The fine structure constant has mystified scientists since the 1800s.The number 1/137 might hold the clues to the Grand Unified Theory.Relativity, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics are unified by the number. None Does the Universe around us have a fundamental structure that can be glimpsed through special numbers?The brilliant physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988) famously thought so, saying there is a number that all theoretical physicists of worth should "worry about". He called it "one o...
Tags: Astronomy, Nasa, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Stockholm, Richard Feynman, Quantum Mechanics, Davies, University of Nottingham, Paul Davies, Cosmos, Pauli, Nobel Prize, Wolfgang Pauli, Laurence Eaves


There’s now proof that quantum computers can outperform classical machines

The hype around quantum computing is real. But to fully realize the promise of quantum computing, it’ll still take a few years of research and scientific breakthroughs. And indeed, it still remains to be seen if quantum computers will ever live up to the hype. Today, though, we got mathematical proof that there are really calculations that quantum computers will definitely be able to perform faster than any classical computer. What we have today are quantum computers with a very limited number o...
Tags: TC, Science, Developer, Tech, Ibm, Emerging-technologies, Quantum Computing, Qubit, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Supremacy, Sutor, Sergey Bravyi, David Gosset, Robert König, Bernstein Vazirani, Bravyi


D-Wave offers the first public access to a quantum computer

Outside the crop of construction cranes that now dot Vancouver’s bright, downtown greenways, in a suburban business park that reminds you more of dentists and tax preparers, is a small office building belonging to D-Wave. This office, squat, angular, and sun-dappled one recent cool Autumn morning, is unique in that it contains an infinite collection of parallel universes. Founded in 1999 by Geordie Rose, D-Wave company worked in relatively obscurity on esoteric problems associated with quantum c...
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The reality of quantum computing could be just three years away

Quantum computing has moved out of the realm of theoretical physics and into the real world, but its potential and promise are still years away. Onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF a powerhouse in the world of quantum research and a young upstart in the field presented visions for the future of the industry that illustrated both how far the industry has come and how far the technology has to go. For both Dario Gil, the chief operating officer of IBM Research and the company’s vice president o...
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'Spooky' Quantum Entanglement Confirmed Using Distant Quasars

If you read enough science news, you’ll know that there’s a long list of experiments attempting to “prove Einstein wrong.” None have yet contradicted his hallmark theory of relativity. But the latest effort to falsify his statements surrounding “spooky action at a distance” has gone truly cosmic. Read more...
Tags: Science, Physics, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Quantum Mechanics, Entanglement, Spooky Action At A Distance, Bell Test


Weird New Quantum Diamonds Offer Hope for a Quantum Internet

“Diamonds are forever” is a cliche that fails to fully encapsulate the many strange properties of diamonds. But a new kind of diamond, one loaded with impurities, relies on a sort of foreverness that could be useful in future quantum technology—maybe even a quantum internet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Physics, Diamonds, Computing, Crystals, Quantum Computing, Quantum Mechanics


Two Quantum Computing Bills Are Coming to Congress

Quantum computing has made it to the United States Congress. If this field of quantum information is the new space race, the US doesn’t want to fall behind.Read more...
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How NASA Will Unlock the Secrets of Quantum Mechanics Aboard the ISS

An Antares rocket launched from Virginia before sunrise this morning and is on its way to the International Space Station. Its 7,400 pounds of cargo include an experiment that will chill atoms to just about absolute zero—colder than the vacuum of space itself.Read more...
Tags: Science, Virginia, Nasa, Physics, International Space Station, Iss, Antares, Orbital Atk, Quantum Mechanics, Bose Einstein Condensates, Cold Atoms


Board Question #91225: Do you have any terrible things that have happened to ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Do you have any terrible things that have happened to you (lately/ever) that are so terrible they're funny? I could use some solidarity and some laughs right now. Thanks. A: Dear Grateful, The only thing I can really think of is how I was having a really stressful week a while ago and then my sister called me for a ride because her car wasn't working but when I went to pick her up I discovered that my car had been towed. I then had to spend precious time that I could hav...
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Time to Take the Quantum Age Seriously

Every new technology has the capacity to inspire wonder and fear. One Swiss scientist, Conrad Gessner, warned in the 1500’s that the data overload from the printing press would be “confusing and harmful” to the mind. Similar concerns have been voiced about every conceivable advancement, from the train and car to computers and social media. ...
Tags: Innovation, Quantum Computing, Quantum Mechanics, Conrad Gessner


100,000 Video Game Players Helped Scientists Prove Einstein Wrong

On November 30, 2016, around 100,000 people all over the world logged online and played a video game. Together, they surely would have frustrated Albert Einstein.Read more...
Tags: Science, Physics, Albert Einstein, Citizen Science, Einstein, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Entanglement, Entanglement, Spooky Action At A Distance


Toshiba Has a Plan to Extend Quantum Security to Record-Breaking Distances

Toshiba has devised a feasible new way to use the laws of quantum mechanics to send secure messages using present-day technology. Now it just has to build it. Read more...
Tags: Science, Physics, Toshiba, Interference, Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Communications, Quantum Key Distribution, Qkd