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Quantum computing -- it's a term we're hearing more and more, as companies such as D-Wave build their own early versions of super-machines. Microsoft, naturally, is investing considerable resources in the field as well; its Station Q research lab in Santa Barbara brings together experts studying t

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Technology's holy grail is the development of a \"perfect\" Quantum Computer. Traditional computers recognize information as bits: binary information representing \"On\" or \"Off\" states. A quantum computer uses qubits: operating in superposition, a qubit exists in all states simultaneously -- not just

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Whether or not D-Wave has actually built a quantum computer is still a matter of debate (though, a study authored by the company and published in Nature claims to prove its success) but, whatever it is these crafty Canadians have created, you can order one now and start crunching qubits with aban

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Yeah, we're still hanging around playing Q*bert and waiting on folks to get those qubits a spinning. Meanwhile, researchers have found a new path to follow on the way to quantum enlightenment. A new, darker path, which entails the use of so-called dark excitons as quantum bits. While doubling as a g

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The quantum computing train keeps rumblin' on as researchers at NEC have managed to develop a \"tunable coupler,\" enabling them to wire up what they're saying is the world's first quantum \"circuit.\" The coupler connects two qubits, quantum bits that can be set to either 1, 0, or \"both\" (that's where

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As expected, Canada's D-Wave Systems has announced \"the world's first commercially viable quantum computer,\" and they seem to be pretty stoked about it. The achievement is notable, since they've managed to build a whole 16 qubit computer that actually does some simple computations, even if it's far

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