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New breakthrough brings quantum computer closer to reality

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 12:43

Researchers have made an important advancement towards a quantum computer by shrinking down key components and integrating them onto a silicon microchip.

NSA eyes encryption-breaking `quantum` machine

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 09:29

The US National Security Agency is making strides toward building a "quantum computer" that could break nearly any kind of encryption, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Scientists construct largest quantum `circuit board` ever

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 16:15

Researchers have developed the world`s largest quantum circuit board, an advance that will help develop the first quantum computer.

Large-scale quantum computing comes closer to reality

Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 13:30

In a key step towards creating a working quantum computer, researchers have developed a method that may allow the quick and reliable transfer of quantum information throughout a computing device.

'Purified' silicon nudges quantum computing ahead

Last Updated: Monday, June 11, 2012, 12:32

The quantum computer is a futuristic machine that could operate at speeds even more mind-boggling than fastest super-computers in existence.

Tiny crystal `revolutionises computer`

Last Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012, 10:20

Scientists have made a tiny crystal which they claim will take quantum computing to the next level, creating one of the world`s most powerful computers ever developed.

Tiny supercomputer of 1 atom thickness developed

Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 15:42

A physicist from Sydney has created a tiny computer of 300 atoms hovering in space.

Quantum computer built within diamond

Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 19:33

Researchers have built a quantum computer in a diamond, the first of its kind to include protection against “decoherence” – noise that does not allow the computer to function correctly.

Quantum computer on the anvil?

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2011, 17:28

Today`s computers use binary bits of data that are either ones or zeros. Quantum computers would use quantum bits, or "qubits", which can be both ones and zeros at the same time, thanks to the quirks of quantum mechanics.

Scientists can now control super-fast quantum computer

Last Updated: Friday, December 24, 2010, 14:02

Scientists have succeeded in controlling the building blocks of a future super-fast quantum computer.

Quantum computer ‘to be unveiled within 5yrs’

Last Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010, 16:02

A new type of silicon chip that works on light could lead to the first ultra-fast quantum computer within five years.

Quantum computer used to calculate exact energy of molecular hydrogen

Last Updated: Monday, January 11, 2010, 16:24

Scientists have used a quantum computer to calculate the precise energy of molecular hydrogen, which could have profound implications not just for quantum chemistry, but also for a range of fields.