Quantum computing Press Release
|07/26/2017 - 23:25||
Ultracold molecules hold promise for quantum computing
This vacuum chamber with apertures for several laser beams was used to cool molecules of sodium-potassium down to temperatures of a few hundred nanoKelvins, or billionths of a degree above absolute zero. Such molecules could be used as a new kind of qubit, a building block for eventual quantum computers.
|07/25/2017 - 08:59||
'Tiny dancer' atoms could prove a hit with quantum computer scientists
Quantum computers could be a step closer to practical use thanks to the work of an international team including the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).
|07/24/2017 - 20:00||
Microsoft and University of Sydney forge quantum partnership
A multi-year partnership announced today establishes ongoing investment focused on Sydney’s Quantum Nanoscience Laboratory to scale-up devices, as Microsoft moves from research to real-world engineering of quantum machines.
|07/24/2017 - 13:33||
UCLA-led research offers clearest evidence yet of long-sought Majorana particle
Rendering of the electronic device in which Majorana particles were observed. The device is made up of a superconductor (blue bar) and a magnetic topological insulator (gray strip).
|07/21/2017 - 14:56||
MORGOTHS CROWN Seeks Innovative Algorithms to Advance Security
WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will launch the Modeling of Reflectance Given Only Transmission of High-concentration Spectra for Chemical Recognition Over Widely-varying eNvironments —“MORGOTH’S CROWN” —Challenge as part of the Standoff ILluminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflectance Infrared Light Signatures—“SILMARILS”—program.
|07/18/2017 - 13:45||
IARPA Announces Functional Map of the World Challenge
WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces the launch of the functional Map of the World —“fMoW”— Challenge. The challenge invites solvers from around the world to develop machine learning algorithms and other automated techniques that accurately detect and categorize classify points of interest from satellite imagery.
|07/06/2017 - 18:42||
Technique for measuring and controlling electron state is a breakthrough in quantum computing
UCLA professor HongWen Jiang (center) and graduate students Blake Freeman and Joshua Schoenfield affixing a quantum dot device to the gold plate of a cooling chamber.
|07/03/2017 - 05:28||
Cycling gold, bits to qubits and the defect game
The visionary science and technology event provides the public with a unique opportunity to interact with scientists and ask questions about their work. The exhibition involves a highly competitive selection process, with only 22 research groups chosen to host an exhibit – meaning the UK’s leading scientific research is collated in one place.
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|06/25/2017 - 12:48||
Fixstars and D-Wave Announce Quantum Computing Collaboration
June 26, 2017 — Tokyo, Japan — D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in quantum computing systems and software, and Fixstars Corporation of Japan today announced a collaboration to advance the growth of quantum computing. Fixstars is a leader in providing CPU/GPU/FPGA acceleration technologies, using its software parallelization and optimization expertise. Fixstars is now launching a professional service to help organizations realize the benefits and advantages of D-Wave quantum computers.
|06/12/2017 - 03:44||
Hebrew Universitys Quantum Information Science Center wins tender to build national quantum communications system
The goal of this project is to develop homegrown Israeli expertise and technology for a national quantum communications system that will prevent eavesdropping, protect data privacy and secure national infrastructure.
|06/07/2017 - 05:21||
A beautiful hybrid: Quantum computer art
Artists and scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal College of Art have joined forces to blend two very different disciplines and create the beautiful fusion that is quantum computer art.
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|06/02/2017 - 13:16||
New ways of representing information could transform digital technology
Many people who use computers and other digital devices are aware that all the words and images displayed on their monitors boil down to a sequence of ones and zeros. But few likely appreciate what is behind those ones and zeros: microscopic arrays of “magnetic moments” (imagine tiny bar magnets with positive and negative poles). When aligned in parallel in ferromagnetic materials such as iron, these moments create patterns and streams of magnetic bits—the ones and zeros that are the lifeblood of all things digital.
|05/30/2017 - 10:36||
68th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award winners announced
Air Force officials are pleased to announce the three recipients of the 68th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award.
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|05/30/2017 - 06:59||
Ready for tomorrow: Infineon demonstrates first post-quantum cryptography on a contactless security chip
Munich, Germany – 30 May 2017 – Due to their computing power, quantum computers have the disruptive potential to break various currently used encryption algorithms. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), the leading provider of security solutions, is ready to provide a smooth transition from today’s security protocols to next-generation post-quantum cryptography (PQC). The company has now successfully demonstrated the first PQC implementation on a commercially available contactless security chip, as used for electronic ID documents.
|05/30/2017 - 05:30||
Microsoft, Purdue collaborate to advance quantum computing
Purdue University and Microsoft Corp. have signed a five-year agreement to develop a useable quantum computer.
|05/25/2017 - 09:03||
Creative Destruction Lab Launches New Quantum Machine Learning Startup Program
Toronto, ON – Today the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management announced a new program focused on the creation of quantum machine learning startups. This builds on the Lab’s five-year track record of assisting with the development of seed-stage, science-based companies, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled companies. To our knowledge, the CDL is currently home to the greatest concentration of AI-enabled companies of any program on Earth.
|05/18/2017 - 17:28||
IBM Scientists Demonstrate Ballistic Nanowire Connections, A Potential Future Key Component for Quantum Computing
ARMONK, N.Y. - 18 May 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists have achieved an important milestone toward creating sophisticated quantum devices that could become a key component of quantum computers. As detailed in the peer-review journal Nano Letters, the scientists have shot an electron through a III-V semiconductor nanowire integrated on silicon for the first time.
|05/17/2017 - 14:43||
IARPA Announces Face Recognition Prize Challenge
WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today that it has launched the Face Recognition Prize Challenge—“FRPC”—in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
|05/17/2017 - 11:54||
IBM Builds Its Most Powerful Universal Quantum Computing Processors
Yorktown Heights, N.Y. - 17 May 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today it has successfully built and tested its most powerful universal quantum computing processors. The first upgraded processor will be available for use by developers, researchers, and programmers to explore quantum computing using a real quantum processor at no cost via the IBM Cloud. The second is a new prototype of a commercial processor, which will be the core for the first IBM Q early-access commercial systems.
|05/16/2017 - 04:28||
Fujitsu and 1QBit Collaborate on Quantum Inspired AI Cloud Service
Canada dateline: May 15, 2017) Fujitsu Limited and 1QB Information Technologies Inc.
|05/12/2017 - 16:08||
Statistical physics may speed up finding solutions for computational problems
BOSTON) – The field of statistical mechanics was initially developed to study the behavior of macroscopic numbers of atoms or molecules in gasses and liquids, and evolved to describe the properties of complex states of matter that display magnetism, superconductivity and other types of exotic behavior. Techniques inspired by statistical mechanics have also been applied to understand traffic patterns, the behavior of networks of neurons and stock market fluctuations. Researchers at Boston University (BU) and the University of Central Florida have now discovered a new way of applying statistical mechanics to certain classes of highly complex problems in computer science.
|05/08/2017 - 09:12||
Sound Over Silicon: Computing's Wave of the Future
With a total of $1.8 million in funding from the W.M. Keck Foundation and the UA, materials science and engineering professor Pierre Deymier explores how to build a quantum computer that uses sound instead of quantum particles such as electrons to process information.
|05/06/2017 - 08:13||
Five Ways Quantum Computing Will Change the Way We Think About Computing
While technologies that currently run on classical computers, such as Watson, can help find patterns and insights buried in vast amounts of existing data, quantum computers will deliver solutions to important problems where patterns cannot be seen because the data doesn’t exist and the possibilities that you need to explore to get to the answer are too enormous to ever be processed by classical computers.
|05/04/2017 - 22:49||
POSTnote published on quantum technologies
NPL Fellow, Helen Margolis, and the Chair of the Quantum Metrology Institute, Professor Sir Peter Knight, contributed to a recent publication from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) on the opportunities and challenges offered by quantum technologies.
|05/03/2017 - 17:27||
IBM and Raytheon BBN Scientists Demonstrate Quantum Computer Performance Advantage Over Classical Computers
Scientists from IBM Research and Raytheon BBN have demonstrated one of the first proven examples of a quantum computer’s advantage over a classical computer. By probing a black box containing an unknown string of bits, they showed that just a few superconducting qubits can discover the hidden string faster and more efficiently than today’s computers.