Researchers Just Solved One of Quantum Computing's Biggest Problems

Like graphene, quantum computing is an exciting but endlessly elusive technological promise. One of the reasons—among many—that quantum computers aren't exactly a reality yet is that we haven't been able to effectively spot errors in quantum computations. Not until now, anyway. » 2/03/14 12:20pm 2/03/14 12:20pm

Quantum Letdown: First Commercial Quantum Computer Debuts, Severely…

The quantum computer that many—us included—doubted would ever materialize showed up yesterday. However, I think it's fair to say that we're a little disappointed with what actually materialized. Sure, the hack thing to do is to praise its ability to solve Sudoku puzzles, but to me there's quite a difference between… » 2/14/07 6:56am 2/14/07 6:56am

World's First Quantum Computer To Be Unveiled Today

You know what today is? Well, allegedly, it's quantum computer unveiling day! ABC has a story reminding us that today is the day that that Canadian company is supposed to unveil the world's first quantum computer and peppers it with all sorts of "how will this change your life?" scenarios. » 2/13/07 9:07am 2/13/07 9:07am