Scientists Shatter Quantum Computing Bit Life Record By Over Ten TimesRobert Sorokanich11/16/13 10:00am232EditPromoteGo to permalinkQuantum computing will change our world. But currently, it's just about impossible. Qubits, the bits that power quantum computing, require crazy-cold temps to create, and they only survive about 3 minutes at room temp. Now, a research team has made room-temp qubits last for 39 minutes. That's monumental.