Hey, it's HighScalability time: Whiskey still? Chandelier? Sky city? Nope, it's IBM's 50-qubit quantum computer. (engadget) If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon. And I'd appreciate your recommending my new book—Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10—to anyone who needs to understand the cloud (who doesn't?). Show More Summary
The atomic theory of origami, mini gamma ray bursts to study black holes, and the story of the Star Trek inspired 3D hyperchess are among this week's physics highlights. New Research Could Help Bring Secure Quantum Communication to Everyone. A...
Authored by Riz Virk via HackerNoon.com, An MIT trained computer scientist and Silicon Valley video game designer gives 10 reasons for the 'Simulation Hypothesis': that our reality is a simulated, pixelated 3d world where we all have...Show More Summary
Author(s): Philip Ball China and Austria used a satellite link to exchange quantum encrypted data for images and a video stream, a first step toward a secure “quantum internet.” [Physics 11, 7] Published Fri Jan 19, 2018
(The University of Hong Kong) Dr Giulio Chiribella is a leading expert of quantum information science and of the foundations of quantum mechanics. He investigates the counterintuitive laws of the quantum world and how they can be turned into working principles for future information technologies.
(University of Science and Technology of China) A joint China-Austria team has performed quantum key distribution between the quantum-science satellite Micius and multiple ground stations located in Xinglong (near Beijing), Nanshan (near Urumqi), and Graz (near Vienna). Show More Summary
A joint China-Austria team has performed quantum key distribution between the quantum-science satellite Micius and multiple ground stations located in Xinglong (near Beijing), Nanshan (near Urumqi), and Graz (near Vienna). Such experiments...Show More Summary
(Science China Press) Cloud-based quantum computing is the most useful form for public users to experience with the power of quantum. Recently, a joint team led by G. Long at Tsinghua University, B. Zeng at University of Guelph and D. Show More Summary
On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists from Innsbruck and Vienna present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independently (re)discovered experimental techniques that are standard in modern quantum optical laboratories. Show More Summary
Quantum processor named after Alaska’s Tangled Lakes
Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zürich in Switzerland have created a method to systematically design metamaterials using principles of quantum mechanics.
Physicists from MIPT have teamed up with their colleagues in Russia and Great Britain and developed a superconducting quantum state detector. The new device can detect magnetic fields at low temperatures and is useful to both researchers and quantum computer engineers.
(California Institute of Technology) An international team, led by Chiara Daraio, uses techniques from quantum mechanics to create a system for engineering how metamaterials will interact with waves.
In September, the Chinese Academy of Sciences president Chunli Bai, and President Anton Zeilinger of the Austria Academy of Sciences in Vienna, made the first quantum-secured video call. But when will you get to take part in this? Will there ever be a secure quantum Slack at your workplace? More »
Mozilla’s Firefox has been praised for its dramatic speed increase with Firefox Quantum. The firm is aiming to make its browser app even better with Firefox 58 (via Neowin). The firm will be adding a new 2-tiered compiler to the browser,...Show More Summary
(Queen's University Belfast) Scientists from three UK universities are to test one of the fundamental laws of physics as part of a major Europe-wide project awarded more than £3 million in funding.
This might look like a TV. It's a big 165cm display capable of HDR and putting out 1000 nits of brightness. It even uses a quantum dot film to achieve DCI-P3 colour gamut, which is nerd speak for really good colour reproduction that's usually only found super expensive TVs. Show More Summary
I don’t often read spy thrillers, but just finished one, The Quantum Spy, by David Ignatius. Ignatius is a well-known journalist at the Washington Post, specializing in international affairs and the intelligence community (and known to some as The Mainstream … Continue reading ?
Josh Jones, editor of Special Request Media has created an incredible map that traces every time traveling leap made by Doctor Sam Beckett throughout the entirety of the beloved classic series Quantum Leap. Additionally, Jones provided detailed information for each leap (episode, season and plot) as well as an ability to zoom in on each...
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot company says its new sub-sea internet cable that will connect Israel with Spain will be powerful enough to handle up to 60 percent of the world's internet traffic at peak time. Quantum Cable ChairmanShow More Summary