The scientists hope the breakthrough is the start of a new era. Though this experiment was performed with simple, two-atom molecules, they plan to work their way up to handling larger and more complex molecules.
A new quantum computer can execute calculations in mere moments that would take the most advanced supercomputers 47 years to process.
International researchers have manipulated small numbers of bound photons, scattering off an artificial atom. This unprecedented achievement represents an important landmark in the development of quantum technologies.
Google researchers demonstrated they could reduce errors in calculations while increasing the number of physical quantum bits (qubits) in a 'logical qubit,' a building block of large-scale quantum computers.
A UK University team developed a system able to transport information from one chip to another with a reliability of 99.999993% at record speeds.
Another record has been broken on the way to fully operational and capable quantum computers: the complete control of a 6-qubit quantum processor in silicon. Researchers are calling it "a major stepping stone" for the technology.
A new method for entwining the fates of fragments of light has overcome some serious obstacles on the road to photon-based quantum computing.
Scientists successfully produced the largest hybrid particles of light and matter ever created. These quasiparticles were made with the help of a piece of stone containing cuprous oxide crystals from an ancient deposit in Namibia.
The Frontier supercomputer has now become the world's first known supercomputer to demonstrate a processor speed of 1.1 exaFLOPS (1.1 quintillion floating point operations per second, or FLOPS).
There was a time, not so long ago, when computers occupied entire rooms. Today, some processing units can come as small as a few specks of dust.