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Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing Is About To Overturn Cybersecurity's Balance Of Power

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 05.13.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Quantum computers are already here in a limited form, and fully functional versions are on the way. They will be as transformative for mankind as were the mainframe computers, personal computers, and smartphones that we all use. As do all advancing technologies, they will also create new nightmares. The most worrisome development will be in cryptography.

The Coming Problem of Our iPhones Being More Intelligent Than We Are

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 06.27.2015 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

Within seven years -- about when the iPhone 11 is likely to be released -- the smartphones in our pockets will be as computationally intelligent as we are. It doesn't stop there, though. These devices will continue to advance, exponentially, until they exceed the combined intelligence of the human race.

No Evolution Deniers in the White House

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

To doubt evolution at this late date is to reveal oneself to be willfully, invincibly ignorant of basic scientific principles. And there is no room in the Oval Office -- none -- for the scientifically illiterate.

Scientists Create Laser The Size Of A Grain Of Rice

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.16.2015 | Science

It sounds like something straight out of science fiction: a laser no bigger than a grain of rice that uses one-billionth of the electric current neede...

Scientists Capture The Sound Of A Single Atom

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.12.2014 | Science

What does an atom sound like? Apparently it's a "D-note." That's according to scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden,...

Scientists Overseas Report Major Teleportation Advance

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.30.2014 | Science

No one's getting beamed up anytime soon, but teleportation may have taken a big step closer to reality. Researchers at Delft University of Technolo...

GOTCHA! Photon Finding Overseas Turns Physics Dogma On Its Head

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 11.25.2013 | Science

If you want to see a packet of light called a photon, you have to destroy it. Any device that picks up on the presence of light has to absorb its ene...

Could THIS Give Super Computers Big Boost?

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 11.14.2013 | Science

Quantum computers could crack codes and run more complex simulations than current machines, but actually building one is hard to do. The bits that s...

'Spooky' Achievement Brings Advanced Computers Step Closer To Reality

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science

Imagine that two people could get linked in such a way that they could influence each other no matter where in the universe they existed. Now scient...

Quantum Computing Milestone Reported By Scientists Overseas

LiveScience | Jesse Emspak | Posted 09.15.2013 | Science

Quantum mechanics allows for some very strange things, like the teleportation of information and computers that can break even the toughest codes. ...

What Quantum Computers Will Mean For Artificial Intelligence

natureheader | Devin Powell | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science

Quantum computers of the future will have the potential to give artificial intelligence a major boost, a series of studies suggests. These computers,...

Tiny 'Quantum' Device May Bring Computers Of Unfathomable Power

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.30.2012 | Science

Talk about a quantum leap. Scientists say they've developed a tiny device that may hold the key to the development of quantum computers vastly more po...

Romney: The Quantum Candidate

Spencer Critchley | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

From physicists at the University of New South Wales and Purdue University, via the New York Times, comes news of dramatic progress: The group of phy...

Will Quantum Computers Send Hackers Packing?

Posted 01.20.2012 | Science

Have computer hackers met their match? Not quite yet. But new research suggests that so-called quantum computers now in development could lead to data...