Quantum communicating with the Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Humanity is facing now the dawn of a new technological era involving quantum mechanics in almost all aspects of social life, from computation to communication. It might be natural to ask if we shouldn’t consider search for quantum messages from extraterrestrial intelligence. China has launched the first quantum communication satellite last year bringing the humanity…

The Light-Bending Microchip

For the first time, scientists have achieved infinite speeds on a microchip. Although this advance will not enable faster-than-light starships, the light-warping technology behind this innovation could lead to new light-based microchips and help enable powerful quantum computers, researchers said. Light travels at the speed of about 670 million miles per hour (1.08 billion km/h)…

Quantum code on a silicon chip

Engineers have been able to successfully write the quantum version of a computer code to a silicon chip for the very first time – a breakthrough that creates the building blocks for one day programming a whole quantum computer. Researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia devised a system, whereby two…

Two big steps toward quantum computing

“Spooky action at a distance,” Einstein’s famous, dismissive characterization of quantum entanglement, has long been established as a physical phenomenon, and researchers are keen to develop practical applications for entanglement including communication, encryption, and computing. Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon in which the production or the interactions of a number of particles cannot be described…

Quantum Computing Advance

A superconducting chip developed at IBM demonstrates an important step needed for the creation of computer processors that crunch numbers by exploiting the weirdness of quantum physics. If successfully developed, quantum computers could effectively take shortcuts through many calculations that are difficult for today’s computers. IBM’s new chip is the first to integrate the basic…