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Microsoft Takes Path Less Traveled to Build a Quantum Computer

In the race to commercialise a new type of powerful computer, Microsoft has just pulled up to the starting line with a slick-looking set of wheels. There’s just one problem: it doesn’t have an engine – at least not yet. The Redmond, Washington-based tech giant is competing with Google, IBM Corp., and a clutch of small, specialized companies to develop quantum computers… Read More »

World’s First Quantum Computer Made By China — 24,000 Times Faster Than International Counterparts

Short Bytes: A team of Chinese scientists has claimed that it has built the world’s first quantum computing machine. According to them, the machine is 24,000 times faster than its international counterparts and 10-100 times faster than the first electronic computer, ENIAC. While it might not be of any practical use at the moment, it surely shows China’s work in the… Read More »

Google, NASA put big money on D-Wave’s quantum computer

Google. NASA. Lockheed Martin. Los Alamos National Laboratory. Big names in the worlds of big brains and cutting-edge technology are investing millions of dollars in the quantum computing technology of the Burnaby, B.C.-based company D-Wave. They say they’re starting to see promising results, despite criticism from some quantum physicists that the technology might never live up to its promise. Quantum… Read More »