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How the 2010s Changed Physics Forever

This decade marked not just one but a series of turning points in the history of physics. Read More >>

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What Are the Biggest Challenges Technology Must Overcome in the Next 10 Years?

Technology’s fine – I definitely like texting, and some of the shows on Netflix are tolerable – but the field’s got some serious kinks to work out. Some of these are hardware-related: when, for instance, will quantum computing become practical? Others are of more immediate concern. Is there some way to stop latently homicidal weirdos from getting radicalised online? Can social networks be tweaked in such a way as to not nearly guarantee the outbreak of the second Civil War? As AI advances and proliferates, how can we stop it from perpetuating, or worsening, injustice and discrimination? Read More >>

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Google Confirms Achieving Quantum Supremacy

This morning, Google scientists confirmed in a blog post that their quantum computer had needed just 200 seconds to solve a problem that they claim would take the world’s fastest supercomputer 10,000 years to complete. Read More >>

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Ex Machina’s Alex Garland Lifts the Curtain on New FX Series, Devs

Director Alex Garland’s (Ex Machina, Annihilation) latest project is headed to television rather than cinemas. Up until now, we didn’t have much to go on in terms of what FX’s Devs was actually about – but thanks to a big coming out panel at New York Comic Con this past weekend, we’re extremely hyped for the sci-fi series. Read More >>

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Google’s Quantum Supremacy Announcement Shouldn’t Be a Surprise

Headlines have boldly proclaimed that Google achieved “quantum supremacy” after the Financial Times on Friday leaked a draft of Google’s quantum supremacy research paper. I’m here to tell you that this is not a big surprise, nor is it a big deal – at least, not for you, yet. Read More >>

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Google Says It’s Achieved Quantum Supremacy, a World-First: Report

A Google researcher’s paper claiming to have achieved quantum supremacy, a major early milestone in the field of quantum computing, appeared on a NASA website this week before being removed, the Financial Times reports. Read More >>

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You Won’t See Quantum Internet Coming

The quantum internet is coming sooner than you think – even sooner than quantum computing itself. When things change over, you might not even notice. But when they do, new rules will protect your data against attacks from computers that don’t even exist yet. Read More >>

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When Will Quantum Computers Outperform Regular Computers?

Any day now, quantum computers will solve a problem too hard for a classical computer to take on. Or at least, that’s what we’ve been hoping. Scientists and companies are racing toward this computing milestone, dubbed quantum supremacy and seemingly just beyond our reach, and if you’ve been following the quantum computing story, you might wonder why we’re not there yet, given all the hype. Read More >>

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Why Did NASA and Others Spend Millions on This Quantum Computer?

Quantum computers are probably the most misunderstood of nascent technologies, which makes sense, because their very basics rely on the hardest-to-grasp concepts of physics. That’s led to people making some ridiculous claims, like that they give you “god-like powers” and that they’re an “imminent threat.” Read More >>

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Why Experts Are Sceptical of IBM’s New Commercial Quantum Computer

IBM has announced the release of Q System One, or as the IBM team described it, “the world’s first fully integrated universal quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use.” Read More >>

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US Passes Bill to Inject £950 Million Into the Quantum Tech Race

Earlier this month, American president Donald Trump signed a bill providing over a billion dollars in funding to quantum research. Read More >>

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It’s Time to Plan for How Quantum Computing Could Go Wrong, Say Entrepreneurs and Physicists

Quantum computers that can crack our strongest encryption methods might be decades away – but a group of entrepreneurs and researchers think we better start talking ethics now. Read More >>

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We Must Prepare Now for Quantum Attacks, National Academy of Sciences Warns

The road ahead is rocky for those hoping to build quantum computers, according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences. But as these computers become possible, the government should prioritize preparing for the potential consequences, which could be dire for cybersecurity. Read More >>

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Scientists Worldwide Are Getting Serious About Quantum Internet

It takes little more than logging on to see the flaws in today’s internet—mainly, how easy it is to steal or intercept data. One future solution for these problems could be an upgrade that relies on the latest advances in the science of subatomic particles: a quantum internet. Read More >>

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There’s Now a Proven Way for Quantum Computers to Beat Classical Computers – With a Catch

Entrepreneurs and physicists are pursuing a new kind of computer—one based on the physics of the subatomic particles—that promises to revolutionise various fields. Presumably, such a quantum computer should offer some advantage over the classical computers we already use, right? The trouble is, it’s unclear what tasks quantum computers can definitively perform better than regular computers. Read More >>