If quantum computers threaten blockchains, quantum blockchains could be the defense

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to New on MIT Technology Review A blockchain is a mathematical structure that stores data securely over time. The idea … Continue reading If quantum computers threaten blockchains, quantum blockchains could be the defense

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Why you might trust a quantum computer with secrets—even over the internet

It may be possible to control a quantum computer over the internet without revealing what you are calculating, thanks to the many possible ways that information can flow through a … Continue reading Why you might trust a quantum computer with secrets—even over the internet

Here’s How We Can Achieve Mass-Produced Quantum Computers

“These emitters are almost perfect.” Still waiting patiently for quantum computing to bring about the next revolution in digital processing power? We might now be a little closer, with a … Continue reading Here’s How We Can Achieve Mass-Produced Quantum Computers

Scientists Claim to Have Invented The World’s First Quantum-Proof Blockchain

Unhackable Bitcoin, anyone? Researchers in Russia say they’ve developed and tested the world’s first blockchain that won’t be vulnerable to encryption-breaking attacks from future quantum computers. If the claims are … Continue reading Scientists Claim to Have Invented The World’s First Quantum-Proof Blockchain

Quantum Computing Demands a Whole New Kind of Programmer

Quantum computers finally seem to be coming of age with promises of “quantum supremacy” by the end of the year. But there’s a problem—very few people know how to work … Continue reading Quantum Computing Demands a Whole New Kind of Programmer

Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

UCI physicist Jing Xia (right, with graduate student Alex Stern) calls the fiber-optic Sagnac interferometer he built the most sensitive magnetic microscope in the world. He compares it to a … Continue reading Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

Rechargeable ‘spin battery’ promising for spintronics and quantum computing

This microscope image shows a new device used to measure the “persistent spin polarization” for a rechargeable “spin battery” that represents a step toward building possible spintronic devices and quantum … Continue reading Rechargeable ‘spin battery’ promising for spintronics and quantum computing

Physicists Unveil Blueprint for a Quantum Computer the Size of a Soccer Field

Quantum computers promise to crack some of the world’s most intractable problems by super-charging processing power. But the technical challenges involved in building these machines mean they’ve still achieved just … Continue reading Physicists Unveil Blueprint for a Quantum Computer the Size of a Soccer Field