Thursday, September 16, 2010

Computers set for quantum leap

Somehow, I still see an impatient, soft fingered whip in stylish eyeglasses, on the DC shuttle, pounding away on his blackberry, complaining about the slowness of the speed of light.

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A new photonic chip that works on light rather than electricity has been built by an international research team, paving the way for the production of ultra-fast quantum computers with capabilities far beyond today’s devices.

Future quantum computers will, for example, be able to pull important information out of the biggest databases almost instantaneously. As the amount of electronic data stored worldwide grows exponentially, the technology will make it easier for people to search with precision for what they want.


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