Aussie boffins come up with a quantum integrated circuit
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Never mind the quantum cats we need drop bears


Aussie boffins in Sydney have demonstrated a quantum integrated circuit made up of just a few atoms made from kangaroos which are potentially dead or fair dinkum.

Boffins use teleportation to build quantum network
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No word on Tom Riker 

Boffins at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have made the first steps towards a quantum internet by using quantum teleportation to send data across three physical locations.

IBM wants to make quantum supercomputers
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Wednesday, 11 May 2022 11:52

IBM wants to make quantum supercomputers


The plan is potentially alive and dead

IBM is ready to expand quantum technology into supercomputing – a gift for Bond villains everywhere.

Aussies put quantum randomness online
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Tuesday, 26 April 2022 11:32

Aussies put quantum randomness online


At least to AWS customers

The Australian National University (ANU) is putting its ANU Quantum Numbers (AQN) online random number generator has been launched on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.

Encryption outfit might have talked up its quantum claims
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Former employees say the tech is a bit pants

Arqit says its encryption system can't be broken by quantum computers, but former employees and people outside the company question the relevance of its technology.

Bejing sets new record for quantum secure direct communication
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Quantum Message flung over 102.2 km

Researchers in Beijing have set a new quantum secure direct communication (QSDC) world record of 102.2 km (64 miles), smashing the previous mark of 18 km (11 miles).

US Department of Defense fears quantum cats
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Tsar Putin and his Chinese chums might call in the moggies

David Spirk, the chief data officer for America's Department of Defense, is rather worried about the potential of quantum computers to crack encryption on sensitive data.

Fujitsu does some quantum jujutsu
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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 12:22

Fujitsu does some quantum jujutsu


36-qubit quantum circuits

Fujitsu claims to have developed a quantum computer simulator capable of handling 36-qubit quantum circuits on a cluster system featuring the company's supercomputer PRIMEHPC FX 700.

Quantum computers a long way from hacking SHA-256 algorithm
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Would need to be a million times larger

Quantum computers would need to become around one million times larger than they are today in order to break the SHA-256 algorithm that secures bitcoin.

Aussies have Quantum processor breakthrough
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Friday, 21 January 2022 12:30

Aussies have Quantum processor breakthrough


Create kangaroos which are potentially dead or alive

Aussie boffins have come up with a way which paves the way for large silicon-based quantum processors for real-world manufacturing and application.