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Diamond idea for quantum computer
« on: February 19, 2013, 02:40:41 AM »
Diamond idea for quantum computer

Quantum mechanics isn?t what it used to be. Several decades ago it was all about how, at the very small scales of atoms, energy comes in chunks or ?quanta?: not continuous, like water, but discrete, like money. Even light is grainy, divided up into little packets of energy called photons.

But never mind all that. Today, quantum physicists aren?t really talking about quanta, they?re talking about information. They suspect that at its root quantum mechanics is a theory about what can and can?t be known about the world. The famous uncertainty principle, and the idea that quantum objects might be either here or there, are examples of that idea.

It?s not all theory, though. The new view offers potential applications in the form of so-called quantum information technology: ways of storing, transmitting and manipulating information that work using quantum rules rather than the ?classical? rules of our everyday world. The most celebrated manifestation of this technology is the quantum computer, which could exploit quantum principles to achieve far greater power than the devices on which I?m writing and you are reading.

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Re: Diamond idea for quantum computer
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013, 09:40:15 AM »
For those of you in the UK the closest I can get to this is:

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