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So You Want to Learn About Quantum Computing?

So You Want to Learn About Quantum Computing? | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
"Students will learn by inhabiting an alternate history where Alan Turing and Richard Feynman meet during World War II and must invent quantum computers to defeat Nazi Germany. As a final project, ...
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Programming and storytelling combined. Very much what I'd like to see more of.

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The Church of D-Wave

The Church of D-Wave | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
Are You a BDeliever? Science and religion have a difficult relationship, and sometimes they combine in the most obscure manner, such as when Scientology was conceived.  The latter seems to have los...
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Scott Aaronson (again) resigns as chief D-Wave critic and endorses their experiments

Scott Aaronson (again) resigns as chief D-Wave critic and endorses their experiments | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
An exercise in positive spin The English language is astoundingly malleable. It feels almost as if it was tailor made for marketing spin. I noticed this long ago (feels like a lifetime) when workin...
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Science - Don't Ask What it Can Do for You.

Science - Don't Ask What it Can Do for You. | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
The most important non-scientific book about science that you will ever read is Michael Nielsen's Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science. It lays out how the current scientific pub...
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Out of the AI Winter and into the Cold

Out of the AI Winter and into the Cold | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
Any quantum computer using superconducting Josephson junctions will have to be operated at extremely low temperatures. The D-Wave machine, for instance, runs at about 20 mK, which is much colder th...
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Will you or will you not?

Will you or will you not? | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
Ever so often a piece of pop science writing pops up that stands out. It's like a good bottle of wine, you want to savour it slowly, and the next day when you wake up with a slight hangover and rea...
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Septimana Mirabilis - Major Quantum Information Technology Breakthroughs

Septimana Mirabilis - Major Quantum Information Technology Breakthroughs | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
Update: Link to Catherine McGeoch and Cong Wang's paper. What a week for Quantum Information Science. D-Wave made some major news when the first peer reviewed paper to conclusively demonstrate that...
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If a Fighter Writes a Paper to go for the Kill ...

If a Fighter Writes a Paper to go for the Kill ... | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
You don't want to take on this man in the rink: And you don't want to take on his namesake in the scientific realm. In my last post I wrote about the Kish Cypher protocol, and was wondering about i...
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The Dark Horse of Quantum Computing

The Dark Horse of Quantum Computing | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
Updated below. Recently, Science magazine prominently featured Quantum Information Processing on their cover:   The periodical has a great track record in publishing on QIS, and this is the ma...
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Rather glaring omission in that issue of Science magazine.

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Physicists disagree over meaning of quantum mechanics, poll shows

Physicists disagree over meaning of quantum mechanics, poll shows | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it

"Anyone who claims to understand quantum theory is either lying or crazy," http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50534263/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.UP1wzInjmGg

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The Copenhagen interpretation no longer rules supreme. 

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New Computer Bridges Classical and Quantum Computing - Yahoo! News (blog)

New Computer Bridges Classical and Quantum Computing - Yahoo! News (blog) | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
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New Computer Bridges Classical and Quantum Computing
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Described as a bridge between classical and quantum computers, these machines also make use of the bizarre nature of quantum physics.
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Scott Aaronson has his fingerprints all over this news item as well:

http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=1177

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Bismuth provides perfect dance partners for quantum computing qubits

Bismuth provides perfect dance partners for quantum computing qubits | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
New research has demonstrated a way to make bismuth electrons and nuclei work together as qubits in a quantum computer.
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Proving quantum computers feasible - MIT News

Proving quantum computers feasible - MIT News | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it

An interesting result for one dimensional spin chains that raises the specter for scalability of gate based QC designs.

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A Bet Lost, Despite Entanglement

A Bet Lost, Despite Entanglement | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
And Why There Still May be Some Free Cheese in my Future. Occasionally I like to bet. And in Matthias Troyer I found somebody who took me up on it.  I wrote about this bet a while ago, but back the...
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One Video to Rule Them All

Updated below This is essentially an extended update to my last D-Wave post. Rather than stick it there, I think it is important enough to merit its own post.  The reason being, I wish I could make...
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The D-Wave Phenomenon

The D-Wave Phenomenon | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
This is my first installment of the write-up on my recent visit to D-Wave in Burnaby, BC. No matter where you stand on the merits of D-Wave technology, there is no doubt they have already made comp...
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Is That Quantum Computer for Real? There May Finally Be a Test - Wired

Is That Quantum Computer for Real? There May Finally Be a Test - Wired | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
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Is That Quantum Computer for Real?
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Won't help with the D-Wave controversy but interesting science nonetheless.

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Coming Up Swinging

Coming Up Swinging | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
The current top political news of the day (Snowden leak) brings into sharp relief why encryption and the capabilities to break it receive so much attention. It puts into context why a single algori...
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The Meaning of Wave Mechanics and the Mongol Physics Project

The Meaning of Wave Mechanics and the Mongol Physics Project | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
Kingsley Jones, an Australian theoretical physicist turned entrepreneur, recently introduced what he dubs Mongol physics, a bold undertaking to "fix" QM and QED. The name is aptly chosen, because i...
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Stretching Quantum Computing Credulity

Stretching Quantum Computing Credulity | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
Update: Corrected text (h/t Geordie) My interest in D-Wave prompted me to start this blog, and it is no secret that I expect the company to deliver products that will have a significant impact on t...
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Quantum Cryptography Made Obsolete?

Quantum Cryptography Made Obsolete? | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
Electrical engineering is often overshadowed by other STEM fields. Computer Science is cooler, and physics has the aura of the Faustian quest for the most fundamental truths science can uncover.  Y...
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Quantum Computing Hype Cycle and a Bet of my Own

Quantum Computing Hype Cycle and a Bet of my Own | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
The year 2013 started turbulent for the quantum computing field with a valiant effort by long time skeptic and distinguished experimentalist Michel  I. Dyakonov  to relegate it to the status of a p...
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The year 2013 is going to be an important one for quantum computing. 

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Big Bad Quantum Computer

Big Bad Quantum Computer | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it
A recent DefenseNews article again put Shor's algorithm front and center when writing about Quantum Computing.  Yet, there is so much more to this field, and with Lockheed Martin working with D-Wav...
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Classical Computing Embraces Quantum Ideas - Scientific American

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Classical Computing Embraces Quantum Ideas
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Currently, it is estimated that fewer than 5 percent of theoretical computer scientists study quantum computing.
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Scott Aaronson has an amazing ability to create a buzz and maka a point.  To get this story form the horses mouth check-out his related blog entry:


http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=1170

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Quantum Computing Taxonomy

Quantum Computing Taxonomy | Quantum Computing | Scoop.it

Quantum computers are not created equal. In this, they also differ drastically from their common classical counterparts. This article attempts a comprehensive taxonomy.

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