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Researchers Write Quantum Code on Silicon Chip

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posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 10:57 AM
Quantum Computers One Step Closer After Australian Breakthrough (Nov. 18, 2015)

Aussie researchers for the Win!!!!!

Engineers from the University of New South Wales, Australia, have made an important breakthrough that brings quantum computers one step closer to reality. The team created a quantum version of a standard computer code within a silicon chip. The discovery shows that it is possible to construct realistic and reliable quantum computers.

Quantum computers have the potential to solve problems much more quickly than any computer that exists today, as they combine the rules of informatics to phenomena of quantum mechanics that are not observed in everyday life. Namely, the principle of superposition, popularized by Schrödinger’s cat being both alive and dead, and entanglement.

I don't quite know what it's implications are, I just know that they are getting closer to creating "Quantum Computers" every day

"Now, we have shown beyond any doubt that we can write this code inside a device that resembles the silicon microchips you have on your laptop or your mobile phone," said Professor Andrea Morello, leader of the team. "It's a real triumph of electrical engineering."

Found a 2nd Source:
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posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 11:01 AM
For those who want to know more, this article describes entanglement and superposition well:

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 11:08 AM
Well good job Australia and now you can focus on legalizing cannabis and letting WallyDuck keeping growing his ducksfoot.

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 11:15 AM
I'm split about quantum computing. Do I want a computer that turns itself on when I walk into the room and displays the information I was thinking about? Or, when I post something the computer asks me if I really want to post that?

On the other hand, it may tell me how many and who has secret malware embedded on the hard drive. Could be a good thing with that aspect.

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 11:25 AM
a reply to: NightFlight

Like every other piece of technology we create, it has its uses but it can also be destructive.

It's like epidemiologists working with deadly diseases - they can invest their energy/resources into cures or they can make biological weapons.

Either way, somebody, at some point will probably TRY to use it for bad.

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 03:59 PM
a reply to: FamCore

The first entity will be the United States government. Because duh.

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 04:03 PM
Standard computer code , it's something like ASCII and how the OS will work on such computers, very important I would say..

zero's and ones, but I believe they could be both on quantum computing so that makes it difficult to write a OS for such a computer..
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posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 04:17 PM
Here is a video from one of the sources.

posted on Nov, 19 2015 @ 04:27 PM
a reply to: FamCore

This from your source quote, sticks out like a quantum thumb:

The discovery shows that it is possible to construct realistic and reliable quantum computers.

Thanks for the interesting and important thread. Oh, and go Aussies.

posted on Nov, 24 2015 @ 11:33 AM
This news seems too important to have the thread fade away. Although I'm not a computer expert and have yet to play one on TV, this seems like a major step forward. So bumping the thread in case interested readers may have missed it.

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