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April 16th, 2004

Sturdy Quantum Computing Demoed

The quantum states of atoms and subatomic particles that prototype quantum computers use to represent the 1s and 0s of computer are so fragile that energy from small amounts of heat, light and magnetism can change them, effectively snuffing out the information they hold. Rather than fight the odds, many researchers are working with the environmental noise to create safe havens for quantum bits, or qubits.


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