Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jul 2011 12:59 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Scientists have taken the next major step toward quantum computing, which will use quantum mechanics to revolutionize the way information is processed. Quantum computers will capitalize on the mind-bending properties of quantum particles to perform complex calculations that are impossible for today's traditional computers. Using high magnetic fields, Susumu Takahashi, assistant professor in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, and his colleagues managed to suppress decoherence, which is one of the key stumbling blocks in quantum computing."
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RE: For an ignorant outsider...
by xiaokj on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 01:18 UTC in reply to "For an ignorant outsider..."
xiaokj
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As the above reply rightly quoted, decoherence is as good as unwanted observation. The article is not saying much other than "we have finally gotten rid of much of the noise. We can finally start doing something with the peace and quiet."

I don't think you are too far off quantum if you could catch that.

I won't hold my breath until they find something interesting/important. This is an important preliminary step, but not yet anywhere, really.

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