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August 12, 2020
Quantum Cryptographic communication technology for genomic medicine
Toshiba Corporation, Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo) and Tohoku University Hospital have demonstrated that quantum cryptographic communications technology can provide genomic medicine with a safe, completely secure data…
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August 12, 2020
Boltzmann machine learning with a variational quantum algorithm
Boltzmann machine is a powerful tool for modeling probability distributions that govern the training data. A thermal equilibrium state is typically used for Boltzmann machine learning to obtain a suitable…
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August 11, 2020
MoG-VQE: Multiobjective Genetic Variational Quantum Eigensolver
Variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) emerged as a first practical algorithm for near-term quantum computers. Its success largely relies on the chosen variational ansatz, corresponding to a quantum circuit that prepares…
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August 11, 2020
Real-world applications for atom interferometric quantum sensors
The Gravity Delve¬†project, funded by Innovate UK, brings together academics from the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing, which is led by the University of Birmingham and Nemein Ltd,…
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August 11, 2020
First quantum algorithm to characterize noise
Researchers at University of Sydney Nano Institute have developed the first system-wide quantum algorithm to characterize noise. Noise is the main obstacle to building large-scale quantum computers. To tame the…
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August 10, 2020
Limits on Purifying Quantum States
A new theoretical study identifies fundamental tradeoffs that limit the amount of noise reduction in quantum information systems. Quantum information technology could perform certain tasks faster and more securely than…
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August 10, 2020
Quantum simulation for solving multidimensional Poisson equations
Many methods solve Poisson equations by using grid techniques which discretize the problem in each dimension. Most of these algorithms are subject to the curse of dimensionality, so that they…
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August 10, 2020
Quantum computing enhanced computational catalysis
The quantum computation of electronic energies can break the curse of dimensionality that plagues many-particle quantum mechanics. It is for this reason that a universal quantum computer has the potential…
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August 10, 2020
Amazon Web Services Center for Quantum Computing at Caltech
Preparations are under way for the new Amazon Web Services Center for Quantum Computing, scheduled to open in spring 2021 at Caltech. The two-story, 21,000-square-foot facility will be located on…
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August 7, 2020
Rigetti has closed a $79 million Series C funding round
Rigetti Computing, the quantum computing startup that is challenging industry heavyweights like IBM, Microsoft and D-Wave, announced this week that it has closed a $79 million Series C funding round.…
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August 7, 2020
Elyah brings visual quantum programming
Elyah has recently released its online circuit tool to program quantum computers. It comes built-in with a fast in-browser simulator, and a few more perks, like having the option to…
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August 6, 2020
Using entangled photons to play "quantum Go"
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has developed a form of the board game Go using entanglement. The researchers created a version of quantum Go using…
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