Weather Disasters Usher in New Era of Supply Chain Risk Management

November 2, 2017

As the United States continues to recover from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it seems unnecessary to warn supply chain risk … Continued

Flip-flopping Makes Bad Politics but Good Quantum Computing

October 20, 2017

Politicians are often excoriated for changing (or flip-flopping) their stances on various political topics. Changes in position often leads to … Continued

Has China Taken the Lead in Quantum Computing?

May 15, 2017

In early May, Chinese scientists from the Shanghai Institute for Advanced Studies of University of Science and Technology of China … Continued

Inching towards the Era of Quantum Computing

March 31, 2017

Nearly every week some researcher around the world announces another breakthrough inching the world closer to developing generalized quantum computing … Continued

Quantum Computing: Extending the Life of Qubits

December 9, 2016

At the core of every quantum computer are quantum bits (aka qubits) that provide quirky states of superposition that allow … Continued

Quantum Computing: Stopping the World’s Fastest Particle could Lead to the World’s Fastest Computer

October 7, 2016

Light particles are the ultimate measure of speed. We were all raised with the notion that nothing in the universe … Continued

First Reprogrammable Quantum Computer Unveiled

August 24, 2016

A year ago, Kelly Dickerson (@Kickerson13), wrote, “Superfast computers built on the bizarre principles of quantum physics are coming, and … Continued

Quantum Computing: Schrödinger’s Cat Has a Doppelgänger

July 1, 2016

“The decades-old paradox of Schrödinger’s cat, in which the feline is both dead and alive at the same time, has … Continued

New Breakthroughs Address Nagging Quantum Computing Challenges

April 28, 2016

Researchers anxiously await the development of a fully programmable quantum computer that can attack some of the universe’s most challenging … Continued

Quantum Computing at Room Temperature

December 30, 2015

The fact of the matter is, at the moment, we don’t have a universally recognized quantum computer; however, that hasn’t … Continued

Will Australia Develop the First Universally-recognized Quantum Computer?

October 16, 2015

Although a Canadian company called D-Wave has created a quantum annealing device that can be used to solve specific optimization … Continued

Progress Continues towards Quantum Computing

June 26, 2015

“The third age of machines is near,” writes Bruno Teboul (@Brunoteboul), governance member at the Ecole Polytechnique. “Quantum and cognitive … Continued

Quantum Computing Promises Fast Solutions to Huge Problems

June 2, 2015

The debate over whether a universal quantum computer will ever be built is not over. Kelly Dickerson (@Kickerson13), however, has … Continued

Quantum Computer Puzzle Pieces Continue to Emerge

April 10, 2015

Peter Byrne (@peterjbyrne) notes that researchers have been trying to create a quantum computer for years. “The quest to harness … Continued

More Progress towards Quantum Computing

January 19, 2015

By almost any standard the quantum world is weird. One of the weirder things about the sub-atomic world is that … Continued

Quantum Computers Will Transform the World — We Hope

December 24, 2014

Eric Ladizinsky, co-founder of D-Wave, the Canadian firm claiming to have produced the world’s first commercial quantum computer, asserts that … Continued

A Glossary of Quantum Computing Terms

November 13, 2014

Every week scientists around the globe seem to announce another breakthrough that could help lead to the construction of a … Continued

Closing In on Quantum Computing

October 14, 2014

“For more than two decades,” writes Valerie C. Coffey (@StellarEdit), “one of the holy grails of physics has been to … Continued

Quantum Computers: A Primer (sort of)

August 20, 2014

“Quantum technologies,” writes Pete Shadbolt, “exploit the paradoxical and unfamiliar behaviour of tiny lumps of light and matter, including single … Continued

Quantum Computing: Assembling the Pieces

July 31, 2014

“Scientists have observed something fascinating about the universe: A tiny particle can spontaneously appear from nothing and then disappear as … Continued

Searching for a Less Quirky Qubit

June 27, 2014

At the end of a post entitled “Quantum Computing: The Quest Continues,” I indicated that I would write another article … Continued

Quantum Computing: The Quest Continues

June 25, 2014

As I pointed out in a previous post [“Quantum Future: Just Beyond Our Grasp“], some scientists believe that the effort … Continued

Quantum Future: Just Beyond Our Grasp

May 14, 2014

Back in 2006, Peter Schwartz, Chris Taylor, and Rita Koselka offered a vision of the future that relies on the … Continued

Quantum Computing: The Search for Schrödinger’s Cat

April 15, 2014

“Quantum computing may well represent the biggest breakthrough in computer technology since the invention of the microprocessor,” writes Lev Grossman. … Continued

Latest Advances toward Quantum Computing, Part 2

January 24, 2014

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed, inter alia, how researchers are working to create more stable qubits. Philip … Continued

Latest Advances toward Quantum Computing, Part 1

January 23, 2014

It seems as though breakthroughs leading towards a traditional quantum computer occur almost daily. I say “traditional” quantum computer because … Continued

Quantum Computing and Big Data

November 7, 2013

Jennifer Ouellette reports that systems like CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) create such enormous amounts of data in such a … Continued

Are Space and Time Real?

September 23, 2013

“Physicists have discovered a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and challenges the notion that space … Continued

Understanding Quantum Computing

September 18, 2013

Let’s face it quantum computing is not an easy subject. Understanding, for example, that a qubit can simultaneously represent both … Continued