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    A Quantum Leap for Quantum Computing

    UC Riverside will lead collaborative effort at developing scalable quantum computers. The University of California, Riverside, has won a University of California Multicampus-National Lab Collaborative Research and Training Award of $3.75 million that will allow the campus to focus on enabling scalable quantum computing. Quantum computers are expected to greatly outperform the most powerful conventional computers on certain tasks, such as modeling complex chemical processes, finding large prime numbers, and designing new molecules that have applications in medicine. These computers store quantum information in the form of quantum bits, or qubits — quantum systems that can exist in two  

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    Future sparkles for diamond-based quantum technology

    An artist’s impression of a diamond building block in a future photonic circuit. The red color emphasises the germanium vacancy centres emitting at the red spectral range and the ring illustrates the cavity. Image: ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optics at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Marilyn Monroe famously sang that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but they are also very popular with quantum scientists—with two new research breakthroughs poised to accelerate the development of synthetic diamond-based quantum technology, improve scalability, and dramatically reduce manufacturing costs. While silicon is traditionally used for computer and mobile phone hardware,  

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    PsiQuantum’s Previously Secret Q1 Photonic Quantum Computer With GlobalFoundries

    A PsiQuantum 300 mm wafter built by GlobalFoundries GlobalFoundries It has been over a year since I wrote about PsiQuantum. Its bold prediction at that time was that it would build a million-qubit fault-tolerant photonic quantum computer within five years.    PsiQuantum was founded in 2016 by British professor Jeremy O’Brien and three other academics, Terry Rudolph, Mark Thompson, and Pete Shadbolt. Like the origin of many quantum computer startups, the concept of PsiQuantum’s core technology was born in a university research lab, in this case at the University of Bristol. In 2009, O’Brien published a research paper that described how  

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    What is quantum computing and what could it mean for Cleveland?

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The 10-year partnership between the Cleveland Clinic and IBM on quantum computing is the type of project economic development officials have craved for years, with the potential for Cleveland to be the site of major scientific advancements. Quantum computing is still a rapidly developing technology, though researchers have discussed the concept for decades. The promises are astounding — the ability to simulate complicated physical and chemical processes and crunch numbers quicker than any supercomputer. The draw for the IBM-Cleveland Clinic “Discovery Accelerator,” is the technology’s potential, not so much what it can deliver now. The partnership will  

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    Abu Dhabi’s Technology Innovation Institute to Build UAE’s First Quantum Computer

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Work is underway to build a quantum computer in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, ushering an important milestone for the region in this breakthrough era in computing. Technology Innovation Institute (TII), the dedicated ‘applied research’ pillar of Abu Dhabi’s newly established Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), today announced that its Quantum Research Centre (QRC) team led by its Chief Researcher Professor José Ignacio Latorre, will construct the quantum computer in the UAE capital, in collaboration with Barcelona-based Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech researchers. “We are at the cusp of a new era with  

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    China to focus on ‘frontier’ tech from chips to quantum computing

    GUANGZHOU, China — China is looking to boost research into what it calls “frontier technology” including quantum computing and semiconductors, as it competes with the U.S. for supremacy in the latest innovations. In its five-year development plan, the 14th of its kind, Beijing said it would make “science and technology self-reliance and self-improvement a strategic pillar for national development,” according to a CNBC translation. Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday that China would increase research and development spending by more than 7{1936381d4253f19a98bc2ecae94a0b0438ab0e234f1c555690d854373a3c9a42} per year between 2021 and 2025, in pursuit of “major breakthroughs” in technology. China’s technology champions such as  

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