China and the US are racing for quantum technology breakthroughs in weapons, communications, sensing, and computing that could tilt the balance between the world’s military forces.
Nick Bowers/Silicon Quantum Computing
A quantum technology boom is coming, and Australia must act to avoid missing out. A new CSIRO roadmap plots a course for this new industry.
Future technologies will exploit today’s advances in our understanding of the quantum world.
Things get weird at the quantum level and now we know they can happen really fast when a particle pushes through an almost insurmountable barrier.
An illustration of the two 20-micrometre-wide vibrating drumheads, each composed of trillions of atoms, in an entangled quantum state of motion.
Petja Hyttinen and Olli Hanhirova, ARKH Architects Ltd.
We usually think of quantum entanglement in the realm of atomic systems, but now it’s been scaled up to relatively massive objects. This opens the door to new kinds of technology.
How fast can quantum computing get? Research shows there’s a limit.
A future that continues to have increasingly fast computing depends on quantum physics – but research is showing that there are limits to how fast quantum computers can go.
Looking inside a quantum computer.
As companies make quantum computers available through their cloud services, take a look at what it means for computing to move beyond classical mechanics and into quantum physics.
China’s conventional military assets are intimidating enough, but its latest technological advances could transform the military balance in its neighbourhood.
The Micius satellite will encrypt data using fundamental laws of physics rather than crackable codes.
Let’s take a look back through the past 12 months of quantum physics research.
The past year has provided some of the most interesting developments in quantum mechanics to date. The field is more than 100 years old and has been tested to unimaginable precision, yet some of its most…
As hard to understand as the movie The Matrix.
Over the next five years, the UK government will spend £270m on supporting research in “quantum technology”. When budget announcements were made in 2013, provisions for offshore wind and shale gas extraction…