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Revelations of a quantum world. ox4photos

X-ray vision for road diggers: the next quantum leap?

Quantum mechanics has been hailed as the next big thing in technology. And quantum computers are a media favourite. But there is a little-known quantum technology that can peer beneath the earth, which…
Quantum computers are no longer a science fiction dream, thanks to the work of researchers such as Andrea Morello. UNSW/Peter Morris

Qubits and pieces: in pursuit of quantum computing

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science recognise excellence in science and science teaching. This year, we asked three prizewinners to reflect on their work and factors that influenced their careers…
Teleportation is still well and truly entrenched in science fiction, unless you’re a photon. Photon™

Teleportation just got easier – but not for you, unfortunately

Thanks to two studies published in Nature last Thursday, the chance of successful teleportation has considerably increased. Which is a good thing, right? Whether or not you’ve ever been on a long-haul…
The next big thing: is quantum computing close to being a commercial reality? Image from www.shutterstock.com

Quantum computers: coming to a store near you?

Mike Lazaridis, founder and former CEO of BlackBerry, may be forgiven for not having the foresight of recognising the threat that the iPhone and Android smartphones would pose to his business. However…
A world-first in qubits has brought quantum computers a step closer. ffejery

Computing 1-0-1: quantum information in an atom’s core

You’ve heard of quantum computers – they harness the power of atoms and molecules to perform memory and processing tasks; they exist in labs but are still a long way off in practical terms. But maybe they’re…
Supercomputers that can analyse major data sets will one day be superseded by quantum computing. AAP

Australian breakthrough brings quantum computing closer

Quantum computers that can solve complex problems in finance, health, security and defence are a step closer after a team…
“Most people just get used to the concept and get on with their lives.” Roger McLassus

Explainer: what is wave-particle duality

Our notion of reality is built on everyday experiences. But wave-particle duality is so strange that we are forced to re-examine our common conceptions. Wave-particle duality refers to the fundamental…
One day we may have a global quantum internet. Robert Couse-Baker"

Explainer: quantum computation and communication technology

What is a quantum technology? Quantum mechanics is the branch of physics that explains the behaviour of matter and energy at the atomic scale. So does “quantum technology’’ just mean technology based on…
A world-first image with implications for everything from quantum computing to microbiology. Kielpinksi Group/Centre for Quantum Dynamics

Snapping an atom’s shadow? Now that’s a first

As the image above illustrates, my colleagues and I at Griffith University have been able to photograph the shadow of an atom for the first time – the culmination of five years of work by our team. The…

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