Countries around the world are racing to develop quantum technologies for computing, sensing and communication. Australia is trying not to get left behind.
Canada is well positioned to gain far-reaching economic and social benefits from the rapidly developing quantum industry, but it must act now to secure its success.
So far researchers have only been able to control a handful of qubits — the basic units of information in a quantum computer. A new approach could help them control millions at a time.
New research shows how the next generation of ultra-secure communication could be possible with existing infrastructure.
The Micius satellite has enabled messages with unbreakable encryption to be sent 1,200km.
Quantum communication is needed to make the internet much more secure.