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Scientists Save Quantum States in a Diamond, a Tiny Step Toward a Quantum Internet

by Ryan F. Mandelbaum, Gizmodo

A newly created system can enhance quantum communications over longer distances—a small but crucial step toward a quantum internet.

We’re in the early stages of a quantum boom, as researchers are attempting to augment our computing and communications capabilities with systems employing the weird mathematics that govern subatomic particles. One of the core goals of this era are networks that can transmit quantum information over longer scales, which scientists think could lead to advances in cryptography, sensing, or even distributed quantum computation. But these are mainly dreams; such a network cannot truly exist without components like repeaters to extend the distance that quantum information can travel or transducers that can convert quantum information into transmittable photons. This new paper brings the field closer to inventing a quantum repeater.

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Diamonds could be building blocks for quantum computers

by Agam Shah, ComputerWorld

Researchers at North Carolina State University ‘dope’ microscopic diamonds with nitrogen ions to create stable qubits

Diamonds are among the most expensive gems in the world, but they could also serve as a building block for quantum computers.

Because diamonds are structurally sound, researchers believe they could eliminate some of the challenges involved in making stable quantum computers.

The potential of quantum computers is enormous — they could bring massive gains in computational power and ultimately replace today’s PCs and servers. Continue reading Diamonds could be building blocks for quantum computers