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More Than Quantum – The (Fictional) Quantum Realm Edition

More than Quantum – The (Fictional) Quantum Realm Edition

In a month that saw Marvel’s Ant-Man enter the (fictional) quantum realm, you might have missed out on some top quantum news. Here’s our round-up of everything you need to know.

 

One Billion Dollars

The White House has earmarked over $1 billion for quantum technology research, although it’s unclear if this will be enough for the U.S. to keep its lead in quantum computing technology. But…

Via The Next Web

 

Top Priority?

…Government agencies are struggling with basic cybersecurity, despite President Trump’s executive order over a year ago to prioritize it.

Via The Washington Post

 

Diamonds Are a Quantum’s Best Friend

A defect-riddled, boron and silicon-laced synthetic diamond can both store quantum information for a long time and transmit it clearly, and could be a key building block in a quantum internet.

Via Science News

 

Breaking the Vault

Bitcoin is essentially a series of puzzles stored in a public ledger on the blockchain, but the increased computing power offered by quantum could crack these puzzles in the coming decade, making the cryptocurrency extremely vulnerable.

Via The Conversation

 

(Ending) The Road to Hell

The potential processing power offered by quantum computing could mean the end of traffic jams. Not only could algorithms redirect cars and buses around traffic jams, they could guide them home on a route that prevents the jam happening in the first place.

Via Quartz  

 

Science Fiction Meets Science Fact

Returning to Ant-Man and The Wasp, the film’s scientific adviser explains which parts of the film are rooted in real-life quantum physics.

Via NBC News