Technology & Hardware

Passive Measurement-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution

Efficient Passive Measurement-Device-Independent Quantum Key Distribution Author(s): Chun-Hui Zhang, Chun-Mei Zhang, and Qin Wang  To date, only active-decoy-state methods have been adopted in current measurement-device-independent (MDI) quantum key distribution (QKD) protocols, causing security loopholes when modulating multiple light intensities with practical devices. To solve this […]

Proposed: The China Technology Transfer Control Act of 2019

Proposed: The China Technology Transfer Control Act of 2019.  The U.S. Senate has introduced a new bill aimed at thwarting China’s intellectual property theft.  The proposed legislation focusses on disruptive technologies.  This includes quantum computing.  Qubit. Excerpts and salient points ~ •  The China Technology […]

Tangent to Quantum Computing:  Quantum Spin of Electrons Providing High-Capacity Information Storage

Tangent to Quantum Computing:  Quantum Spin of Electrons Providing High-Capacity Information Storage Researchers at Argonne have discovered a way to control the direction of electron spin in a cobalt-iron alloy, influencing its magnetic properties. The result could have implications for more powerful and energy-efficient materials […]

QPress to Build Flakey Material for Quantum Information Science Studies

QPress to Build Flakey Material for Quantum Information Science Studies. Building a Printing Press for New Quantum Materials.  Brookhaven National Laboratory.  Scientists at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials are developing an automated system to synthesize entirely new materials made from stacked atomically thin two-dimensional […]

Quantum Internet Development a Melting Pot of Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics

Quantum Internet Development a Melting Pot of Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics.  Thorough discussion covering many of the aspects necessary to build a quantum internet.  Qubit. ‘We need to think out of the box’: physicist Maria Spiropulu on how to build the quantum internet Experimental physicist […]

Sticking to the Facts In Science and The White House: The National Quantum Initiative Act

Sticking to the Facts In Science and The White House: The National Quantum Initiative Act.  Pertinent commentary from Mr. Gabriel Popkin, science writer.  Qubit. Why Journalists Are Wrong to Say Trump Is at War With Science.  By endorsing the overblown rhetoric that science is under […]

Highly Secure, Pan-European Quantum Communication Infrastructure

Highly Secure, Pan-European Quantum Communication Infrastructure.  The European space agency and European Commission agreed to the initial steps in creating a quantum-secure communication network – for Europe.  Excerpt:  It would comprise a series of quantum communication networks, linking institutional users and their critical infrastructures, and […]

National University of Singapore and the Centre for Quantum Technologies Entangling Photons for Cybersecurity

National University of Singapore and the Centre for Quantum Technologies Entangling Photons for Cybersecurity.  New methods for photon wavelength production show promise in sending entangled photons through common commercial fiber optics networks.  Singapore.  Excerpts:  “The technique works by carefully designing the photon source to create […]

Qrypt Awarded Licensing of Quantum Random Number Generator from Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Qrypt Awarded Licensing of Quantum Random Number Generator from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory awarded Qrypt one of two of its licensing awards.  The award fully recognizes the successful transfer of federal laboratory technologies to the marketplace.  From […]