Deriving Cybersecurity from Quantum ‘Spookiness’…

Fear not the scholarly appearance of this piece. A well presented discussion on spooky action at a distance and the necessity for verification of entanglement of two photons. If the first article looks too in-depth, try the second; it’s geared more toward the layperson.

This report is found at Science Advances…

And an intellectually translated discussion is found here…

Australia’s Next Generation Technologies Fund: Calling for Quantum Proposals

The Australian Department of Defence has designated quantum technologies as a priority. Funded by the Aussie government’s Next Generation Technologies Fund, the DoD is attempting to explore applications and relevance of quantum technologies to the DoD. Benefits and limitations of these technologies are touted as being the goal at the end of the next three years.

Background details and the request for proposals can be found here…

Second Quantum Revolution — Interview

Metrology, metrics, mechanics are all part of the quantum world. This interview with NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory’s Deputy Director is useful for explaining just what is “quantum mechanics 2.0” — 1/4/2018.

Interview summary with link to video found here at NIST…

What’s the First Thing You’d Do with A Quantum Computer?

How about mine Bitcoin or other crypto-currency? That’s one idea, perhaps not so far-fetched. Though we’re at roughly 50 qubits in quantum power now; the Bitcoin breaking estimate is from 4,000 qubits on up. Will quantum-safe algorithms be developed and implemented in time? How about the hacker or nation-state that has retained all the “unbreakable” encrypted data they’ve captured? Is breaking the encryption as simple as waiting for the arrival of the quantum computer?

This article is found at Fortune.com…

Quantum Silicon Chips are Like Pregu. It’s in There…But Is It?

In December, 2017, Australian researchers claimed to have made major advances in microprocessor architecture. The team claims to have created a complete quantum chip which may be produced with silicon. Are all of the keys needed present in the chip? They believe so.

This report is found at Wall Street Pit…

Patents, Patents, Patents.

IBM has surpassed 100,000 patents. This release from the transformative tech leader highlights patents in machine learning, cybersecurity, and most interestingly, quantum computers.

This report is found at IBM…

Is Oxygen on a SQUID Surface Eating Qubits?

Here’s a new twist to the noise problem: Oxygen molecules on the surface of a SQUID – Superconducting Quantum Interference Device – are causing a disruption via magentism. This disruption causes a loss of quantum information…

This report is found at nanowerk…

Is Intel Claiming Quantum Supremacy with Tangle Lake?

Intel revealed it is alongside IBM and Google in the quest to produce a computing platform which exceeds classical computing performace. Tangle Lake, as its been dubbed, is their 49 qubit quantum computing chip, revealed at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Intel’s ambitions are aiming toward 1,000 qubit quantum computers by 2025. Read on…

This report is found at IEEE SPECTRUM…

Quantum-apocalypse is Coming…or Not…

Simulating quantum loads, developing qubit test chips, and computing options other than 1 or 0, the power of the quantum computer is maybe a decade away. The implications to cybersecurity are now being considered. Take a look at this article for some thought provoking ideas regarding quantum security…

This article is found at Techcrunch.com…

Quantum Slack Chat

If you don’t understand the very basic premise of secure quantum communication, this piece will help you along in your understanding. It is also a reminder of the nascent state quantum encryption and secure quantum communication are in.

This report is found clicking here…

Quantum Speed…Just How Fast is It?

Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, are asking – and trying to determine – just what speed quantum computers can attain. It is known that quantum speed varies, for example, depending on material type and the magnetic and electric field the material is immersed in.

This discussion is found at THE CONVERSATION…

U.S. Department of Energy Enters the Race…

The DoE is putting $40 million toward quantum computing algorithm development which will solve complex problems using quantum computers; problems which classical computing cannot solve. Particle physics and nuclear physics are among several focus areas for the department’s quantum computing initiative which is roughly 18% of the U.S. government’s total quantum computing expenditures per year.

Further details are found in this Science article…

Weird Phases of Matter, Matter.

Drop your concepts of the states of matter. This piece discusses the weird states. The qubit ocean, string-net liquid, and doughnuts refusing to act like pretzels are playing a part on the stage of quantum information science and possibly a part for quantum computers.

This report is found at The Atlantic…

$175 Million, U.S. Army  Commercial companies are soaking up cash from U.S. military contracts. This one nets $175,000,000 for research and development work through 2025. High-performance networking and quantum networks are two of numerous requirements in the contract.

This report is found here at Washington Technology…

Topological Phases of Matter and Quantum Topology  A multi-university effort is being launched to study quantum computing using ‘very deep theoretical mathematics and physics’. Good read for awareness of what may be coming up in the future.

This report is found here on The Eagle…

The Father of Quantum?  Perhaps for China. But seeing as quantum is part of the universe, we think that’s a bit strong. However, Pan Jianwei is quite sensational at what he has accomplished from his European studies taken to China; deemed a person of the year for 2017…and a prediction for 2018 is Google’s quantum team leader…well, take a look…

Both of these gentlemen are mentioned at Nature.com…

Whoa! Just One Second Now, Is Quantum Really Real or Just Sci-Fi?  Do quantum computers have more than just our imagination or are they truely something to be concerned about? Interesting opinion here at this article.

This opinion is found here at Schneier on Security…

There’s a Dark Side…This article provides a quick synopsis of what can be done to address the threat of quantum computing on cryptography. Of the three suggestions, two may be implemented by security conscious organizations now…1/4/2018.

This report is found at SECURITY BOULEVARD…

Quantum Supremacy in 2018? Maybe or likely?  It did not happen in 2017; will ‘it’ happen in 2018? Quantum supremacy, or a quantum computer using 50 or more qubits, will be attained. One coporation has come close. Who will win? Or will it be you?

This report is found ATKearney…

2018 Starts Sooner Than Quantum Supremacy Arrives…It’s a good time to take a look back to the future to see where the technology trends are headed. Quantum computing, blockchain, IoT, etc., are in this list of 15. Somewhat surprising is where the authors place quantum computing.

This report originally found at FOX BUSINESS.  Since removed.

In 2017, Quantum Computers are Real vice Sci-Fi…

Recapping technologies over the past year is well underway as we near 2018. Though some argue quantum computing is soley a neat idea and nothing more, the writers at TNW dub quantum computers as…take a look and find out…

…at TNW…

U.S. Air Force Grants Millions to Tulane University Study Just as the U.S. Army has granted two commercial corporations to study quantum networking, the U.S. Air Force is granting researchers at Tulane the funding to study methods to prove quantum software coding is correct before execution in a quantum computing environment. You may learn something about quantum computing languages in these two articles. They’re not like classical computing languages.

This report is found at Tulane.edu…

Quipper quantum computer programming language…

Hire Now for the Future?  Many of the biggest companies are looking at quantum computing as the future. Here’s another quick piece arguing why hiring for the quantum computing future must begin now. We at TQR understand IT has a shortage of IT personnel as it is. Ratcheting up STEM programs in the U.S. may help get the big brains from the primary education into the secondary and beyond with a bend toward quantum. Read on…

This report is found at the VERDICT website…

Quantum Communications wth Photon Colors, Essentially.  Measuring the properties of spectral lines from single photons is that much more precise, or so we think, thanks to researchers and a ‘10,000 times’ better spectrometer. NIST has been working dilligently to improve future prospects of quantum communications via effective interactions with photons at the “quantum repeater” way station between quantum network nodes.

This report is found at DoNCIO.Navy.mil…

Primer on Quantum Computing?  What is quantum conputing? Who are the players? Greek letters, linear algebra, qubits, operations, gates, entanglement, IBM…

This ‘educator’ is found at LINUX…

Quantum Computing and Lawyers…Encryption, cryptography, blockchain, securities, the military, etc. Though very basic, here’s a brief discussion that shows lawyers are in view of the quantum thing…

Published here at newmedialaw.proskauer.com…

Bitcoin and Quantum Computer Attacks  Lately, Bitcoin and quantum computing have been on the receiving end from the media’s focus. This study from researchers in Australia, Singapore, and France, suggests Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies may not outlast the next ten years if put up against a quantum computer. What to do? Take a look at the report…

This report is found at the Cornell University Library…

Simulating a Quantum Computer with 46 Qubits…All it took was adjusting the simulation code with results requiring 2 bytes vice 16 bytes; and not a lick of accuracy sacrificed, well, maybe by a bt. Required memory is reduced by a factor eight. This piece has a lot more numbers and some interesting results for a laptop with 16 gigabytes of memory…

This report is found by clicking here…

Quantum Mechanics + Information Theory + Space-Time Physics = ?

A researcher at the University of Hong Kong will be busy studying “quantum superposition” and its application to quantum communication networks. Recent studies by this team reveal the ability to cause two unproductive lines of transmission to produce as one transmission line. Applications to communication security are also being investigated.

This report is found clicking here…

How a Comb Can Provide Quantum Encryption Security…

Imagine creating quantum strong encryption using a “frequency comb”. This device, or tool, effectively splices single-wavelength lasers into “tens to hundreds” of lasers. Initially used in chemistry and temporal-sensitive applications, this tool is being studied for use in quantum cryptography.

This report is found at EurekAlert!

Neural Networks and Entanglement

Is it possible to represent quantum systems with neural networks? Possibly. Using machine learning and quantum entanglement could lead to solutions to “many-body” challenges.

This report is found at…

AI Is All the Rage, But Quantum is Coming…

Decoherence is an issue. But scientists are tackling that problem faster than expected. While artifiical intelligence is the media’s hot-tech-topic, quantum computing is set to take off exponentially, arguably behind the scenes.

This report is found at FORTUNE…

Is Micius Secure?

LIVESCIENCE posted a report describing the successes of the Chinese Micius satellite program. It is reasonable to assume the photos and video call encrypted with quantum keys distributed via the satellite network were secure. But is it? Or does the satellite need to be re-engineered to protect itself?

See the report here at LIVESCIENCE…

In Simple Terms…

Whether we have a 20 qubit chip, 49 qubit chip, or a chip with 2,048 qubits, the challenges encountered in the current status of the quantum world are the same. Fluctuations in temperature and motion, amongst other disruptions, are included part of this “decoherence”. For a simpler explanation of the state of quantum computers, take a look at this article.

This report is found in the Wall Street Journal…

Keep Your Qubits Coherent…etc.

Quantum computation demands freedom from errors, “quantum errors”. Mitigating these errors remains computationally costly. Take a look at this well-done lay-person’s perspective of quantum error and applicable discussion.

This report is found at Quantamagazine…

Method to Prove Your Quantum Computation is Correct?

Quantum computing is finicky at best. How does one know their computation’s results are correct? A group of researchers have devised a proof which stands to benefit both producer and consumer.

A discussion of this research is found here at…

Silicon Quantum Chip Race…

Scientists at Delft University of Technology strengthened quantum information science with recent research demonstrating the spin of an electron being married to a photon via a silicon quantum chip. Being able to connect qubits on a silicon chip will permit large numbers of these quantum bits to conduct parallel computing. Ongoing research involves several types of quantum chips.

A more thorough discussion is found at EurekAlert!

Hinting at Quantum Computing to Decrypt Your Device?

Once the U.S. FBI has a warrant to search a device, access to the data on an encrypted cell phone or other device presents the next issue. Though the FBI does not want a “back door”, using quantum computing was hinted at as being the solution. Though geared toward policy and classical computing, this piece pushes another possible use on the advent of quantum supremacy.

This report is found at the WASHINGTON Examiner…