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The rate at which quantum computing is hitting the media stream is ever-increasing. This piece is a collection of recent articles and reports covering various aspects of quantum computing from the lens of technology and hardware. Mea Cubitt 

Photonic Processors Light the Way | Ongoing advances in electronics and computing have introduced opportunities to achieve things that once seemed inconceivable: build autonomous machines, solve complex deep learning problems, and communicate instantaneously across the planet. Yet, for all the advances, today’s systems—which rely on electronic processors—are grounded in a frustrating reality: the sheer physics of electrons limits their bandwidth and forces them to produce enormous heat, which means they draw vast amounts of energy.  Source: COMMUNICATIONS OF THE ACM.   Photonic Processors Light the Way…

LANL scientists developing electrically-pumped lasers from colloidal Q-dots | Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, (Los Alamos, NM, USA) have assessed the status of research into colloidal quantum dot lasers with a focus on prospective electrically pumped devices, or laser diodes.  Source: optics.org.   LANL scientists developing electrically-pumped lasers from colloidal Q-dots…

How has the pandemic accelerated technological developments in the logistics and supply chain space? | Five industry experts tackle this topic head-on at the Innovation in Transportation and Logistics Summit at the V Hotel Dubai, Al Habtoor City – Sheikh Zayed Road, – the United Arab Emirates  Source: logistics.   How has the pandemic accelerated technological developments in the logistics and supply chain space?

Fast quantum random number generator fits on a fingertip | Smartphones could soon come equipped with a quantum-powered source of random numbers after researchers in China developed a quantum random number generator (QRNG) chip small enough to sit comfortably on a fingertip. What’s more, the new integrated photonic chip generates random numbers at rate of 18.8 gigabits per second – a record-high rate that should allow the generator to interface with the ever-increasing speed of Internet communications.  Source: physicsworld.   Fast quantum random number generator fits on a fingertip…

Discovery Paves Way for Improved Quantum Computing Devices | Physicists and engineers have found a way to identify and address imperfections in materials for one of the most promising technologies in commercial quantum computing. The University of Queensland team was able to develop treatments and optimize fabrication protocols in common techniques for building superconducting circuits on silicon chips.  Source: ScitechDaily.   Discovery Paves Way for Improved Quantum Computing Devices…

The Coretec Group Builds on its Intellectual Property Portfolio with Si Quantum Dots | The Coretec Group, Inc., (OTCQB: CRTG) (the “Company”) has further expanded on its IP portfolio and filed a provisional patent: “Routes to Silicon Quantum Dots”. The patent application targets novel routes to making Silicon Quantum Dots (SiQDs) in an efficient and highly scalable way to meet the needs of global industries.  Source: AP NEWS.   The Coretec Group Builds on its Intellectual Property Portfolio with Si Quantum Dots…

Researchers use organic semiconductor nanotubes to create new electrochemical actuator | (Nanowerk News) As recently as 2019, spin defects known as qubits were discovered in 2D materials (hexagonal boron nitride), which could amplify the field of ultrathin quantum sensing. These scientists hit a snag in their discovery that has unleashed a scientific race to resolve the issues.  Source: nanowerk.   Researchers use organic semiconductor nanotubes to create new electrochemical actuator…

Researchers developed world’s smallest chip for beta quantum random number generators | SEOUL — Researchers from South Korea’s two leading state research bodies have developed a core chip for quantum random number generators that provide true random numbers at high speed to fundamentally prevent hacking. They opened the path for commercialization by miniaturizing a beta quantum random number generator into a 1.5mm chip.  Source: Aju Business Daily.   Researchers developed world’s smallest chip for beta quantum random number generators…