If we could not find room for it, time to digest it, or a reason to run it during the past week, we have collected it here.  Not a recap for the week, but a cleanup of pieces we received and just could not get to. 

Because Quantum is Coming. Qubit.

New technique to study molecules and materials on quantum simulator | A ground-breaking new technique has been discovered by physicist Oleksandr Kyriienko from the University of Exeter to study the properties of molecules and materials on a quantum simulator. Source:  SwissQuantumHub.  SwissQuantumHub,  New technique to study molecules and materials on quantum simulator…

Quantum computing: Opening new realms of possibilities | Hidden beneath our everyday world — on the infinitesimal scale of atomic and subatomic particles — is a strange and elusive realm. It is a Lewis Carroll-like place where ghostly particles pop in and out of existence, swirling electrons occupy two positions at once, and objects possess dual natures — they can be both waves and particles simultaneously. Source:  Princeton University.  Tom Garlinghouse,  Quantum computing: Opening new realms of possibilities …

Dispatches from Davos 2020: Security still top of mind | Security is clearly an enabler of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (that was the WEF focus in 2019), and it’s equally required to drive the trust necessary to achieve this year’s goal of a cohesive and sustainable world. But with 3000 delegates from over 100 countries, along with special interests from social media giants to hot emerging technologies including 5G communications, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence (AI), there are many facets to solving the security conundrum on a global scale.
Source:  Information Age.  Tom Patterson,  Dispatches from Davos 2020: Security still top of mind …

Toshiba research scientists have created an algorithm that can outpace laser-based quantum computers | Toshiba research scientists have created a new algorithm that is capable of sifting through extremely large number sets ten times faster than laser-based quantum computers. Source:  TweakTown.  Jak Connor,  Toshiba research scientists have created an algorithm that can outpace laser-based quantum computers…

A mega quantum technology mission is in the offing | It is significant to satellites, military and cyber security as it promises fast computing and safe, unhackable communication. Source:  THE HINDU.  Madhumathi D.S.,  A mega quantum technology mission is in the offing…

How Do We Ensure the Security of What Comes After the 5G Revolution? Quantum computing continues to show promise, but we are still far from the point where quantum mobile devices are ubiquitous in society — we haven’t even reached that stage for quantum computers yet. Source:  Security Intelligence.  George Platsis,  How Do We Ensure the Security of What Comes After the 5G Revolution?…

WEF Fears Cyber-Threats and Digital Fragmentation | Digital fragmentation and cyber-threats are among the top 10 biggest risks facing global businesses over the coming decade, according to the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) report. Source:  info security GROUP.  Phil Muncaster,  WEF Fears Cyber-Threats and Digital Fragmentation…

Xanadu wins $4.4M investment for photonic quantum computing | Xanadu, a Canadian quantum hardware and technology company has won a $4.4M investment from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). The investment is to support the development of Xanadu’s photonic quantum computers and make them available over the cloud. This project will also further the company’s overall progress towards the construction of energy-efficient universal quantum computers. Source:  optics.org.  optics.org,  Xanadu wins $4.4M investment for photonic quantum computing…

High-precision distributed sensing using an entangled quantum network | Quantum-enhanced metrology has been an active area of research for several years now due to its many possible applications, ranging from atomic clocks to biological imaging. Past physics research established that having a non-classical probe, such as squeezed light or an entangled spin state, can have significant benefits compared to classical probes. This idea was explored further in several recent works, some of which also considered the benefits of examining multiple distinct samples with non-classical probes. Source:  PHYS.ORG.  Ingrid Fadelli,  High-precision distributed sensing using an entangled quantum network…

How Quantum Supremacy will Impact the Public Relations Industry | Some have already seen the headlines; a Google paper leaked that their research team have now achieved what’s known as quantum supremacy (or quantum computing supremacy). According to the leak, a 53-qubit superconducting device has performed a computational task in 200 seconds that would take the most powerful existing computer 10,000 years to complete. So, what does this mean for you and me as public relations professionals exactly? Source:  The Asian Entrpreneur.  The Asian Entrpreneur Authors and Contributors,  How Quantum Supremacy will Impact the Public Relations Industry…