QT Digital Week 2020

Weekly Roundup for the Week Ending June 6, 2020

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

Algorithms & Software

MIT: If chips can’t get smaller, then coders have to get smarter | Some experts have high hopes for new technologies like quantum computing or carbon nanotubes. But a newly released paper from a team at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) argues that the answer is most likely not going to be some future paradigm shift. Instead, the team has identified three key areas to prioritize to continue delivering computing speed-ups—new algorithms, better software, and more specialized hardware.  Source: TechRepublic. Esther Shein  MIT: If chips can’t get smaller, then coders have to get smarter…

IBM launches new toolkit to put fully homomorphic encryption in developers’ hands | IBM Corp. on Thursday released a free toolkit meant to make it practical for developers to implement fully homomorphic encryption, an emerging cryptography scheme with the potential to be safer than current methods and more resistant to quantum computers.  Source: siliconANGLE. Maria Deutscher  IBM launches new toolkit to put fully homomorphic encryption in developers’ hands …

Technology & Hardware

16 Game-Changing Technologies You Might Not Know About Yet | As leaders in the tech field, the members of Forbes Technology Council are always on the lookout for emerging devices, programs and systems that could revolutionize their industry—even if the tech is still in its early phases. We asked a group of them to share the most impressive piece of tech from the last three years that most people aren’t aware of yet. Here’s why they believe these 15 technologies will be huge in the near future.  Source: Forbes. Forbes Technology Council  16 Game-Changing Technologies You Might Not Know About Yet…

Science & Research

Scientists demonstrate ion implantation advantages for the use of silicon in optoelectronics | Silicon is the main material in electronic engineering. All information and computing technologies that play a key role in modern civilization are based on silicon: computers, communications, astronautics, biomedicine, robotics and much more. According to Alexey Mikhaylov, Head of the laboratory at the Lobachevsky University’s Research Institute for Physics and Technology, the main stumbling block on the way to increasing the speed of integrated circuits is the limited speed of electrical signal propagation in metal interconnection wiring. “This requires the replacement of metal interconnections with optical waveguides and, thus, the transition from traditional electronics to optoelectronics, where the active elements are light emitters and receivers rather than transistors,” says Alexey Mikhaylov.  Source: PHYS.ORG. Lobachevsky University  Scientists demonstrate ion implantation advantages for the use of silicon in optoelectronics…

New method predicts spin dynamics of materials for quantum computing | Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a theoretical foundation and new computational tools for predicting a material’s spin dynamics, a key property for building solid-state quantum computing platforms and other applications of spintronics.  Source: Science Bulletin. University of California – Santa Cruz  New method predicts spin dynamics of materials for quantum computing…

Cybersecurity & Cryptography

Preparing for the Jobs of the Future: The Coding School and MIT Physicists Are Making Quantum Computing Accessible to High School Students This Summer |   Source: PR Newswire. The Coding School’s codeConnects Initiative  Preparing for the Jobs of the Future: The Coding School and MIT Physicists Are Making Quantum Computing Accessible to High School Students This Summer…