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

Business & Industry

Falling Behind in the 4th Industrial Revolution? Check Your Data Storage | Behind those big claims is big data. Next-generation technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing couldn’t run without it—and thankfully, there’s no shortage of data to keep them well fed. The world already produces 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. Much of it is raw and unorganized like sensor data from the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT). And it’s just sitting there, waiting to be analyzed.  Source: B2C. Amy Fowler  Falling Behind in the 4th Industrial Revolution? Check Your Data Storage…

Microsoft’s quantum cloud computing plans take another big step forward | Azure Quantum, the public cloud ecosystem dedicated to quantum applications developed by Microsoft, is now available for public preview. The Redmond giant has urged developers and researchers in the field to start using the platform’s cloud services to explore, build and test applications of quantum technologies that could transform a wide range of industries.   Source: ZDNet. Daphne Leprince-Ringuet  Microsoft’s quantum cloud computing plans take another big step forward…

Transforming quantum computing’s promise into practice | Oliver envisions a steadily growing role for quantum computing. Already, Google has demonstrated that for a particular task, a 53-qubit quantum computer can far outpace even the world’s largest supercomputer, which features quadrillions of transistors. “That was like the flight at Kitty Hawk,” says Oliver. “It got off the ground.”  Source: MIT News. Daniel Ackerman  Transforming quantum computing’s promise into practice…

Technology & Hardware

Microsoft Develops Cryo-Controller Chip – Gooseberry – for Quantum Computing | Researchers from Microsoft and the University of Sydney, Australia, have reported developing a cryo-controller chip – named Gooseberry – and subsystem for quantum computing devices. Their work, published in Nature Electronics this month, tackles the tricky challenge of how best to control qubits which must typically be housed at near-zero (K) temperatures inside dilution refrigerators.  Source: HPC Wire. John Russell  Microsoft Develops Cryo-Controller Chip – Gooseberry – for Quantum Computing…

From Labs to Fabs: New Manufacturing Method Shows Promise in Scaling Quantum Computing | Using transistors as qubits, researchers have achieved single-electron operation in foundry-fabricated silicon—a potential breakthrough in quantum computing manufacturing.  Source: All About Circuits. Jake Hertz  From Labs to Fabs: New Manufacturing Method Shows Promise in Scaling Quantum Computing…

Cybersecurity & Cryptography

Revolutionary digital marketplace, AgriDex, to launch | By exploiting the efficiencies of smart contracts and the immutability and the quantum-safe security of the L3COS permissioned blockchain operating system, AgriDex enhances transparency, food provenance and reduces transaction costs for every participant.  Source: AgriDex (PR Newswire). AgriDex  Revolutionary digital marketplace, AgriDex, to launch…

Duality Technologies Awarded $14.5M DARPA Contract to Develop World’s Fastest Privacy-Preserving Hardware Accelerator | Duality Technologies, a leading provider of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PETs) based on Homomorphic Encryption (HE), today announced it has been awarded a $14.5M contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) DPRIVE program. Under the contract with DARPA, Duality will lead a team developing a novel ASIC (Application-specific Integrated Circuit) – code named ‘TREBUCHET’ – to accelerate computations using Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE), with the goal of making FHE cost-effective for even the most challenging high-value applications.  Source: Duality Technologies (PR Newswire). Duality Technologies  Duality Technologies Awarded $14.5M DARPA Contract to Develop World’s Fastest Privacy-Preserving Hardware Accelerator…

Science & Research

One-dimensional quantum nanowires fertile ground for Majorana zero modes | One-dimensional quantum ‘nanowires’ – which have length, but no width or height – provide a unique environment for the formation and detection of a quasiparticle known as a Majorana zero mode, which are their own antimatter particle. A new advance in detection of these exotic quasiparticles has potential applications in fault-resistant topological quantum computers, and topological superconductivity.  Source: Science Daily. Science Daily  One-dimensional quantum nanowires fertile ground for Majorana zero modes…

Rethinking spin chemistry from a quantum perspective | Researchers at Osaka City University use quantum superposition states and Bayesian inference to create a quantum algorithm, easily executable on quantum computers, that accurately and directly calculates energy differences between the electronic ground and excited spin states of molecular systems in polynomial time.  Source: Osaka University (Phys.org). Osaka University  Rethinking spin chemistry from a quantum perspective…