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The rate at which quantum computing is hitting the media stream is ever-increasing. This piece is a compilation derived from The Shorts posted on The Qubit Report this week.  Mea Cubitt

Business & Industry

To develop quantum networks, the unique needs of industry must be considered and may provide a solution | Large-scale quantum networks have been proposed, but so far, they do not exist. Some components of what would make up such networks are being studied, but the control mechanism for such a large-scale network has not been developed. In AVS Quantum Science, investigators outline how a time-sensitive network control plane could be a key component of a workable quantum network.  Source: PHYS ORG.   To develop quantum networks, the unique needs of industry must be considered and may provide a solution…

NEC launches simulated annealing service utilizing vector supercomputers | NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the launch of the “NEC Vector Annealing Service,” a quantum-inspired simulated annealing service that uses a vector supercomputer, as well as the launch of educational services that enable participants to learn about quantum computers and how to use simulated annealing machines. NEC will start offering both services in November 2021.  Source: PresReleasePoint.   NEC launches simulated annealing service utilizing vector supercomputers…

IBM quantum computing: From healthcare to automotive to energy, real use cases are in play | Quantum computers have been receiving a lot of attention because of their potential to solve computationally difficult problems that classical computers cannot. Among those problems are the abilities to help companies reduce their carbon footprint and protect the world from the next pandemic.  Source: TechRepublic.   IBM quantum computing: From healthcare to automotive to energy, real use cases are in play…

D-Wave Names John Markovich As Chief Financial Officer | With extensive experience at the intersection of business and technology, Markovich to lead D-Wave’s financial operations, as global business adoption of quantum computing rapidly accelerates…  Source: yahoo!finance.   D-Wave Names John Markovich As Chief Financial Officer…

4 Stocks to Benefit From the Potential of Quantum Computing | Quantum computing is emerging as the next big thing in the world of technology owing to the advantages it offers over traditional computers, especially when it comes to rapid processing of complex calculations. Quantum computers are opening up new areas of research and are predicting outcomes at a faster pace than traditional computers. This is because unlike traditional computing, where basic information is stored in binaries, that is, in ones or zeros, quantum computing holds data in the form of quantum bits or qubits, that is, in combinations of all possible states, which are also referred to as superposition.  Source: Nasdaq.   4 Stocks to Benefit From the Potential of Quantum Computing…

01 Communique to Report Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Host … | 01 Communique Laboratory Inc. (the “Company”) (TSXV:ONE)(OTCQB:OONEF) one of the first-to-market, enterprise level cybersecurity providers for the quantum computing era, is scheduled to release its financial results for its third quarter ended July 31, 2021, before market opens on Thursday, September 9, 2021.  Source: PR-Inside.   01 Communique to Report Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results and Host…

Cybersecurity & Cryptography

Senetas and Thales Release World’s First Network Encryption Solution Against Quantum Attacks | Australian cybersecurity specialist Senetas, in partnership with American cybersecurity solutions provider Thales, has launched the first-ever quantum-resistant network encryption solution. The solution can ostensibly protect government and business network data (at speeds up to 100 Gbps) against a cryptanalytic attack by a quantum computer.  Source: JUSTAUTO.   Senetas and Thales Release World’s First Network Encryption Solution Against Quantum Attacks…

DANGERS OF QUANTUM HACKING: A THREAT TO ENCRYPTION | Quantum computers have limitless potentials. There is no doubt that one day quantum computers will find a cure for cancer or help in eliminating world hunger. But along with this, they could also help hackers get access to our most private data by breaking encryption. While quantum computing is beneficial, quantum hacking is dangerous.   Source: Analytics Insight.   DANGERS OF QUANTUM HACKING: A THREAT TO ENCRYPTION…

Can Quantum Key Distribution improve cybersecurity in SEA? | Despite the numerous cybersecurity solutions in the market, Southeast Asia continues to see increasing cyber threats and data breaches, so could Quantum Key Distribution be the answer? While small and medium enterprises are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, large enterprises and government agencies are often the industries targeted the most by cybercriminals.  Source: TECHWIRE.   Can Quantum Key Distribution improve cybersecurity in SEA?

Technology & Hardware

Will Quantum Computing Technology Be Small Enough To Fit Into Smartphones? | Engineers are eyeing a possible breakthrough in quantum computing. If all goes according to plan, computers that draw power from the quantum realm to perform their calculations may soon be small enough to embed into mobile phones and other everyday electronic devices.  Source: THE DAILY HODL.   Will Quantum Computing Technology Be Small Enough To Fit Into Smartphones?

Researchers Create Brain-Inspired Computing Architecture | Researchers have discovered a new molecule that could increase the ultra-fast decision-making capabilities of computers. The simple molecule provides a new electronic circuit element in which complex logic is encoded in nanoscale material properties.  Source: Neuroscience.   Researchers Create Brain-Inspired Computing Architecture…

Qumulo Partners with HPE, Super Micro as it Sheds Hardware Business | High-end storage vendor Qumulo is teaming up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to roll out a highly dense, all-flash node based on a compact HPE ProLiant aimed at data-intensive workloads from autonomous vehicle data, video surveillance and security information, and high-end research.  Source: Enterprise Storage Forum.   Qumulo Partners with HPE, Super Micro as it Sheds Hardware Business…

Quantum emitters: Beyond crystal clear to single-photon pure | Photons — fundamental particles of light — are carrying these words to your eyes via the light from your computer screen or phone. Photons play a key role in the next-generation quantum information technology, such as quantum computing and communications. A quantum emitter, capable of producing a single, pure photon, is the crux of such technology but has many issues that have yet to be solved, according to KAIST researchers.  Source: ScienceDaily.   Quantum emitters: Beyond crystal clear to single-photon pure…

Quantum Computing For Real-World Conditions Beckons With The Photonic | In a new technological leap, a team of researchers has been able to use physics and photonic devices applications to detect and shape light for communications and computing uses among other functions.  Source: techbooky.   Quantum Computing For Real-World Conditions Beckons With The Photonic…

Quantum computing the future, traditional computing based on semiconductors drawing to a close: MoS IT | The government on Friday launched a simulator to facilitate research and hardware design for quantum computing that is expected to have exponentially higher computing capacity compared to the traditional computers available at present. Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar, while launching the quantum computing simulator QSim…  Source: The Economic Times.   Quantum computing the future, traditional computing based on semiconductors drawing to a close: MoS IT…

Photonic Chip Breakthrough Opens a Path Toward Quantum Computing in Real-World Conditions | The quantum computing market is projected to reach $65 billion by 2030, a hot topic for investors and scientists alike because of its potential to solve incomprehensibly complex problems. Drug discovery is one example. To understand drug interactions, a pharmaceutical company might want to simulate the interaction of two molecules. The challenge is that each molecule is composed of a few hundred atoms, and scientists must model all the ways in which these atoms might array themselves when their respective molecules are introduced. The number of possible configurations is infinite—more than the number of atoms in the entire universe. Only a quantum computer can represent, much less solve, such an expansive, dynamic data problem.  Source: SciTechDaily.   Photonic Chip Breakthrough Opens a Path Toward Quantum Computing in Real-World Conditions…

Fujitsu and NYK Streamline Stowage Planning for Car Carriers by Leveraging Quantum-Inspired ‘Digital Annealer’ | Fujitsu Limited and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), a major global shipping company, today announced the introduction of Fujitsu’s quantum-inspired Digital Annealer technology to significantly streamline complex stowage planning for car carriers, leveraging the technology’s world-class combinatorial optimization capabilities. The Digital Annealer will play a role in automating aspects of the stowage planning process for NYK’s dedicated car carriers, an enormously complex task involving a vast number of possible stowage patterns depending on the number of vehicles loaded, models of vehicles, and the number of ports called along the shipping route. After successful initial tests, Fujitsu and NYK have launched a real-world operational trial of the technology on September 1st with an aim to commence full-scale operational use in April 2022.  Source: FUJITSU.   Fujitsu and NYK Streamline Stowage Planning for Car Carriers by Leveraging Quantum-Inspired ‘Digital Annealer’…

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, Caltech to build quantum network testbed | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) will be home to a cutting-edge quantum network testbed, thanks to a new five-year, $12.5 million funding award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Led by personnel from Berkeley Lab’s Scientific Networking Division/ESnet, UC Berkeley, and Caltech, the R&D collaboration will also leverage quantum development efforts at Berkeley Lab and beyond.  Source: EurekAlert.   Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, Caltech to build quantum network testbed…

MSU awarded $20M grant for quantum technology development | With a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Montana State University and the University of Arkansas will establish the MonArk Quantum Foundry to accelerate the development of quantum materials and devices. The foundry will assist those studying 2D materials for quantum technologies by creating tools to aid their research and infrastructure to facilitate the exchange of ideas across academia and industry.  Source: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY.   MSU awarded $20M grant for quantum technology development…

France, Netherlands join forces in quantum technology race | On the sidelines of a meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Paris, French Secretary of State for Digital, Cedric O, and the Dutch Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Mona Keijzer, signed the memorandum, aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation in quantum technologies.  Source: EURACTIV.   France, Netherlands join forces in quantum technology race…

Quantum Brilliance unveils diamond-based quantum accelerator that can run at room temperature | A new quantum computing startup called Quantum Brilliance emerged from stealth mode today with what may prove to be a rather brilliant innovation: the world’s first quantum accelerator that can run at room temperature.  Source: siliconANGLE.   Quantum Brilliance unveils diamond-based quantum accelerator that can run at room temperature…

sureCore developing IP for quantum computing | This will enable the design of Cryo-CMOS control chips that can be co-located with the qubits in the cryostat. This will help solve the current problem of extensive and performance limiting cabling used to connect the qubits with their associated control electronics usually running at room temperatures outside the cryostat.  Source: ElectronicsWeekly.com.   sureCore developing IP for quantum computing…

Government & Policy

U.S. Department of Energy funds center to build a foundation for quantum chemistry | When a plant turns a splash of sunlight into a new leaf, that process is more complicated than the latest SpaceX launch, the stock market or brain surgery. That process, unfolding inside a molecule called the photosynthetic center, involves hundreds of thousands of movements of atoms and electrons. For scientists trying to model it on an ordinary computer, that’s potentially the equivalent of 100 years’ worth of computing hours.  Source: uchicago news.   U.S. Department of Energy funds center to build a foundation for quantum chemistry…

Quantum Cold War: The University and the CIA | Since the Cold War, America’s foreign intelligence agency, the CIA, has kept tabs on the latest research and development being conducted at universities around the world, in the hopes of gaining the upper hand in a technological arms race with its rivals. In the 1960s, the CIA’s endeavours led them to a major hypnosis research lab at the University of Sydney, where they secretly funded a mind control experiment overseen by one of their most trusted scientific advisers. In the present day, with increased cyberattacks against industry and government, the CIA has returned to the University, exploiting scientific breakthroughs in quantum computing and artificial intelligence for military purposes.   Source: Honi Soit.   Quantum Cold War: The University and the CIA…

Internationales Forschungszentrum zu Photonischem Quantencomputing | With “Profilbildung 2020”, the NRW Ministry of Culture and Science (MKW) provides scope for the development of forward-looking research topics and the sustainable increase in the competitiveness of the respective institutions. To this end, it provides around one million euros in funding per project every year. Building on existing strengths, potential areas are to be expanded that contribute to the further development of research profiles. The University of Paderborn has now successfully prevailed with an application for the potential area “Photonic Quantum Computing”. In it, scientists pursue an interdisciplinary approach to the realization of a photonic quantum computer. In the future, all steps from basic research to new quantum algorithms to the modeling of large, complex quantum systems and the realization of photonic quantum networks for corresponding computing applications will be combined at one location. The project also aims to train a new generation of excellent researchers in the field of quantum computing, taking into account gender equality. With the profile area, Paderborn is to establish itself as an internationally visible center for photonic quantum technologies.  Source: PADERBORN UNIVERSITY.   Internationales Forschungszentrum zu Photonischem Quantencomputing…

IBM: Governments and enterprises need to migrate to quantum safe cryptography today | As more and more practical applications of quantum computing emerge, we sat down with IBM researcher, Waheeda Saib to understand how this technology can help address difficult optimisation problems in finance and supply chains and boost the power of machine learning.  Source: ITP.net.   IBM: Governments and enterprises need to migrate to quantum safe cryptography today…

Govt launches QSim to aid quantum computing research in India | The Indian government on Thursday launched a Quantum Simulator (QSim) which will allow developers, scientists, and students to research advancements in quantum computing in the country.  Source: mint.   Govt launches QSim to aid quantum computing research in India…

EPFL launches new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering | EPFL’s new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE Center) will establish and promote programs for cross-disciplinary research, education and innovation in the fields of quantum science and engineering. “Developing quantum technology is an incredible venture that puts us face to face with unprecedented scientific and engineering challenges. Meeting these challenges requires a concerted effort from all technical disciplines – physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering – more so than for any previous kind of technological development,” says Prof. Vincenzo Savona (pictured, right), the head of EPFL’s Laboratory of Theoretical Physics of Nanosystems.  Source: optics.org.   EPFL launches new Center for Quantum Science and Engineering…

Entanglement extends reach towards National Science Foundation and Midwest Quantum Academia | NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2021 Entanglement Inc. (Ei), an early-stage deep technology company, joins Accenture, Cummins, and Quantum Computing Inc. in becoming the first committed members to the Center for Quantum Technologies (CQT), an alliance between Purdue University (lead site), Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame, and Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis (IUPUI). The CQT will partner with industry and government stakeholders to identify compelling needs and challenges, and then develop novel quantum technologies to address them. Committed industry and government members will provide funding to the center’s researchers and will obtain early access to findings applicable to their organizations. These “solutions-findings” will address the increasing demand of private sector companies for applications that demonstrate a quantum advantage in an overgrowing competitive landscape for optimization solutions.   Source: ENTANGLEMENT.   Entanglement extends reach towards National Science Foundation and Midwest Quantum Academia…

China’s amassing of genomic data highlights global biotech race | That little-noticed warning from the top U.S. intelligence office came in February, alerting Americans of the risks of inadvertently handing over their genetic codes to China. Unlike a misplaced credit card, lost DNA cannot be replaced, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in the bulletin, adding that Beijing, as part of its quest to become a global leader in biotech, is aggressively collecting large quantities of genomic data from around the world.  Source: TechXplore.   China’s amassing of genomic data highlights global biotech race…

Bengal earmarks 100 acres more for IT hub: Minister | Kolkata: The West Bengal government has earmarked another 100 acres of land for its Silicon Valley Tech Hub and is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that it becomes the information technology hub of not only India but also the world, state IT Minister Partha Chatterjee said on Thursday. The Bengal Silicon Valley Tech Hub is being set up to attract investment in IT/ITeS/Telecom projects with employment potential.  Source: CIO.com.   Bengal earmarks 100 acres more for IT hub: Minister…

NSF announces $25 million institute in Chicago for quantum biology research | As part of a nationwide initiative to boost research in quantum science, the National Science Foundation will establish a $25 million institute in Chicago to investigate quantum sensing for biology and train the quantum workforce. Headquartered at the University of Chicago and in partnership with Chicago State University, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Harvard University, the institute will be funded for five years.  Source: uchicago news.   NSF announces $25 million institute in Chicago for quantum biology research…

Oscar the Qube | Quantum technology or stage at a music festival? Both would have one thing in common: students. Oscar-Qube, short for Optical Sensors based on CARbon materials: QUantum Belgium, is an experiment developed by a group of students from the University of Hasselt, Belgium. Part of ESA Education Office’s Orbit Your Thesis! programme, the experiment arrived at the International Space Station on Space X Dragon CR23 resupply mission yesterday.  Source: The European Space Agency.   Oscar the Qube…

Science & Research

International research center for photonic quantum computing | With its ‘2020 profile building’, the NRW Ministry of Culture and Science (MKW) is creating scope for developing forward-looking research topics and sustainably boosting the competitiveness of the institutions involved. Around a million euros in annual funding are being provided per project. Building on available strengths, potential areas will be expanded to help further develop the research profile. Paderborn University has now been successful with an application for the ‘photonic quantum computing’ potential area. Within this, scientists are taking an interdisciplinary approach to creating a photonic quantum computer. In the future, every step will take place at a single site, from fundamental research into new quantum algorithms to modelling large, complex quantum systems to implementing photonic quantum networks for relevant computing applications. The project also seeks to train a new generation of outstanding researchers in the field of quantum computing, with gender equality as an ongoing concern. This profile area should establish Paderborn as an internationally visible centre for photonic quantum technologies.  Source: EurekAlert.   International research center for photonic quantum computing…

Are you quantum or not? Wits PhD student cracks the high-dimensional quantum code | Isaac Nape, an emerging South African talent in the study of quantum optics, is part of a crack team of Wits physicists who led an international study that revealed the hidden structures of quantum entangled states. The study was published in the renowned scientific journal, Nature Communications, on Friday, 27 August 2021.  Source: UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG.   Are you quantum or not? Wits PhD student cracks the high-dimensional quantum code…