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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

The State of Quantum Computing Today: Market Sizing, CAGR Projections, Buyer Expectations | Though embryonic, the quantum computing industry is coming into focus, taking on the earmarks of a viable entity on the computing landscape – earmarks that have progressed beyond the possibilities, promises and potential that have mostly characterized the technology to date.  Source: inside HPC.   The State of Quantum Computing Today: Market Sizing, CAGR Projections, Buyer Expectations…

A closer look at the rise of Arizona’s innovation economy | In the past, Arizona’s economy has been defined by growth. That still holds true today, except today’s growth looks very different. In 2021, growth means semiconductors; electric and automated vehicles; batteries; renewable energy; the internet Of things; artificial intelligence; quantum computing; smart materials; fintech; proptech; edtech; medtech; biopharma; cybersecurity and so much more.  Source: AZINNO.   A closer look at the rise of Arizona’s innovation economy…

Arqit and Juniper Networks Sign Technology Alliance Partner Connect Agreement | Arqit Quantum Inc. (“Arqit”), a leader in quantum encryption technology and Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, have signed a ‘Technology Alliance Partner Connect’ agreement to explore network security technology that will protect against quantum security threats.  Source: yahoo!finance.   Arqit and Juniper Networks Sign Technology Alliance Partner Connect Agreement…

ALMOST HALF OF LIFE SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS SAY THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF QUANTUM COMPUTING IS STILL “BEGINNER LEVEL” | The Pistoia Alliance a global, not-for-profit alliance that advocates for greater collaboration in life sciences R&D, has released new results from a survey of life science professionals finding that almost half classify their understanding of quantum computing (QC) technology at the beginner level (48%) only. This is followed by intermediate (29%), advanced (13%), and expert at less than ten percent (9%). These results show that despite significant noise around the potential of QC, few life science organizations or individuals are yet able to apply the technology.  Source: Piatoia Alliance.   ALMOST HALF OF LIFE SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS SAY THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF QUANTUM COMPUTING IS STILL “BEGINNER LEVEL”…

Accenture and IonQ Collaborate to Accelerate Quantum Computing into the Enterprise | Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and IonQ are collaborating to accelerate quantum computing business experimentation in organizations globally and across industries. Accenture’s experience and skills in quantum, coupled with its ability to design and create customized industry solutions tailored to IonQ’s quantum computing technology, will help more companies innovate and become quantum ready.  Source: accenture.   Accenture and IonQ Collaborate to Accelerate Quantum Computing into the Enterprise…

3 Quantum Computing Stocks to Buy for Their Promising Healthcare Potential | Quantum computing stocks are gaining traction as this once-nascent industry is fast evolving. Wall Street is paying increased attention to the segment as companies move from the experimental research phase to developing commercially feasible computers that can solve the world’s most complex problems and revolutionize businesses in many industries. Thus, quantum computing stocks have become a hot item.  Source: INSIDER.   3 Quantum Computing Stocks to Buy for Their Promising Healthcare Potential…

Cybersecurity & Cryptography

The Promise and the Perils of Quantum Computing: What You Should Know and How to Prepare | We are at the dawn of the next great computing paradigm—the quantum age of computing. Major strides are happening at an alarming rate to bring quantum computers mainstream. When a commercial quantum computer does arrive, it will have a transformative impact on business and society, ushering in new medical breakthroughs, engineering feats, and technical advancements that are unthinkable today.  Source: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY.   The Promise and the Perils of Quantum Computing: What You Should Know and How to Prepare…

The Post-Quantum Cryptography World Is Coming: Here’s How to Prepare | Have you ever sat in traffic and cursed the town planners? For years, you may have watched as the town approved new subdivisions and stores along the roads you drive often. And you wondered when they would add a new lane, extend a road or install a new stoplight. But think about this: If you’re skipping over news articles about quantum computing and post-quantum cryptography, you’re doing the same thing in relation to your business that town planners seem to do relative to new construction — waiting for the negative impacts before fixing the issue.  Source: Security Intelligence.   The Post-Quantum Cryptography World Is Coming: Here’s How to Prepare…

Chief of the Air Staff – Defence and Security Equipment International speech | At DSEI in 2019, I talked about the importance of adapting at pace to meet the threats of the future. That’s as relevant today as it was then; the key difference now is that my aspirations are supported by a mandate from government and a £24.1bn increase in Defence spending over the next 4 years. For the Royal Air Force, this offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build an air and space force fit for the future, able and ready to act decisively on a global stage, protecting our nation.  Source: GOV.UK.   Chief of the Air Staff – Defence and Security Equipment International speech…

Technology & Hardware

Researchers develop new tool for analyzing large superconducting circuits | The next generation of computing and information processing lies in the intriguing world of quantum mechanics. Quantum computers are expected to be capable of solving large, extremely complex problems that are beyond the capacity of today’s most powerful supercomputers.  Source: NORTHWESTERN NOW.   Researchers develop new tool for analyzing large superconducting circuits…

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…

QDevil enables faster tuning of Qubits |   Source: QDevil. Jonatan Kutchinsky  QDevil enables faster tuning of Qubits…

Researchers develop new tool for analyzing large superconducting circuits | The next generation of computing and information processing lies in the intriguing world of quantum mechanics. Quantum computers are expected to be capable of solving large, extremely complex problems that are beyond the capacity of today’s most powerful supercomputers.  Source: NORTHWESTERN NOW.   Researchers develop new tool for analyzing large superconducting circuits…

Graphene Valleytronics: Paving the Way to Small-Sized Room-Temperature Quantum Computers | Valleytronics is an emerging field in which valleys—local minima in the energy band structure of solids—are used to encode, process, and store quantum information. Though graphene was thought to be unsuitable for valleytronics due to its symmetrical structure, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, have recently shown that this is not the case. Their findings may pave the way to small-sized quantum computers that can operate at room temperature.  Source: IIT Bombay.   Graphene Valleytronics: Paving the Way to Small-Sized Room-Temperature Quantum Computers…

Government & Policy

Yale joins as research partner in $25 million Quantum Leap Challenge Institute | As of Sept. 2, Yale has been serving as a key academic partner of the Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation, a project aimed at developing new technologies by achieving a better understanding of quantum systems.  Source: Yale News.   Yale joins as research partner in $25 million Quantum Leap Challenge Institute…

University of Maryland to Build Quantum Computing Lab | (TNS) — The University of Maryland is partnering with a leading quantum computing developer to build a national lab on the College Park campus in hopes of becoming a center for research and innovations in the field.  Source: goverment technology.   University of Maryland to Build Quantum Computing Lab…

Find out about the top Indian universities providing quantum computing courses. | The digital revolution highlights the demand for quantum technologies. The world is now preparing for further digital transformation with a revolution in quantum technology. In fields like cryptography, material science, agriculture, etc quantum computing can play an important role. Let’s find out about the top Indian universities providing quantum computing courses.  Source: Analytics Insight.   Find out about the top Indian universities providing quantum computing courses….

Pact with US, Britain, will see Australia scrap French sub deal | Australia, the United States and Britain jointly announced a new trilateral security partnership that will see Australia scrap a multi-billion dollar program to build French-designed submarines and build a nuclear-powered fleet with US and British technology instead.  Source: itnews.   Pact with US, Britain, will see Australia scrap French sub deal…

Joint Leaders Statement on AUKUS | As leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, guided by our enduring ideals and shared commitment to the international rules-based order, we resolve to deepen diplomatic, security, and defense cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, including by working with partners, to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. As part of this effort, we are announcing the creation of an enhanced trilateral security partnership called “AUKUS” — Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  Source: THE WHITE HOUSE.   Joint Leaders Statement on AUKUS…

Can Governments Shut Down Bitcoin With Quantum Computers? | Most governments like Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) as much as we like walking with rocks in our shoes. Recent ransomware attacks, where hackers targeted vulnerable infrastructure such as gas pipelines and demanded ransom in the form of Bitcoin, add yet more scrutiny of the cryptocurrency. There’s also plenty of regulatory scrutiny of the use of Bitcoin for illicit activities and money laundering. What’s more, the energy use of Bitcoin mining has spiraled out of control in recent years and poses a direct threat to climate change initiatives.  Source: Nasdaq.   Can Governments Shut Down Bitcoin With Quantum Computers?

Wits to coordinate South Africa’s national quantum initiative | Wits University today announced it has successfully secured R8 million in seed funding from the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) towards implementing Phase 1 on behalf of the South African Quantum Technology Initiative (SA QuTI).  Source: UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND JOHANNESBURG.   Wits to coordinate South Africa’s national quantum initiative…

Science & Research

UTSA professor helps make breakthrough achievement in quantum computing | UTSA researcher is part of a collaboration that has set a world record for innovation in quantum computing. The accomplishment comes from R. Tyler Sutherland, an assistant professor in the College of Sciences’ Department of Physics and Astronomy and the College of Engineering and Integrated Design’s Department of Electrical Engineering, who developed the theory behind the record-setting experiment.  Source: UTSA Today.   UTSA professor helps make breakthrough achievement in quantum computing…

Triangular honeycombs: Physicists design novel quantum material | (Nanowerk News) Researchers from the Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat–Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter – have conceived and realized a new quantum material: “Indenene”. Consisting of a single layer of the chemical element Indium, indenene enriches the family of the so-called topological insulators. The triangular lattice behind its tailor-made materials-design concept is not only novel in the context of topological quantum materials but it also offers important advantages for future applications.  Source: nanowerk.   Triangular honeycombs: Physicists design novel quantum material…

Quantum materials cut closer than ever | DTU and Graphene Flagship researchers have taken the art of patterning nanomaterials to the next level. Precise patterning of 2D materials is a route to computation and storage using 2D materials, which can deliver better performance and much lower power consumption than today’s technology.  Source: EurekAlert!.   Quantum materials cut closer than ever…

Light does the twist for quantum computing | Scientists have generated circularly polarized light and controlled its direction without using clunky magnets or very low temperatures. The findings, by Nagoya University researchers and colleagues in Japan, and published in the journal Advanced Materials, show promise for the development of materials and device methods that can be used in optical quantum information processing.  Source: NAGOYA UNIVERSITY.   Light does the twist for quantum computing…

Groundbreaking Technique Yields Extraordinary Results – Limits on Long-Theorized “Fifth Force” of Nature | Using a groundbreaking new technique at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an international collaboration led by NIST researchers has revealed previously unrecognized properties of technologically crucial silicon crystals and uncovered new information about an important subatomic particle and a long-theorized fifth force of nature.  Source: SciTechDaily.   Groundbreaking Technique Yields Extraordinary Results – Limits on Long-Theorized “Fifth Force” of Nature…

2D Materials cut sharper | (Nanowerk Spotlight) Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark have taken the art of patterning nanomaterials to the next level (ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, “Super-Resolution Nanolithography of Two-Dimensional Materials by Anisotropic Etching”).  Source: nano werk.   2D Materials cut sharper…