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First Fredkin Gate Successfully Developed, Quantum Computers A Step Closer To Reality. BUT WHAT IS A QUANTUM COMPUTER?

posted Mar 28, 2016, 9:04 PM by Maurice Nyamoti   [ updated Mar 28, 2016, 9:19 PM ]

QUANTUM COMPUTER
As Kenyans divert all energies, resources and prioritize on who will rule them in an election which is 600 days away, Scientists in America from the University of Queensland and Griffith University have developed the first Fredkin Gate (if you ever did logic gates in digital electronics then you understand the logic altogether), this means that the first quantum computers will be trickling in a matter of time.
future quantum processor
A quantum Computer is a computer that makes use of the quantum states of subatomic particles to store information. Quantum computers are different from digital electronic computers based on transistors. Whereas digital computers require data to be encoded into binary digits (bits), each of which is always in one of two definite states (0 or 1), quantum computation uses quantum bits (qubits), which can be in superpositions of states.
The development of quantum computers capable of performing operations many orders of magnitude faster than conventional computers has been a goal of computer scientists and physicists ever since the idea was first floated in the early 1980s. However, given the inherently unstable nature of qubits, the goal has remained out of reach.
The allure of quantum computers is the unparalleled processing power that they provide compared to current technology;
Researchers believe their work may be expanded to larger circuits, heralding the age of quantum computers. Such processors could be tens of thousands, or even a million times faster than today's systems. Such revolutionary processors could accurately predict the weather and climate, run vast simulations speeding testing of new medicines, and much more.
The new research was published last week in Science Advances

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