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R&D: Diamond Qubits Are A Quantum Computer Enthusiast's Best Friend

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A qubit is the quantum equivalent of the 'bit', which can have the values, or 'states' of zero or one. However, because of their quantum nature, qubits can be in both states at once, due to a property called entanglement, the "spooky action at a distance" so disliked by Einstein. It's this remarkable property that gives quantum computers their huge processing power, such as the ability to crack all encryption schemes based on classical methods. If only mankind could build them. Quantum computers are still very much in an embryonic research phase and have been stuck there for decades, due to the difficulty of producing and working with entangled particles. The best that scientists have been able to do so far is to entangle just a few particles at extremely low temperatures, to reduce thermal noise corruption, to create qubits and research their behaviour. Now, it looks like mankind is a tiny step closer to building such quantum computers and this is where diamond comes in.

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Give a regular girl a diamond, she'll get freaky with you in happiness...

Give a nerd girl a diamond, she'll get freaky with it then conquer the computing world...

Whether nerd or normie, diamonds are still a girl's best friend :D
 
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...one step closer to SkyNet :wtf:
 
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and they said 10 years ago that will build organic cpus

and they said 10 years ago they can build organic cpus

still waiting :laugh::laugh:
 
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Id let ya all in on it's secret but your not ready yet.
 

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but will they run crysis?
 
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actually, it would be running crysis and NOT running crysis at the same time :eek: :respect:
 
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Forget Crysis, what about Metro2033?
 

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Here's a nice addition to this story, courtesy of New Scientist:
The real value of the experiment may be in probing the boundary between quantum mechanics and classical physics. "We think that it is the first time that a room-temperature, solid-state system has been demonstrably put in this entangled quantum state," Walmsley says. "This is an interesting avenue for thinking about how quantum mechanics can emerge into the classical world."
Yes, I think that's fantastic. How would something the size of a DVD drive look in a quantum state? How would it behave? I've wondered this myself several time and now we may finally find out.
 
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What would it be like to have quantum sex?
 

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What would it be like to have quantum sex?
Well, you could have all combinations of partners at once and in all positions. As you start to increase the number of simultaneous partners, the combinations and positions would explode!
 
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Well, you could have all combinations of partners at once and in all positions. As you start to increase the number of simultaneous partners, the combinations and positions would explode!
Sign me up! :laugh:
 

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"is your quantum CPU overclocked?"

"yes and no"


so many jokes for future generations to make.
 
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and they said 10 years ago they can build organic cpus

still waiting :laugh::laugh:

They've been made, can't find a link right now but a CPU made from slug brains was made quite some time back, they've also more recently made one out of bacteria.