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+ - Scientist makes quantum computing breakthrough

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ashmon
ashmon writes "A University of Utah physicist and his team have made a breakthrough that could pave the way to quantum computing, in which computers can calculate many billions of times faster than they do now. The process currently involves super cooling phosphorus atoms in a silicon matrix and then making the spin of the atoms "flip up and down 'in concert for a few billionths of a second,'" with magnetic fields and microwave radiation. A final product is still at least 15 years off, but this could give a glimpse into the future of supercomputing."

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