Thursday, January 26, 2006

RESEARCHERS DEVELOP QUANTUM PROCESSOR

Another step toward our quantum-enhanced future...
A computer chip based on the esoteric science of quantum mechanics has been created by researchers at the University of Michigan. The chip might well pave the way for a new generation of supercomputers.

Employing the same semiconductor-fabrication techniques used to create common computer chips, the Michigan team was able to trap a single atom within an integrated chip and control it using electrical signals.

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