MIT's new 5-atom quantum computer could make today's encryption obsolete

April 2016
PCWorld;Apr2016, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p11
The article looks into the five-atom quantum computing system by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and the University of Innsbruck in Austria. Physics professor Isaac Chuang says the system addresses data encryption and will be costly and is much more an engineering effort. The National Security Agency expressed its interest on the potential of such computing system. Details of how such computing system works, such as cutting back atomic-scale units and the quantum system.


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