Buffalo Ben

Apr 24
wildcat2030:

Team builds ‘reliable’ array for quantum computing
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University of California, Santa Barbara Original Study
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Physicists are closer to making a quantum computer a reality by demonstrating a new level of reliability in a five-qubit array. A fully functional quantum computer is one of the holy grails of physics. Unlike conventional computers, the quantum version uses qubits (quantum bits), which make direct use of the multiple states of quantum phenomena. When realized, a quantum computer will be millions of times more powerful at certain computations than today’s supercomputers. Quantum computing relies on aspects of quantum mechanics such as superposition. This notion holds that any physical object, such as an atom or electron—what quantum computers use to store information—can exist in all of its theoretical states simultaneously. This could take parallel computing to new heights. “Quantum hardware is very, very unreliable compared to classical hardware,” says Austin Fowler, a staff scientist in the physics department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, whose theoretical work inspired the experiments. “Even the best state-of-the-art hardware is unreliable. Our paper shows that for the first time reliability has been reached.” While Fowler and colleagues have shown logic operations at the threshold, the array must operate below the threshold to provide an acceptable margin of error. “Qubits are faulty, so error correction is necessary,” says graduate student and co-lead author Julian Kelly, who worked on the five-qubit array. “We need to improve and we would like to scale up to larger systems,” says lead author Rami Barends, a postdoctoral fellow with the group. “The intrinsic physics of control and coupling won’t have to change but the engineering around it is going to be a big challenge.” (via Team builds ‘reliable’ array for quantum computing | Futurity)

wildcat2030:

Team builds ‘reliable’ array for quantum computing
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University of California, Santa Barbara Original Study
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Physicists are closer to making a quantum computer a reality by demonstrating a new level of reliability in a five-qubit array. A fully functional quantum computer is one of the holy grails of physics. Unlike conventional computers, the quantum version uses qubits (quantum bits), which make direct use of the multiple states of quantum phenomena. When realized, a quantum computer will be millions of times more powerful at certain computations than today’s supercomputers. Quantum computing relies on aspects of quantum mechanics such as superposition. This notion holds that any physical object, such as an atom or electron—what quantum computers use to store information—can exist in all of its theoretical states simultaneously. This could take parallel computing to new heights. “Quantum hardware is very, very unreliable compared to classical hardware,” says Austin Fowler, a staff scientist in the physics department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, whose theoretical work inspired the experiments. “Even the best state-of-the-art hardware is unreliable. Our paper shows that for the first time reliability has been reached.” While Fowler and colleagues have shown logic operations at the threshold, the array must operate below the threshold to provide an acceptable margin of error. “Qubits are faulty, so error correction is necessary,” says graduate student and co-lead author Julian Kelly, who worked on the five-qubit array. “We need to improve and we would like to scale up to larger systems,” says lead author Rami Barends, a postdoctoral fellow with the group. “The intrinsic physics of control and coupling won’t have to change but the engineering around it is going to be a big challenge.” (via Team builds ‘reliable’ array for quantum computing | Futurity)


mattfractionblog:

thislandislando:

sciencefictiongallery:

Wojtek Siudmak - Vol Collision

Morning selfie

GPOY

Plane(s) in a Snake

mattfractionblog:

thislandislando:

sciencefictiongallery:

Wojtek Siudmak - Vol Collision

Morning selfie

GPOY

Plane(s) in a Snake

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supersonicart:

Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo.

Opening Friday, April 25th at Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas is Mike Mitchell’s very anticipated solo show, “Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo.”  The show features a very large assortment of brand new portraits by the pop culture artist, now legitimately a pop culture icon himself (ie., TIME Magazine), of Marvel superheroes and villains of which Mitchell has produced exactly 50.  Alongside the photorealistic portraits Mike will be debuting 12 new “Just Like Us" Marvel characters, which is what Mitchell has named his more cartoon-like portraiture series after a solo show at Gallery 1988 several years ago of the same name.  Check out more from the show below and if you’re in Austin don’t miss your chance to see all the show’s glory in person:

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gailsimone:

babsthebat:

This page gave me feels ;_;

If it helps, me a lot, too.

gailsimone:

babsthebat:

This page gave me feels ;_;

If it helps, me a lot, too.


Don’t celebrate too quickly, now.

Don’t celebrate too quickly, now.

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Apr 23
fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:

oeve-at-221b:

my-stereo-heart-beats-for-you:

albus—tumbledore:

32, 613 people understand this. Please explain


What?

nobody say a word

fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:

oeve-at-221b:

my-stereo-heart-beats-for-you:

albus—tumbledore:

32, 613 people understand this. Please explain

What?

nobody say a word

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Apr 22
sirdef:

alduiiin:

sTEPHEN COLBERT

OH MY GOD

sirdef:

alduiiin:

sTEPHEN COLBERT

OH MY GOD

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