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It's not us, it's you: Boffins ditch supercomputers in lust for new materials


Re: I read this and failed to understand.....

Scientists got fed up trying to simulate quantum computational phenomena on conventional supercomputers that only had ones and zeros, so they set up an experiment using 219 trapped, associated atoms that can be used to represent ones, zeros, and maybes.

Note that their experiment probably falls under some definition of a quantum computer itself. Which they intend to use to study quantum phenomena, thus creating an entangled state out of the concepts of "irony", "paradox", and "amazing!".

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