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Graphic showing the active centre of the enzyme and a mathematical formula that is central for the calculation. Credit: Visualisations: ETH Zurich

July 31, 2017

Science and the IT industry have high hopes for quantum computing, but descriptions of possible applications tend to be vague. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now come up with a concrete example that demonstrates what quantum computers will actually be able to achieve in the future.

Nature Materials patterned like this gyroid could help engineers to manipulate light into topological states in future fibre-optic devices. Credit: NIK SPENCER/Nature

July 19, 2017

Topological effects might be hiding inside perfectly ordinary materials, waiting to reveal bizarre new particles or bolster quantum computing.

Visualization of a Quantum computer, electronic circuitry. Credit: Alfred Pasieka Getty Images

July 5, 2017

Two technologies may be on the verge of surpassing even the most powerful digital computers in a year or so, but key challenges remain unsolved.

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