The Weekly Quantum Digest: Is Microsoft Heading Right To The Topological?

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Microsoft says it’s close to unveiling a better qubit, when will quantum computers be in our pocket — and will quantum computing be the bomb, the geopolitical bomb, that is. Along with more quantum computing stories in the media this week.

Spotlight Story: 

“Microsoft has been working on a Topological qubit technology called a topological qubit that it expects will deliver benefits of quantum computing technology that today are mostly just a promise. After spending five years figuring out the complicated hardware of topological qubits, the company is almost ready to put them to use, said Krysta Svore, general manager of Microsoft’s quantum computing software work.”CNet

Science

A Journalist Walks Into A Quantum Physics Lab — The Daily Emerald

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Scientists Develop World Leading Quantum Computing Simulation — ECNS

When Will Quantum Computers Be In Our Pockets?– The Naked Scientists 

Using Quantum Computers to Test the Fundamentals of Physics — Scientific American

Ultrafast Quantum Motion In A Nanoscale Trap Detected — EurekAlert

Business

A Glimpse Into Honeywell’s Quantum Play Through Microsoft’s Azure Ignite Announcement — Forbes

Quantum Computing: A Giant Leap Forwards — Money Week

D-Wave Takes Quantum Leap In Europe — Next Platform

AI/ML IBM Shows Qiskit Can Target Multiple Quantum Systems — Dev Class 

Google’s Sycamore Sparks Quantum Supremacy Rivalry — Technowize

Opinion

Why Quantum Computing Could Be A Geopolitical Time Bomb — GZero 

Paving the Way for an Even More Remarkable Decade in Information Security — Infosecurity-Magazine 

Jobs

Quantum Computer Theorist — Raytheon

Quantum Computing Applications Developer — IBM

Matt Swayne

With a several-decades long background in journalism and communications, Matt Swayne has worked as a science communicator for an R1 university for more than 12 years, specializing in translating high tech and deep tech for the general audience. He has served as a writer, editor and analyst at The Quantum Insider since its inception. In addition to his service as a science communicator, Matt also develops courses to improve the media and communications skills of scientists and has taught courses. [email protected]

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