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  • n. Plural form of qubit.


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  • But what it has to do with is using computers that can choose realities rather than being chosen by the users because quantum computers work with the idea that things aren't so firmly decided, they work with things which are called qubits, which are capable of being in any state rather than just being on or off.

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  • Gao and his peers generated the six-qubit state using photons, and then used single qubit measurements to apply the CNOT gate to arbitrary single input qubits, which is thought to be one of the keys to creating universal quantum computation. - latest science and technology news stories

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated, for the first time, that the lifetime of quantum-computing bits, known as qubits, can be extended using simple operations.

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  • - it uses quantum bits, called qubits, composed of those tiny particles.

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  • The machine is programmed by changing the magnetic conditions around quantum bits, or "qubits," creating relationships between them that model the physical embodiment of the equation the programmer is trying to solve.

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  • Experiments have now been made involving "qubits," which are units of information ( "two-dimensional quantum systems").

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  • WASHINGTON - A scientist has found a way of manipulating single electrons that will potentially constitute a quantum computer's processing bits or 'qubits', overcoming a very major design hurdle.

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  • Filters that act on the quantum correlations associated with entanglement must operate nonlocally on multiple quantum systems, typically two-level "qubits".

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  • Rather than relying on binary bits like contemporary systems, quantum computers use "qubits" that include all possible superpositions of a particle's classical state.


  • Today, with the dominance of computers throughout society, the universe is increasingly being described as a computing machine with the basic stuff that the universe being bits of information -- or qubits, which are the information units in quantum computers.

    Victor Stenger: The New Information Theology


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