Where are we in quantum technology?
If you read one article about quantum computing this year, make it the first.
For a quick overview of quantum computing and how it works, check out the animated video made by CalTech and PhD comics.
In latest quantum technology news, D-wave announced the release of their 1000 qubit chip, Weyl fermions are confirmed by three independent research groups, and Grover's algorithm (unstructured search) shows quartic speedup.
Weyl fermions could be very useful because their massless nature would allow them to conduct electric charge through a material much faster than normal electrons – which could be used to create faster electronic circuits.
The computer scientists in this collaboration overturned the long held belief that quadratic speedup for Grover’s algorithm (unstructured search) was the best possible. They have found a way to optimize the function for a quartic separation.