A team from UKs Centre for Quantum Photonics has just created a a microchip that works on light rather than electricity. This difference means that information can be processed much faster, thus the speed of the computer increases dramatically. What is more interesting though is that this breakthrough may lead to quantum computing much sooner than expected, within the next five years! This is a very cool article that is worth a read.
Quantum Computing Within Reach Thanks To UK Researchers
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010