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Cheap, Portable Device Uses Quantum Dots to Spot Deadly Bacteria

Cheap, Portable Device Uses Quantum Dots to Spot Deadly Bacteria

Researchers at Macquarie University have developed an inexpensive, portable device for detecting a superbug known as MRSA whereby quantum dots on a test strip fluoresce when key DNA sequences are captured. A smartphone camera then registers the florescence, and an app displays the results.

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Feature Article

Satellite-Based Continuous-Variable Quantum Communications: State-of-the-Art and a Predictive Outlook

Satellite-Based Continuous-Variable Quantum Communications: State-of-the-Art and a Predictive Outlook

In this paper, the authors examine space-based quantum communication to the continuous-variable regime. Closely related to classical wireless communications, this regime offers the potential for increased communication performance and represents the next major step forward for quantum communications and the development of the global quantum Internet.

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Technology Spotlight

Tech Pioneers Weigh in on the Vast Potential of Quantum Computing

Tech Pioneers Weigh in on the Vast Potential of Quantum Computing

At Brainstorm Tech 2019 in Aspen, Colorado, Krysta Svore, general manager of quantum software at Microsoft, and Andrew Fursman, co-founder & CEO of 1QBit, discuss how workable quantum computing could, in theory, help solve some of humanity’s most pressing problems. Krysta Svore is a keynote speaker at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Rebooting Computing (ICRC).

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