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Quantum Computers Could Help Search Engines Keep Up With the Internet's Growth


June 12, 2012

image of qubits With the web constantly expanding, researchers at the University of Southern California have proposed--and demonstrated the feasibility of--using quantum computers to speed up the processing of Google's page ranking algorithm. Full Story

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