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Quantum Computer Chips Now One Step Closer to Reality
October 15, 2009
In the quest for smaller, faster computer chips, researchers are increasingly turning to quantum mechanics--the exotic physics of the small. The problem: the manufacturing techniques required to make quantum devices have been equally exotic. That is, until now.
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