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Quantum Bits Get Their First Compression


Quantum bits compression

Many types of informationincluding JPEG-format images of comedian Steve Martincan be compressed to take up less space, but in quantum computers the feat presents unique challenges.

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Without algorithms that compress data to encode information into fewer bits, hard drives would clog up and Internet traffic would slow to a snail's pace.

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