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Post-Quantum Cryptography
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Post-Quantum Cryptography

Cryptographers seek algorithms quantum computers cannot break.

Crypto Meltdown, What Crypto Meltdown?
From ACM News

Crypto Meltdown, What Crypto Meltdown?

Despite trillions of dollars of losses, a batch of bankruptcies and one very high profile arrest, blockchain's devotees remain devoted.

Are We Living in a Computer Simulation, and Can We Hack It?
From ACM News

Are We Living in a Computer Simulation, and Can We Hack It?

A popular cosmological theory holds that the cosmos runs on quantum codes. So how hard could it be to tweak the supreme algorithm?

Inside Intel's Delays in Delivering a Crucial New Microprocessor
From ACM News

Inside Intel's Delays in Delivering a Crucial New Microprocessor

The company grappled with missteps for years while developing a microprocessor code-named Sapphire Rapids. It comes out on Tuesday.

Designing with DNA
From ACM TechNews

Designing with DNA

An open-source software program developed by researchers at Duke and other universities lets users take drawings or digital models of rounded shapes and turn them...

The Outlook for Crypto
From Communications of the ACM

The Outlook for Crypto

Can cryptocurrencies cut their environmental impact?

Particles of Light May Create Fluid Flow, Data-Theory Comparison Suggests
From ACM TechNews

Particles of Light May Create Fluid Flow, Data-Theory Comparison Suggests

A computational analysis supports the idea that photons colliding with heavy ions can create a fluid of “strongly interacting” particles.

Detecting Dark Matter With Quantum Computers
From ACM News

Detecting Dark Matter With Quantum Computers

A Fermilab scientist developed a way to use qubits to detect single photons produced by dark matter in the presence of a strong magnetic field.

Physicists Observe Wormhole Dynamics Using Quantum Computer
From ACM TechNews

Physicists Observe Wormhole Dynamics Using Quantum Computer

Physicists created a quantum experiment to study the dynamics of a specific type of theoretical wormhole that can predict quantum gravity.

Applying the Metaverse
From Communications of the ACM

Applying the Metaverse

Business, entertainment, and fashion companies already are staking their claims in this enhanced virtual world.

Chicago Scientists Testing Unhackable Quantum Internet in Closet
From ACM TechNews

Chicago Scientists Testing Unhackable Quantum Internet in Closet

University of Chicago scientists are conducting quantum Internet research in a basement closet.

Advanced Control of a Six-Qubit Quantum Processor in Silicon
From ACM TechNews

Advanced Control of a Six-Qubit Quantum Processor in Silicon

Researchers at QuTech in the Netherlands have developed a chip with six silicon-based spin qubits that operates with a low-error rate, a development seen as a stepping...

Designing Quantum Materials on the Computer
From ACM TechNews

Designing Quantum Materials on the Computer

An international team including researchers from Rice University and the Technical University of Vienna have developed a theoretical method for identifying novel...

Competition Makes Big Datasets the Winners
From Communications of the ACM

Competition Makes Big Datasets the Winners

Measurement has driven research groups to home in on the most popular datasets, but that may change as metrics shift to real-world quality.

How AI Is Driving the Esports Boom
From Communications of the ACM

How AI Is Driving the Esports Boom

Artificial intelligence is helping the esports industry take the world by storm.

Quantum Annealing Can Beat Classical Computing in Limited Cases
From ACM TechNews

Quantum Annealing Can Beat Classical Computing in Limited Cases

Quantum annealing computers can run algorithms faster than classical computers in certain instances, but typically not when time is limited.

A Secret Language of Cells? Cell Computations Uncovered
From ACM TechNews

A Secret Language of Cells? Cell Computations Uncovered

Scientists at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and  EPFL's Blue Brain Project have published a theory describing a secret cell language...

Quantum Researchers Advance Error Handling
From ACM TechNews

Quantum Researchers Advance Error Handling

A team led by researchers at the Flatiron Institute discovered a new phase of matter that has the potential to act as long-term quantum information storage.

AI Designs Proteins With Potential for Medicines, Vaccines
From ACM TechNews

AI Designs Proteins With Potential for Medicines, Vaccines

University of Washington researchers developed an AI software that can design structures for proteins that do not exist, including compounds that might find use...

Deep Learning Method Worth Its Salt
From ACM TechNews

Deep Learning Method Worth Its Salt

A multi-institutional team of researchers led by the University of Cincinnati's Yu Shi has developed a technique for modeling the thermodynamic properties of molten...
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