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Is the U.S. Lagging in the Quest for Quantum Computing?


IBM Q cryostat

An IBM Q cryostat used to keep IBM's 50-qubit quantum computer cold in the IBM Q lab in Yorktown Heights, New York on March 2, 2018.

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A quantum computer capable of breaking the strongest codes protecting online communications and computer data is highly unlikely to appear within the next decade, a new report says. But leading experts still recommend the U.S. government should prepare for that eventuality as many countries race to develop practical quantum computers.

From Scientific American
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