From research to real quantum computing?

The word “quantum” appears today in just about every article about computing and electronics. While quantum means significant and considerable, it is not just new age “mumbo-jumbo”. It underlies many of today’s most important technologies, including lasers and semiconductors found in every computer chip. More specifically, quantum computing is a new type of computing, as […]

Redefined SI measurement standards come into effect

On World Metrology day, 20 May, four of the seven base units comprising the International System of Units (SI) changed. While this revision underlies all measurements in science, it will not affect our everyday lives. A metre will still be a metre, a litre of petrol will still be a litre of petrol, and one […]