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News Story Source: Natural News by: Edsel Cook
Traditional computers code data as binary digits (bits) of either 0 or 1. Their quantum counterparts store information into quantum bits (qubits).
Qubits are subatomic particles that exist in a "superposition." They appear in two different states simultaneously.
Thanks to this property, a qubit may represent both 0 and 1 until it gets measured. By cramming more data in individual storage units, a quantum computer saves on memory, freeing up more resources for making complex calculations.
Researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) used these properties to develop a quantum simulator. Their computer predicted the outcomes of 16 potential futures in a quantum superposition.
NTU researcher Mile Gu and his team stored these different futures in a single photon. They sent the quantum particle of light down several routes at the same time under the scrutiny of sensors.
Next, they used two photons instead of one. They fired the particles side-by-side and mon
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