NSF launches effort to create first practical quantum computer

A fabricated trap that researchers use to capture and control atomic ion qubits (quantum bits). From codebreaking to aircraft design, complex problems in a wide range of fields exist that even today's best computers cannot solve.
To accelerate the development of a practical quantum computer that will one day answer currently unsolvable research questions, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $15 million over five years to the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296227&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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