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The new discovery from Toshiba Research Europe and the University of Cambridge can be used in a number of different ways

Researchers from Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. and the University of Cambridge have announced a quantum device that can create entangled light.  The process starts with  a silicon-based device that uses quantum dots inside a block of indium arsenide.  Quantum dots are essentially nanocrystals small enough to exist in the quantum confinement regime.  When the quantum dot is excited by a laser pulse, two electrons in the indium arsenide are excited.  The energy will then be converted into two entangled protons that can be split outside the device.  

The technology has many different uses: including quantum computing, medical imaging, chip production and communications.  Quantum computing, here we come!


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W00t
By aurareturn on 1/14/06, Rating: 0
RE: W00t
By Zelvek on 1/14/2006 6:17:44 PM , Rating: 2
lol..
Right now quantum computers are so far off that there will yet be millions of small advances like this that ultamutly will not be used in any way so it's no big deal to me.


RE: W00t
By Basilisk on 1/14/2006 7:14:36 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed. It's not -whether- or not there will be computing breakthroughs, but -what- technological news reports have any real chance of indicating future trends and their imminence. This is a grain of sand on the beach of future computing.

Anyway, does anyone really -believe- in "entanglement"? :) To me it remains too improbable to accept, like an eleven dimensional world or Intelligent Design. [Can I initiate any rants with this?!!]

Hmmm... better reach for another glass of burgundy. Better that than thinking about how long it's been since the first Breakthroughs in, say, optical computing.


RE: W00t
By ChronoReverse on 1/14/2006 7:16:48 PM , Rating: 2
Well, since entanglement has actually been performed, I'm not terribly skeptical of its existence.

However, from what I know about it, it's not possible to use it for data transfer (yet?).


RE: W00t
By karioskasra on 1/15/2006 2:27:56 AM , Rating: 2
Are you actually comparing something as baseless as String Theory which was invented by fanatic unbelievers to Intelligent Design? May God strike you down to the depths of Hell you pagan!


RE: W00t
By Furen on 1/15/2006 5:35:11 AM , Rating: 2
LOL


RE: W00t
By at80eighty on 1/15/2006 6:26:26 AM , Rating: 2
To the idiots who modded the parent post - its SATIRE you numbskulls!

cripes! I actually liked this whole 'give power to the people by voting' at first - now it's simply being abused


RE: W00t
By hoppa on 1/16/2006 1:02:19 PM , Rating: 2
The ratings system on here is near-useless. I really wonder if *anyone* out there actually sets their threshold above -1 or *maybe* 0.


wow.
By Xenoterranos on 1/14/2006 9:49:33 PM , Rating: 3
Such ignorance. Do any of you read, say, Ars Technica by any chance? Or even just a book! The principles behind quantum entanglement are actually being used already in various kinds of technology.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060112-5971...

At the very least one of can admit you don't understand the concept. Never forget, however, that science is not built on belief, but on proven fact and fact alone. No one 'belives' in quantum entanglement, it simply is.




RE: wow.
By codeThug on 1/15/2006 1:02:33 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, what he said... Buncha idiots.

Now where did I put my di-lithium crystals?


RE: wow.
By ted61 on 1/15/2006 12:54:50 PM , Rating: 2
I agree with code....Good link xeno.
I just wanted to believe...It looks like someone has to prove it now.


What?
By DemolitionMan on 1/15/2006 3:52:20 AM , Rating: 2
Um could some one explane the thing about Quantum computing lol haha sorry im a noob.




RE: What?
By Goolic on 1/15/2006 12:26:51 PM , Rating: 2
its hight advanced phisycs ...

as litle as i understand the great boom in it is it velocity, eletrons run on light speed, and the possibylit of six stages (is that the word ?) not the the (0 or 1) of the binary system...

If we use it right its like folowing 6 paths on a labirinth a time soh you can try all the ways faster ...

This is a very simle with a right possibily to be wrong explanation...

try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computer or a similar article in it !

Ps: Sorry by the lack grammer, my english sux!


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By stephenbrooks on 1/15/2006 2:55:18 PM , Rating: 2
--[a quantum device that can create entangled light.]--

Next generation interconnect, anyone? Photonics with quantum encryption built in sounds rather good.




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