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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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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.


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