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'[OT] Quantum computer works best switched off'
2006\02\24@045959 by Russell McMahon

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File this one under QM Rubbish.
It may do what they say it does but it doesn't do it in the manner they say
in the populist summary.
The walls of reality continue to crumble - but not quite so fast just yet
:-).

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/info-tech/mg18925405.700.html



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"The new design includes a quantum trick called the Zeno effect. Repeated
measurements stop the photon from entering the actual program, but allow its
quantum nature to flirt with the program's components - so it can become
gradually altered even though it never actually passes through.
"It is very bizarre that you know your computer has not run but you also
know what the answer is," says team member Onur Hosten."


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2006\02\24@053555 by Lindy Mayfield

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Yeah, and a non-printed article is less full of BS.

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Subject: [OT] Quantum computer works best switched off

File this one under QM Rubbish.
It may do what they say it does but it doesn't do it in the manner they say
in the populist summary.
The walls of reality continue to crumble - but not quite so fast just yet
:-).

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/info-tech/mg18925405.700.html



_____________

"The new design includes a quantum trick called the Zeno effect. Repeated
measurements stop the photon from entering the actual program, but allow its
quantum nature to flirt with the program's components - so it can become
gradually altered even though it never actually passes through.
"It is very bizarre that you know your computer has not run but you also
know what the answer is," says team member Onur Hosten."


Ref: Matthew McMahon







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