The coldest computers in the world

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Jack Hao Yang

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Scientists are capturing atoms and slowing them down

Imagine the US is under attack. An enemy aircraft, loaded with warheads, is heading towards the coast, dipping in and out of radar. Fighter jets have been scrambled and there’s a frantic effort to pinpoint the target.

But the nation’s best defence is not an aircraft carrier or a missile system. It’s a box of incredibly cold atoms.

“Use the quantum computer,” yells a general. The atoms inside the computer can solve complex problems and, almost instantly, spit out an instruction for how to reconfigure

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