Quantum computers could boost computing power exponentially, but right now, they're still in their infancy. Their revolutionary promise comes with a lot of loose ends, since a new form of computing requires new ways of making chips, transferring data, and cooling components. A group of researchers from Aalto University in Finland may have jumped that latter hurdle: they developed a nanoscale refrigerator designed to cool quantum bits.
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Transistors can either block or open the way for bits of information to pass. 00:54
Four classical bits can be in one of 16 different configurations at once; quantum qubits can be in all 16 combinations at once. 03:44
Quantum computers could better simulate the quantum world, possibly leading to insights in medicine and other fields. 06:12
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