UK and Singapore set 2021 deadline to launch world’s first quantum communications cubesat

UK and Singapore set 2021 deadline to launch world’s first quantum communications cubesat

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Unlike traditional communications technologies quantum communications are unhackable, so countries are racing to deploy them.   Highly secure global communication based on Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), a secure communications cryptographic protocol that’s based on the eerie phenomenon of quantum mechanics, could eventually be made possible...

Read more
A year after china beat it the US is getting it’s own hackproof quantum network

A year after china beat it the US is getting it’s own hackproof quantum network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The US is increasingly falling behind China in the development of new quantum technologies, and now they’re trying to catch up.   A few years ago, Edward Snowden, a contractor working for the NSA, who recently released his own surveillance application for vulnerable reporters and...

Read more
China splurges $10 Billion to build a national quantum technology research center

China splurges $10 Billion to build a national quantum technology research center

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum technologies will transform the world by creating ultra-fast computing platforms, ultra-secure networks, and new forms of radar that will render stealth obsolete, and China wants to dominate the space.   This week the Chinese government announced they would be spending upwards of $10 Billion...

Read more
World’s first intercontinental Quantum Internet link goes live, hosts video conference

World’s first intercontinental Quantum Internet link goes live, hosts video conference

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum communication networks are considered the platinum standard when it comes to helping create secure, unhackable networks, and now the first one is here and researchers used it to conduct the world’s first quantum internet video conference.   I have a saying – the future...

Read more
Chinese scientists have built the world’s first quantum satellite network

Chinese scientists have built the world’s first quantum satellite network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum networks promise almost total secrecy but significant hurdles remain to creating international and internet scale networks, now though China looks like it will be the first to create the first international, cross border, quantum network   Late last year, a green dot appeared in...

Read more
Researchers set a staggering new Quantum teleportation record

Researchers set a staggering new Quantum teleportation record

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The techniques and devices used to set a new quantum teleportation record will one day allow us to build the robust quantum repeaters that we need to build secure, internet scale quantum networks.   Mention teleportation and real sci-fi fans jump out of their sound...

Read more
Two world firsts as researchers hack an unhackable quantum network

Two world firsts as researchers hack an unhackable quantum network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A team of Canadian researchers have achieved a world first and hacked a quantum network, then they accomplished another world first and discovered how to identify hacks.   As we saw during the recent 2016 US election, protecting traditional computer systems and electoral systems, which...

Read more
China’s puts final touches to its 2,000km long unhackable quantum network

China’s puts final touches to its 2,000km long unhackable quantum network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum networks are unhackable, keeping data secure and making interception and eavesdropping impossible, now they can cover greater distances which will help increase their adoption and use   By the end of this year, a team led by researchers from the University of Science and...

Read more
Scientists smash Quantum Teleportation record

Scientists smash Quantum Teleportation record

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The era of secure quantum communications just took a step closer to becoming reality but a long road remains   Physicists have set a new record for quantum teleportation – the science of moving information from one place to another without physically sending anything between the...

Read more