Is the U.S. Lagging in the Quest for Quantum Computing?

U.S. government funding is needed to sustain the arduous journey toward a practical quantum computer, experts say

An IBM Q cryostat used to keep IBM’s 50-qubit quantum computer cold in the IBM Q lab in Yorktown Heights, New York on March 2, 2018. In five years, quantum computing will go beyond the research lab and become mainstream, rapidly advancing the technology and its early use cases. Photo: IBM Research/Flickr

By Jeremy Hsu

A quantum computer capable of breaking the strongest codes protecting online communications and computer data is highly unlikely to appear…

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