Quantum Computing

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In the strange world of quantum computing, switches don't need to be either "on" or "off" — they can be both at the same time. Information can be manipulated in a vial of molecules held inside a massive magnet, in a chilled vapor of ions, or in swirls of current within a superconductor. Ira Flatow leads a discussion about research into quantum computing and communications.

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Seth Lloyd, author Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos; professor of mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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