South Korean researchers claim to have achieved a room-temperature superconductor using a modified lead-apatite structure called LK-99. The superconductor exhibits a critical temperature above 400 K and offers potential for energy efficiency and advancements in technology. However, further verification, replication, and understanding of the material’s properties are necessary before widespread acceptance. The discovery could also have implications for quantum computing. Assessing scalability, cost, and environmental impact is crucial for real-world applications. Read more for details. https://thequantuminsider.com/2023/07/26/researchers-claim-they-developed-a-room-temperature-superconductor/
Google scientists have achieved quantum advantage by completing a computational task in 200 seconds that would take a classical supercomputer 47 years. The task was carried out on the latest version of Google’s quantum computer, which features 70 qubits. This milestone highlights the potential power of quantum computing, although doubts about practicality remain.
Insider Brief PRESS RELEASE — the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee (NQIAC) published its first independent assessment of the National Quantum Initiative (NQI) program, including recommendations for enhancements to the Program, in a report titled, Renewing the National Quantum Initiative: Recommendations for Sustaining American Leadership in Quantum Information Science. The report identifies three findings, four overarching recommendations, andContinue reading “NQI Advisory Committee: National Quantum Initiative Should
Be ‘Reauthorized And Expanded’”