Warp drive continues to be tested 

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Don't worry. I've been following this field of research since 1996 and have also written on it in an issue of Technology Review of MIT, Italian edition. But not much progress has been done, only more experiments. I've also taken part in AQUA@home, where AQUA stood for Adiabatic QUantum Algorithm. But it disappeared and never came back. Maybe Lockheed Martin had some reservations about it. Cheers.  
ID: 1363511 ·  
Sorry I was not much help .I think you where on the right track with your link to diamonds but you obiously know more than me . Look forward to any posts you put up about it thou I find these things realy fascinating .  
ID: 1363513 ·  
IF they can perfect that quantum computer. Then we might see some break throughs in physics and quantom mechanics. Perfecting the quantum computer will be like splitting the atom, for the first time, all over again. It will eventually revolutionise they way many people, if not all, will live and carry out their everyday lives. ____________ The Kite Fliers  Kite fliers: An imaginary club of solo members, those who don't yet belong to a formal team so "fly their own kites"  as the saying goes.  
ID: 1364951 ·  
I think that teleportation of photons is already being done. But they are massless particles. An interesting particle is the photon, especially when split for each half manages to stay in communication with the other. ____________ The Kite Fliers  Kite fliers: An imaginary club of solo members, those who don't yet belong to a formal team so "fly their own kites"  as the saying goes.  
ID: 1364952 ·  
I think you refer to the EinsteinPodolskyRosen paradox. But it consisted of a couple of photons, not to a photon split in half. They were entangled, and Einstein spoke of a "spooky action at distance".  
ID: 1365067 ·  
I think that teleportation of photons is already being done. But they are massless particles. Yep Tullo is correct it is Qantum Entangled yes there spooky action but Einstein didn't believe it he said God doesn't throw dice However resent experiment with Teleportion in Hawai proves it does happen and teleportation would invole 3 protons Again you need to watch Professer Brain Green doco Fabric of the cosmos episode 3 Qantum Leap ____________  
ID: 1365618 ·  
I've read that a quantum computer built by DWave of Canada (DWave 2) has proven to be 4000 times more efficient in solving the traveling salesman optimization problem than a Xeonbased PC. But it needs cryogenic equipment and it costs 6666 times more.  
ID: 1366313 ·  
The traveling salesman problem is "solved" by tree pruning algorithms that promise that no better solution is worth the extra computer time. The best known method for this involves the Karmarkar method for linear programming problems(Actually he wanders around inside of the pivot points).  
ID: 1366362 ·  
A true Qantum computer with 300 Qantum bits would have more processing power than all the computers on the planet  
ID: 1366366 ·  
I heard some time ago about a silicon chip that can also be on off and hrf on or hrf off depending on how you wish to put it  
ID: 1366369 ·  
oh one more thing a true Qantum computer with 300 Qantum bits would be the size of a grain of sand  
ID: 1366371 ·  
It would need more space, but the basic idea of a quantum computer is that a qubit can have both values zero and one at the same time, so that a byte could have 2 exp 8 different values. This greatly amplifies the computing power of a quantum computer, but the real problem is that of extracting one from all possible results of a calculation. This is nothing but the measurement process in quantum mechanics, so quantum computers depend on the machinery of quantum mechanics. Quantum computing power is increased by the idea of entanglement between two separated measurements, so that measuring one value gives also the result of the other. As far as I know, this is only a theoretical possibility and has not been exploited by the DWave computers.  
ID: 1366377 ·  
Tullio you watched the Brian Green Doco Qantum leap was he wrong in explaining it or did I get it Wrong based on that doco ?  
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Tullio you watched the Brian Green Doco Qantum leap was he wrong in explaining it or did I get it Wrong based on that doco ? I cannot remember what he said, but this is not an easy matter to explain since it is really an application of quantum mechanics and if you do not know it well enough you cannot really grasp what is being sought. I have studied quantum mechanics at the University of Trieste, and have also followed the lectures of prof. Seth Lloyd of Cambridge University on the Internet (www.qubit.org) but I am not sure I have understood it completely. Quantum mechanics is still an area of research after about eighty years and the search for quantum computers has brought to a better understanding of its features but also of some its problems,which are still discussed. Tullio ____________  
ID: 1366391 ·  
Ok . Thank you for answering me maybe William would be better if he watched the doco too as I find Quantum mechanics hard to understand as well and I have not studied it and only know what I have read or watched in documentary's  
ID: 1366398 ·  
A byte of eight binary bits now has 2 to the eighth power possible patterns (that is 256)  
ID: 1366435 ·  
maybe William would be better if he watched the doco too You are probably right. But each time I try to dig into this subject i always come away with "Huh?". I minored in Theoretical Physics for my master's degree but also had a disbelief about the Copenhagen folks and Schrodinger himself as well. I always got a queazy felling in my stomach when trying to swallow these ideas. Plus, I am with Feynman who said "Anyone who thinks that they understand quantum mechanicsdoesn't"  
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Going "quantum" allows the potential for nearly infinite compute capability in that in the quantum world, you can 'test' all possible solutions simultaneously. Sort of the ultimate in parallel computation...  
ID: 1366482 ·  
bah usually computers works like if an hole is not filed = 0 and if it s filled = 1  
ID: 1366498 ·  
you can 'test' all possible solutions simultaneously. That's implied by Feynman's interpretation in that all paths are traversed from A to B. I still don't see how that relates to logic or to a computer program that could make use of the stated fact. Exactly how could all possible paths through a network be tested at once?  
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