The limited system made a notable advancement on the road to beating classical machines
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Wealth naturally trickles up in free-market economies, model suggests
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Staking its claim for “quantum supremacy,” the company pulls back the curtain on its landmark Sycamore chip
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The company says that its quantum computer is the first to perform a calculation that would be practically impossible for a classical machine
New images reveal carbon dioxide ensnared in metal-organic frameworks
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Exotic new states of matter contain patterns that repeat like clockwork
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Jim Peebles’s award honors modern cosmological theory at last
A miniature gravitational wave detector under development would measure higher-frequency waves than LIGO
A grounding science activity from Science Buddies
Anomalous motions of stars orbiting our galaxy’s central supermassive black hole might reveal the existence of long-hypothesized tunnels through spacetime