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2017 top science stories: Space 'visitors', smartphone addiction, and your pet dog

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

What are the biggest stories, discoveries and ideas in science this 2017? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.

Anyone can try IBM's powerful quantum computer

May 05, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The company says anyone can run experiments by accessing a website connected to the IBM Cloud

epa05110985 (FILE) A file photo dated 15 December 2015 showing the logo of IBM seen at the entrance to the Highlight Towers in Munich, Germany. Technology corporation IBM is to release their 4th quarter results on 19 January 2016. EPA/MATTHIAS BALK

WATCH: Canada PM Trudeau schools reporter about quantum computing

Apr 17, 2016 - 7:43 AM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has now displayed another gift even few of his most ardent supporters knew he had: a more than passable knowledge of quantum computing

In this file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech at the Youville workshop of the Societe des Transports de Montreal (STM), in Montreal, Quebec, on April 6, 2016. Alice Chiche/AFP

Intel putting $50M into quantum computing research

Sep 04, 2015 - 10:02 AM

Intel says potential applications for the computing power include intricate simulations such as large scale financial analysis and more effective drug development

INTEL. The Intel logo is displayed at their booth at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, January 6, 2015. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Despite quantum's gains, standard computers still rule

Jan 04, 2014 - 12:15 AM

Quantum computing must overcome daunting engieering obstacles before it can dethrone standard computing

QUANTUM COMPUTING. These processors inside quantum computers are said to be capable of cracking almost any conventional algorithm. Image from dwavesys.com

NSA eyes encryption-breaking 'quantum' machine –report

Jan 03, 2014 - 7:54 AM

With its vast computing power a quantum computer can break the strongest encryption tools for online activities like banking and emails

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP