Researchers have been working on quantum computers for a while now, but constantly run into many issues. One of those problems is stability. Due to the way quantum mechanics work, information is easily lost. Researchers have finally found a way to counteract this by developing quantum circuitry that self-checks for errors and suppresses them, preserving the state of the information and imbuing the system with the highly sought-after reliability that will prove foundational for the building of large-scale superconducting quantum computers.
First-ever quantum device that detects and corrects its own errors
March 4, 2015