Purdue Researchers Inch One Step Closer To Quantum Computing

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whitneymr

As an Indiana Univeristy grad I'm having to bite my tongue to not make an "Undo Pervisity"  joke. But I've got to give them their due, this is going to be major down the road.

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TechNinja49

You're looking at part of the new chip in the iPad 53!

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nsvander

You mean near absolute zero right, because absolute zero is unobtainable, because no matter how hard to try, heat will always leach in.

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Vernak

Only a Sith deals in absolutes.

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TerribleToaster

You are right that absolute zero is a limit (and thus can only be approached, but never reached). but for convential purposes you can say cooled to absolute zero when you are cooling to temps like 0.1K to get the effects of being near absolute zero.

On a slightly related note, you can have negative temperatures in kelvin (or temperatures below absolute zero), they just won't be cold, but instead, very very hot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_temperature).

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Neufeldt2002

That's just cool.

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TerribleToaster

I don't know, I feel it's an absolute zero.

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