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A Bit of Progress: Diamonds Shatter Quantum Information Storage Record

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Diamond and qubits

Physicists have figured out a way to encode quantum information onto a single carbon atom in a synthetic diamond for more than one second.

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The quantum world and the everyday world of human experience are supposed to be two different realms. Quantum effects, as demonstrated in the lab, are usually confined to the tiniest scales.

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