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Quantum Computing Nears a Quantum Leap

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Iconic physics graphic withe three ovals and dots sits atop a computer.

It's still very early days for quantum, but as both the hardware and software advance, the results could be extraordinary.

Credit: Ada Amer/Axios

Improvement in computing power is what drives growth in the modern, digital economy, and a new class of powerful computers is on the brink of doing something important: actual useful work.

Quantum computers have the potential to solve unsolvable problems and break unbreakable encryption, but getting them to the point of reliability remains an enormous engineering challenge. However, quantum computers have experienced a number of notable improvements in recent weeks.

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