Is quantum computing real?

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Researchers have been working on quantum systems for more than a decade, in the hopes of developing  super-tiny, super-powerful computers. And while there is still plenty of excitement surrounding quantum computing, significant roadblocks are causing some to question whether quantum computing will ever make it out of the lab.

Not sure what quantum computing is? Here are some slides that offer a brief explanation of quantum computing. Also, here are some images showing a quantum computer built by the Canadian company D-Wave Systems. ( Read the story version .)

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