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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Quantum computing: US to axe work?

In Nature (3 June 2009 Nature459, 625 (2009) | doi:10.1038/459625a), we we learn from Sharon Weinberger about "Spooky research cuts: US intelligence agency axes funding for work on quantum computing":
Two leading researchers in quantum computing have had their funds cut off by a US intelligence-research agency in what seems to be an administrative technicality. The controversy has underscored some scientists' fears that the field in the United States is too dependent on the spy world for funding.
Hmmm. Not sure what to think. It'll be interesting to see how George W. Bush gets blamed for this one.

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