Um, First?

This press release is a horrible bastardization of this cool Science article describing the coherent controlled coupling of flux based superconducting qubits near their optimal bias points. Does everything interesting in quantum computing have to come along with an unreasonable press release? Dude, somebody needs to become the universal vetter for these damn things.
Geordie incites Scott‘s hypometer, but not nearly to the record setting levels of Orion times.

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1 Response to Um, First?

  1. “Does everything interesting in quantum computing have to come along with an unreasonable press release?”
    IMO, the press is wont to hype just about any advance in science way beyond proportion. Just look at any story about a significant development in cancer, diabetes, HIV or whatever research that the press spins into “ZOMG CURE NEXT WEEK, STAY TUNED!”
    Unfortunately one of the things scientists and other researchers have to deal with is a media that knows it can’t sell a story with a down to earth assessment of scientific progress, and thus shamelessly resorts to sensationalism.

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