Modern encryption used to protect information is nearly impossible for regular computers to crack, but quantum computers are capable with their superior processing power. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Modern encryption used to protect information is nearly impossible for regular computers to crack, but quantum computers are capable with their superior processing power. Photo: Shutterstock Images

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Quantum technology: how it works, applications and why the US and China are racing to achieve supremacy

  • As the China-US tech war heats up, we break down some useful terms, such as qubits, superposition and entanglement
  • The advantages of taking the lead in a quantum race extend to defence, logistics, modelling and cybersecurity

Topic |   China science
Modern encryption used to protect information is nearly impossible for regular computers to crack, but quantum computers are capable with their superior processing power. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Modern encryption used to protect information is nearly impossible for regular computers to crack, but quantum computers are capable with their superior processing power. Photo: Shutterstock Images
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