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RoboRXN: Automating Chemical Synthesis

For most of us, chemistry is a distant childhood memory that takes us back to our school days where we got to experiment with chemical reactions. I mean who didn’t love the school science fair? It was the one occasion we were allowed to make a mess in the kitchen by mixing baking soda, vinegar, […]

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Crypto anchors and blockchain: a strong alliance against supply chain fraud

If you are a wine collector, chances are your vintage bottle doesn’t contain the rare, expensive wine it is supposed to. The same goes with consumers of extra virgin olive oil or expensive brands of whiskey. While counterfeits of luxury goods are a nuisance and can cause sizable economic loss, there are even worse sorts […]

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IBM Brings AI Retrosynthetic Analysis to the Cloud

IBM researchers are extending IBM RXN for Chemistry, a cloud-based app that takes the idea of relating organic chemistry to a language, by training the model to determine the chemicals needed to create a target molecule.

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Cracking the Molecular Code with the Right Type of Quantum Hardware

A new quantum computing approach using exchange-type two-qubit gates constitutes a very promising avenue to calculate molecular properties.

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World’s First Ultrafast All-Optical Room Temperature Transistor

Modern digital computers have changed our lives in a variety of ways, but the technology on which they are built has still some room for improvement. As computational workloads continue to grow due to massive amounts of data and techniques like artificial intelligence, more powerful computing technologies become of paramount importance. Two of the main […]

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Optomechanics with Gallium Phosphide for Quantum Transduction

Scientists at IBM Research-Zurich use gallium phosphide to create on-chip integrated devices using optomechanics for quantum transduction.

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Controlling Nuclear Noise in Semiconductor Qubits

Fluctuations of nuclear spins may limit the lifetime of spin qubits. A technique is developed that gets such fluctuations under control.

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Harnessing The Power of Quantum Computing To Speed Up The Study Of Magnetic Materials

Magnetic materials could be at the forefront of an upcoming revolution in electronics.

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Quantum Risk Analysis

Using quantum algorithms, we have developed a new approach to risk analysis, provideing a significant speed increase over established classical algorithms.

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The Fundamentals of Mass Transport in Biopatterning

The patterning of molecules is critical in applications including microarrays, tissue engineering, biosensors, biomaterials and fundamental cell studies.

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Privacy by Design for Financial Services Organizations in the GDPR Era

IBM Research understands data privacy for a modern business and has developed state-of-the-art solutions for protecting data in the GDPR era.

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The Pockels Effect on Silicon: A New Material for Ultra-Fast Data Transfer

As data grows, so does the energy consumption required to store and process it, which is why scientists around the world are turning to light (photonics) as a means of moving data. The Pockels effect, an important phenomenon in certain materials, allows changing the optical properties of the material through an electrical stimulus. The effect […]

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