Ancient Namibian stone holds key to future quantum computers. Scientists used a naturally mined cuprous oxide (Cu2O) gemstone from Namibia to produce Rydberg polaritons that switch continually from light to matter and back again.

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The really poor description of quantum computing made it clear that the rest is likely nonsense.


interesting news article, but not a peer reviewed paper


This… Sounds like a lot of nonsense. It reads like someone trying to make a sciency sounding explanation of Vibranium


My take: “I as a reporter talked with some scientists and they did something with some Namibia stone, so I blurted this crap because deadlines”


Aren’t all stones ancient?