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Super computer

But there is an even more radical possibility. Computers today store information as bits that are made up of 0s and 1s. But 15 years ago scientists realised that there was a new way of storing information; a 'qubit'.

A qubit can be a 0 and 1 at the same time. Qubits would form the basis of a quantum computer.



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All computers work in binary bits - their programmes are stored in 1s and 0s.
All computers work in binary bits - their programmes are stored in 1s and 0s.
    Image: Veeco Instruments Inc.
 

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