Rumors hint that Google has accomplished quantum supremacy

Reports suggest a quantum computer has surpassed standard computers on a specific type of calculation

dilution refrigerator used to cool quantum processors

Google may have created the first quantum computer that can perform a calculation impossible on classical computers. A dilution refrigerator (shown) is used to cool quantum processors.

Erik Lucero/Google

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