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7 'firsts' in China's sci-tech achievements in 2012-17 | Updated: 2017-06-15 08:42

7 'firsts' in China's sci-tech achievements in 2012-17

The prototype quantum computer.[Photo from Sina Weibo]

5. World's first photon quantum computer

Chinese scientists unveiled the world's first photon quantum computer in early May 2017. The prototype quantum computer is the first quantum computing machine based on single photons.

Scientists say it will analyze and simulate weather forecasts, medicine, commerce and other data intensive fields at an unprecedented speed and scale.

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