The path to photon-based quantum computing has faced some significant challenges, but a novel technique for entwining the destiny of light fragments has solved them.

14 photons have been successfully entangled into a single particle by German researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics.

a state deemed ideal for qubits, more than double prior attempts and enhancing their effectiveness.

Researchers In Quantum Physics Break Their Own Record For Entangling Photons

If their collective spinning isn't unintentionally blown off course by the environment, algorithms based on the way groups of quantum coins fall can quickly solve some rather challenging mathematical problems.

In theory, anything from electrons to atoms to entire molecules can exist in a quantum superposition of states (or bigger).

More is always better. They must all spin simultaneously in superposition, and their fates must be shared. or, to use the word "entangled" from physics.

You can produce two photons with a shared past if you force an atom to release a wave of light and then split the wave using a particular screen.