A quantum computer can process information in seconds, solve complicated problems which will take a human being years to sort out, perform multiple functions at the same time, operate in the most challenging environments, and protect data from the most skilful hackers. It’s like the computer version of Superman.

Physicists and researchers have been working for years to come up with a super efficient quantum computer. The goal is a bit nearer with the development of the most basic elements for storing information known as qubits, short for quantum bits. A milestone was achieved when scientists managed to get the qubits to communicate over a small distance. Yale University has also successfully used microwave photon to move data across two stationary quantum bits. These little steps in science are phenomenal for it makes the dream of building a quantum computer so much nearer to mankind.