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2/28/2012 05:30 AM EST
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selinz   2/28/2012 7:14:33 PM
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Q from the peanut gallery. Does having supercooled junctions everywhere limit it's use to laboratories?

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Dave.Dykstra   2/28/2012 4:15:40 PM
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This could really open up some possibilities. Hopefully, they'll be able to move the development to not require the use of super-cooled components as that makes it less useable commercially, but doesn't stop the progress. Of course, we have all heard the "un-crackable encryption codes" story line before - extremely difficult maybe, but un-crackabe is very doubtful. However, if it requires the use of a Quantum computer to crack, maybe it would keep the hackers out for some time anyway.

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