Recent tests show that quantum computers made by D-Wave systems should solve some problems faster than ordinary computers. Researchers have begun to map out exactly which queries might benefit from these quantum machines.
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Stephen Ornes is a science writer in Nashville, Tennessee. His book Math Art: Truth, Beauty, and Equations features the work of 19 artists who found inspiration in the heady ideas of math. He's also the host and creator of Calculated, a podcast collection of stories at the intersection of math and culture. Visit him online at stephenornes.com.