A Quantum Leap (?)

ScienceDaily reports of a potential breakthrough on the creation of a so-called quantum computers. If this would be true, it would be a major step towards a practical quantum computer.

Because of the incredible speed of a quantum computer compared to classical computers, the potential impact on society of these new type of computers will be huge.

For instance a quantum computer could look through a DNA database within a few minutes, whereas this would currently take several weeks or months (depending on the number of stored profiles).