You might have been privy to the quantumcomputing hype. If you haven’t, here’s how it goes: if they deliver on their potential, quantum computers will be able to tackle problems that would require hundreds if not thousands of years for a classical computer to solve. And now, in a big step for quantum computing, we have the first functioning quantum phase battery. Quantum versus classical batteries Batteries are ubiquitous in our everyday lives, with lithium-ion batteries being the most commonly used type — though interesting alternatives are, in fact, in development. The quantum phase battery is a different […]