The US Battle For Quantum Supremacy Over China Gathers Pace With Verizon’s historic QKD Test In Washington D.C.

Angelena Iglesia

Of all the announcements Verizon will make in 2020, the completion of a simple video trial between three offices in Washington D.C. might turn out to be the one people remember.

Completed in June but only made public last week, Verizon engineers streamed video from the company’s 5G Lab to screens at two offices two miles distant. It sounds mundane because the remarkable part of this demo was completely invisible – the background use of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) to secure the communication.

QKD, or course, is a hugely demanding technology that’s spent the last 30 years being honed in physics labs around the world with the occasional proof-of-concept demo to record milestones such as new distance records and advancing bit rates.

Progress has inched forward, almost a matter of waiting for the telecom, fiber optic, and microprocessor technologies it

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Trinity (nuclear test) – Wikipedia

Angelena Iglesia

United States historic event

United States historic place

Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear device. It was conducted by the United States Army at 5:29 a.m. on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. The test was conducted in the Jornada del Muerto desert about 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Socorro, New Mexico, on what was then the USAAF Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range, now part of White Sands Missile Range. The only structures originally in the vicinity were the McDonald Ranch House and its ancillary buildings, which scientists used as a laboratory for testing bomb components. A base camp was constructed, and there were 425 people present on the weekend of the test.

The code name “Trinity” was assigned by J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, inspired by the poetry of John Donne. The test was

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