August 20, 2012
A 128-qubit D-Wave One quantum computer has solved the puzzle of how certain proteins fold, Nature News Blog reports.
The latest finding from a Harvard’s Alan Aspuru-Guzik and his colleagues shows that the D-Wave one could predict the lowest-energy configurations of a folded protein.
The model consisted of mathematical representations of amino acids in a lattice, connected by different interaction strengths. The D-wave computer… read more