chrisd from the soon-your-pgp-key-will-be-useless dept.
phr1 writes "IBM has announced and Yahoo has noted that the first working implementation of Shor's
factoring algorithm. Using NMR techniques they built a seven-qubit
quantum computer and factored the number 15 into the factors 3 and 5.
This is by far the most complicated quantum computation ever done.
It's quite an amazing feat--many people thought quantum computing
was just a theoretical curiosity and Shor's algorithm could never
be implemented in practice."
You see but you do not observe.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes"