DARPA, the U.S. defence-related R&D agency, is on everyone’s lips as a Canadian version of the agency became a promise in more than one party platform. Quantum Valley Ideas Lab, an independent research institute in Waterloo, Ont., is participating in new DARPA programs to move quantum technologies out of the laboratory and into the real world.
Topic: quantum technology
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