Quantum stimulus: Congress sends computing proposal to Trump

A proposal to pump more than $1B into helping the US tech industry develop powerful 'quantum computers' is now on the desk of President Trump

Congress sent the bill to the White House this week after it passed easily in both chambers.

The National Quantum Initiative Act would create a 10-year federal program to accelerate research and development of the esoteric technology. Scientists hope government backing will attract more people to their field.