Volume 574 Issue 7779



News Features

News & Views

Quantum computing takes flight p.487

A programmable quantum computer has been reported to outperform the most powerful conventional computers in a specific task — a milestone in computing comparable in importance to the Wright brothers’ first flights.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-03173-4

A fresh mechanism for how buckyballs form in space p.490

The spectroscopic fingerprints of buckyballs have been observed in space, but questions remain about how these large molecules form. Laboratory experiments have revealed a possible mechanism.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-03139-6