And for the non-scientists among us, here's a little introduction to the topic:
"Because qubits can represent 0 and 1 simultaneously, they can encode a wealth of information. In computation, both possibilities – 0 and 1 – are operated on at the same time, allowing for a sort of paralleled computation that speeds up solutions.
Another qubit quirk: their properties can be intertwined through the quantum phenomenon of entanglement . . . . A measurement of one qubit in an entangled pair instantly reveals the value of its partner, even if they are far apart – what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.”