It was in the news in 2000, but the whole field of quantum computing is constantly being advanced. I just read an article in New Scientist talking about a new way to make quantum computers. Check out an article on it at http://www.sciencenews.org/20030222/bob11.asp
. The processing power of a quantum computer is amazing. Think of a quantum computer to a supercomputer of today as how we would look at a supercomputer to an abacus, but even more powerful.
And supposedly quantum cryptography would be uncrackable, NTD; it's not just that we don't have the technology today. In order to to crack the code (or even just view it) you would have to observe the photons that are being sent. A cryptanalyst would not know the correct orientations at which to observe the photons so would not be able to crack it. There's more to it then that, and I don't profess to understand all of it myself, but theoretically quantum cryptography is entirely uncrackable.