Qubits can be stored in physical systems just as bits can be stored in transistors, but you can think of them more abstractly, as information itself. Support science journalism. If electrons actually spun fast enough to account for all of the spinlike behavior they display, their surfaces would be moving much faster than the speed of light if they even have surfaces at all. Sign Up. Online copy Liboff, Richard L. He was trying to solve a problem with our understanding of hot objects like the sun. The collapse stops, and a new Earth-sized object called a white dwarf forms. Article Talk.