Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Researchers Achieve Quantum Teleportation Over 10 Miles of Empty Space

Scientists in China have increased the distance of teleportation from hundreds of feet to 10 miles...! Although Quantum Teleportation isn't capable of carrying humans just yet, it will certainly help us send information great distances in a blink of an eye...
Although it's called teleportation, no matter is really moved. Rather, the quantum state of one object is transferred to another object.

It works by entangling two objects, like photons or ions. The first teleportation experiments involved beams of light. Once the objects are entangled, they're connected by an invisible wave, like a thread or umbilical cord. That means when something is done to one object, it immediately happens to the other object, too. Einstein called this "spooky action at a distance."

Until now, this has only been achieved with particles that are at most a couple hundred feet apart. And those distances have been accomplished with fiber channels, which help preserve the photons' state.'s an amazing time of technology we are living in right now watching the birth of incredible tech that future generations will see as trivial things.

via popsci

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