Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Scientists Discover Time Teleportation...!

Fire up the Flux Capacitor and buckle up because physicists at the University of Queensland in Australia claim to have discovered Time Teleportation... Now before you get too excited and quit your job to plan on living with the dinosaurs, there is more to it than jumping into a time-machine: Just like quantum physics allows for teleportation in space, they say that the same is possible in time...
...imagine an experiment that Ralph and Olson describe in which a qubit is sent into the future. The idea is that a detector acts on a qubit and then generates a classical message describing how this particle can be detected. Then, at some point in the future, another detector at the same position in space, receives this message and carries out the required measurement, thereby reconstructing the qubit.
But there's a twist. Olson and Ralph show that the detection of the qubit in the future must be symmetric in time with its creation in the past. "If the past detector was active at a quarter to 12:00, then the future detector must wait to become active at precisely a quarter past 12:00 in order to achieve entanglement," they say. For that reason, they call this process "teleportation in time".
Still confused...? yeah me too....

via gizmodo

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