Jul 15, 2017

Scientists ‘Teleport’ a Particle Hundreds of Miles—But What Does That Mean?

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

Humanity is advancing rapidly towards a place where the news sounds an awful lot like science fiction. In fact, yesterday, Chinese scientists reported that they “teleported” a photon over hundreds of miles using a “quantum satellite.” But this isn’t Star Trek. It’s the real world.

Which happens to mean it’s a lot less exciting than Star Trek-style teleportation, unfortunately. But it’s still really cool, I promise!

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