15 May '12, 12pm

Beam me up, Scotty: Scientists successfully teleport photons nearly 100 kilometers /via @MotherNatureNet @cubfancurt

Beam me up, Scotty: Scientists successfully teleport photons nearly 100 kilometers /via @MotherNatureNet @cubfancurt

Think teleportation is a fictional concept reserved for plot twists in sci-fi novels or philosophical thought experiments? Think again. Not only is teleportation possible, but scientists in China have recently teleported a photon a record-setting distance of 97 kilometers, according to MIT's Technology Review . Since the previous distance record for teleportation was just 16 kilometers, this new record is an impressive feat-- and it might soon pave the way for the technology to become viable. Before you get too excited, though, understand: This doesn't mean that scientists are close to realizing the technology from "Star Trek," or "The Fly." (Thank goodness, in the case of the latter.) Rather, the kind of teleportation performed in this experiment is quantum teleportation. So Scotty won't be beaming anybody up anytime soon, but since information can be encoded on the quant...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/storie...

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