Friday, August 4, 2017

Dave Mosher — China has pulled off a 'profound' feat of teleportation

Interesting short read for the weekend.
In early July, scientists in China revealed they had used a "spooky" property of the universe to pull off teleportation between the ground and space for the first time.

No people or things were teleported, only properties of photons — or particles of light — using a physics theory called quantum mechanics. The experiment was a proof of concept.

But that should not undercut the feat's importance: This quantum-teleportation experiment worked at distances of up to 870 miles (1,400 kilometers), about eight times as far the previous record. What's more, according to at least one researcher, the ability to teleport to satellites represents a huge leap toward developing technologies that could reshape the modern world.
World Economic Forum
China has pulled off a 'profound' feat of teleportation
Dave Mosher | Science and Technology Correspondent, Business Insider

1 comment:

Kaivey said...

I just hope we don't blow ourselves and the planet up because it looks like what we could do in the future is going to be nothing short of amazing.