Scientists teleport atomic particles and push quantum computing closer to reality.
By Joshua Tompkins
Posted 10.27.2004 at 5:30 pm 0 Comments
The Vulcan ears of Star Trek fans perked up this summer when two research teams announced that they had successfully performed teleportation. But the scientists hadn’t beamed William Shatner to Pluto (alas); their feat was solid-particle quantum teleportation, which doesn’t transport matter itself but instead transmits the quantum state of a single atom to another atom without a direct link between the two.
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