Scientists claim to have successfully teleported data


It ain't the Star Trek Transporter Room, but it's a start. John Markoff in the NYT:

"Scientists in the Netherlands have moved a step closer to overriding one of Albert Einstein’s most famous objections to the implications of quantum mechanics, which he described as 'spooky action at a distance.'"

"In a paper published on Thursday in the journal Science, physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology reported that they were able to reliably teleport information between two quantum bits separated by three meters, or about 10 feet."

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  1. Ansible when?

  2. Teleporting data. Wasn't that called "wifi"?

  3. I think the closest Star Trek analogy would probably be subspace communication.

  4. Verse says:

    Does this mean that
    a) They transmitted the Data faster than the speed of light
    b) That the data transmitted was not random
    I'm not a physicist but I understood that spooky action at a distance could not be used to transmit meaningful information, only random stuff.

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