Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Teleportation and quantum entanglement

Posted on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 | Comment icon 41 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

Image credit: Paramount Pictures

Scientists are taking gradual steps towards the concept of teleportation via quantum entanglement.

For years science fiction has put forward the concept of teleporters capable of instantly transporting objects and people from one place to another, but how plausible is such a technology in real life ? Could we one day have Star Trek style teleporters ?

""Quantum entanglement" may sound like an awful sci-fi romance flick, but it's actually a phenomenon that physicists say may someday lead to the ability to teleport an object all the way across the galaxy instantly."

  View: Full article |  Source: NPR

  Discuss: View comments (41)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #32 Posted by sepulchrave on 9 August, 2010, 7:13
StarLord, Harte is still (basically) correct. What your link is referring to is using the entanglement to ensure a secure communication channel. Harte was pointing out that you can't use entanglement to send a message to someone else. Your article points out that you can use entangled particles to send a message in a classical manner. In other words: entangled particles do "communicate" with each other - the phase evolution of each component is linked. However we are not able to measure the individual state of each component (without breaking the entanglement), and therefore we c... [More]
Comment icon #33 Posted by Power Lust on 9 August, 2010, 13:30
It is you are teleporting one atoms state to another. Speed for example, atomic spin and the atoms position.
Comment icon #34 Posted by Power Lust on 9 August, 2010, 13:33
In quantum cryptogoly you can tell if the encrption key has been read if the wavefunction has been collapsed. That is a way to send a signal. Someone at position A decides if he will read it or not and someone at position B finds out if its been read. Further more 1000 keys could be used to form a 1000 digit bit which is enought combinations to use as a message.
Comment icon #35 Posted by StarLord on 9 August, 2010, 18:04
And if you set up that "1,000 digit bit" to resemble binary code, could you not use it to send words like we see here, each different digital bit representing a different letter?
Comment icon #36 Posted by sepulchrave on 10 August, 2010, 3:08
No, because the person at B does not know what the original state of the "1000 digit bit" was. Unless he knows the specific state, his measurement will be at least partly randomized and it is unlikely he will recover the full message. If the person at B does know the original state, then there is no point in sending the message.
Comment icon #37 Posted by StarLord on 10 August, 2010, 17:24
How about the state of being either off, not sending or on, sending / ready to send on agreed upon space ? In other words, an agreed upon state -interval- that can be identified as "on" and another state that can be identified as "off", once the agreed upon state occurs, would not sending that 1000 digit bit then make sense?
Comment icon #38 Posted by Brakzar Break on 10 August, 2010, 20:19
Greed in that manner.
Comment icon #39 Posted by Resonance on 11 August, 2010, 0:26
Comment icon #40 Posted by Resonance on 11 August, 2010, 0:28
Again, for those of you who haven't researched the topic.... Harte is 100% correct. Yet, are you saying that an 'electron' isn't information, Harte?
Comment icon #41 Posted by sepulchrave on 11 August, 2010, 5:23
Yes. You can send information that way. That is classical information, the same kind we use right now in phone lines, fiber optics, even smoke signals. I doubt Harte is saying that an electron isn't information. He is probably saying an electron isn't quantum information.

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

  On the forums
Students report seeing 'alien' in Argentina
Three witnesses claimed to have encountered the entity around one week ago in the city of Santa Cruz.
Kids in China climb 2,500ft cliff to school
A school in southwest China is so inaccessible that pupils have to scale a huge cliff just to get there.
Should robots be taught how to feel pain ?
Researchers from Germany are building an artificial nervous system that will enable robots to feel pain.
Russian family dines with a 7ft brown bear
The Panteleenkos adopted their bear Stepan when he was just a cub and now they do everything together.
Other news in this category
Should robots be taught how to feel pain ?
Posted 5-30-2016 | 7 comments
Researchers from Germany are building an artificial nervous system that will enable robots to feel pain....
Government study finds cellphone-cancer link
Posted 5-27-2016 | 62 comments
The findings suggest that exposure to cellphone radiation may cause brain and heart cancers in rats....
New optical clock is most accurate ever built
Posted 5-26-2016 | 11 comments
Scientists have come up with a clock so accurate that it could even redefine the length of a second....
Hypersonic rocket could revolutionize travel
Posted 5-21-2016 | 7 comments
US and Australian military scientists are working together on an ambitious high-speed aircraft concept....
Is Everest really Earth's tallest mountain ?
Posted 5-18-2016 | 9 comments
According to scientists, Chimborazo in Ecuador is actually quite a bit taller than Mount Everest....
Man filmed struggling against 109mph winds
Posted 5-18-2016 | 8 comments
A new viral video shows a worker at Mount Washington Observatory being blown around by an extreme gale....
Human head transplant still moving forward
Posted 5-14-2016 | 23 comments
The controversial surgical procedure is set to take place at a facility in China as early as next year....
'Cyborg artist' is able to feel earthquakes
Posted 5-13-2016 | 10 comments
Moon Ribas can feel every earthquake on the planet through a special seismic sensor implanted in her arm....
Tiny robot can go on missions inside the body
Posted 5-13-2016 | 6 comments
Scientists have come up with a tiny robot that could revolutionize treatment of the digestive system....
Real-life Mount Doom could soon erupt again
Posted 5-12-2016 | 7 comments
The iconic volcano used in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy has had its eruption alert elevated....
HyperLoop One carries out public track run
Posted 5-12-2016 | 7 comments
The prototype high-speed transport system has propelled a sled up to 116mph along a test track in Nevada....

 View: More news in this category
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ