Monday, September 23, 2019
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

China has 'teleported' a photon in to orbit


Posted on Wednesday, 12 July, 2017 | Comment icon 30 comments

The beginnings of the quantum age. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 ESO/M. Kornmesser
In a world-first, China has succeeded in using quantum entanglement to send data to a satellite.
Working out of a base station in Tibet more than 4,500 meters above sea level, the team achieved the feat thanks to Micius - a tiny quantum-enabled satellite that was launched in to orbit last year.

The key to the project is a concept known as quantum entanglement, which involves pairs of entangled particles, each inextricably linked to the other even when they are apart.

This phenomenon, which Einstein referred to as "spooky action at a distance", means that changing the properties of one particle will result in a corresponding change in the other, even when the two entangled particles are located a large distance from one another.

Scientists had previously demonstrated the potential to 'teleport' data between two entangled particles in a laboratory, but now, the team in China has managed to achieve the same thing over a distance of up to 1,400 miles by beaming one half of an entangled pair up to the orbiting satellite.

Their success marks the first step towards the creation of an encrypted quantum network - a completely uncrackable form of communication.

One day, methods like these could even lead to the creation of a super-secure quantum Internet.

Source: smh.com.au | Comments (30)

Tags: China, Teleportation

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #21 Posted by brizink on 15 July, 2017, 5:30
So it needs a workaround. Think "quantum budging". Shot in the dark
Comment icon #22 Posted by Emma_Acid on 15 July, 2017, 8:27
I don't know what this means??   Reading when I'm supposed to be working
Comment icon #23 Posted by brizink on 15 July, 2017, 16:11
Budging would be something like using entangled particles to react to circumstance along spacetime without damaging the entanglement, but still be able to detect the change in the point b particle, this allowing the flow of data but without killing your medium per bit of data. It's just a theory, but then again so is gravity. Can be done. Magnetics has shown promise in a similar concept. Entanglement could be far more efficient. 
Comment icon #24 Posted by kartikg on 15 July, 2017, 16:29
Actually a few years ago an experiment was able to convert light into some particles  . 
Comment icon #25 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 15 July, 2017, 17:41
I didn't say that photons aren't particles. I said that photons can't be used to make solid object, so if you could teleport photons it wouldn't help you to teleport a solid object.
Comment icon #26 Posted by taniwha on 15 July, 2017, 23:29
https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-achieved-direct-counterfactual-quantum-communication-for-the-first-time Thoughts anyone?
Comment icon #27 Posted by Calibeliever on 17 July, 2017, 13:24
Fascinating. Phys.org has a good piece on it too.
Comment icon #28 Posted by kartikg on 18 July, 2017, 11:24
IIRC the experiment created particles from photon basically matter from light. 
Comment icon #29 Posted by kartikg on 18 July, 2017, 11:28
the link to the experiment  https://m.phys.org/news/2014-05-scientists-year-quest.html
Comment icon #30 Posted by Mr Supertypo on 18 July, 2017, 13:30
Thats truly amazing light into matter....holodeck . I know its not what the article states but one can dream right?  About quantum communication i see plenty of applications. Very nice indeed.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Revisited: the man who 'shot two Bigfoots'
9-23-2019
A reality TV Bigfoot hunter made headlines a few years back after claiming to have killed two of the creatures.
Mystery surrounds orange wristband deaths
9-22-2019
Authorities in Pittsburgh are investigating a series of incidents involving people wearing orange wristbands.
'Wearable chair' lets you sit down anywhere
9-22-2019
Known as LEX, this bizarre new wearable invention has been described as 'an extension of your body.'
Attenborough: 'of course Nessie is a hoax'
9-22-2019
The legendary naturalist recently made his feelings about the famous monster very clear in a handwritten note.
Stories & Experiences
Oddest thing I've ever seen
9-19-2019 | Kentucky
 
The blanket tugger
9-19-2019 | QLD
 
Unknown flash
9-19-2019 | GA
 
An encounter in the woods
9-17-2019 | McGuire A.F.B., NJ
 
Orb of light woke me up
9-17-2019 | Virginia
 
A poltergeist eye witness
9-1-2019 | Iran, Kermanshah
 
A visit from beyond
8-20-2019 | Australia
 
A strange voice
8-5-2019 | St. Catharines Ontario.
 
House vibrates
7-20-2019 | Northern part of lower Michigan
 
Sudden writing on hand
7-20-2019 | England
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot
Posted 8-8-2019 | 5 comments
The late Carl Sagan delivers this moving monologue about our place in the universe.
 
How do you move a 13-ton Sphinx ?
Posted 7-3-2019 | 2 comments
A look at how the Sphinx of Ramses II was moved at Philadelphia's Penn Museum.
 
'Deleting' disease using CRISPR
Posted 6-15-2019 | 5 comments
A look at science's goal of eliminating genetic diseases using gene-editing techniques.
 
What happens when lava meets ice ?
Posted 5-18-2019 | 2 comments
This intriguing experiment reveals just what happens when you pour lava on to ice.
 
7 ghost stories from the Queen Mary
Posted 5-10-2019 | 2 comments
A look at some creepy tales of ghosts and hauntings from the retired ocean liner.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2019
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ