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First Teleportation Between Light and Matter

Posted by geeknews at 5:30 PM on October 4, 2006

At long last researchers have teleported the information stored in a beam of light into a cloud of atoms, which is about as close to getting beamed up by Scotty as we’re likely to come in the foreseeable future. More practically, the demonstration is key to eventually harnessing quantum effects for hyperpowerful computing or ultrasecure encryption systems. [Scientific American]

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