'Beam me up, data' - Ronald Hanson and his team succesfully teleported information from one quantum bit in the other


(source: Hanson lab website)
Teleporting people through space, as is done in Star Trek, is impossible by the laws of physics. Teleporting information is another matter, however, thanks to the extraordinary world of quantum mechanics. Researchers at TU Delft’s Kavli Institute of Nanoscience have succeeded in deterministically transferring the information contained in a quantum bit – the quantum analogue of a classical bit – to a different quantum bit 3 meters away, without the information having traveled through the intervening space: teleportation. The results are published online in Science, on Thursday 29 May.

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(Unconditional quantum teleportation between distant solid-state qubits W. Pfaff, B. Hensen, H. Bernien, S. B. van Dam, M. S. Blok, T. H. Taminiau, M. J. Tiggelman, R. N., Schouten, M. Markham, D. J. Twitchen, R. Hanson, Science, published online May 29, 2014, DOI: 10.1126/science.1253512 / link to online article)