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Originally posted by CHA0S
Excellent. Now they need to make CPU's which can process information in "no time".
Great find BTW, I love news like this, S&F.
They actually call it "quantum teleportation" because it utilizes the laws of quantum mechanics, more precisely, because of quantum entanglement. And as we discovered the other day the rules of quantum mechanics can apply to macroscopic objects.
They call it "quantum teleportation" because of the tiny scale of the experiment, and because the information transmission occurs so quickly.
edit on 10/9/10 by CHA0S because: (no reason given)
quantum teleportation theory to be tested on space station
A theory—SuperDense quantum teleportation—posed by Hampshire College physics professor Herbert Bernstein will be tested on the International Space Station.
…Bernstein said that quantum information technology will likely be used by NASA in the future for things such as securely sending information back from deep space. It can also be applied to secure communications and in computing problems that can't be tackled effectively by ordinary computers. It is already in use for encoding some bank transactions in Europe.
Furusawa group at the University of Tokyo has succeeded in demonstrating complete quantum teleportation of photonic quantum bits by a hybrid technique for the first time worldwide.
In 1997, quantum teleportation of photonic quantum bits was achieved by a research team at Innsbruck University in Austria.
…"In 2005, a group of universities and defense corporations under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grant …succeeded in transferring cryptographic keys over a free-space link of 23 km in Cambridge, Massachusetts,"…
the difference between the Chinese experiment and DARPA's lies mainly in the transmission mechanism: The new researchers opted for blue lasers, rather than infrared ones. But both groups are racing to perfect the technology, which Luce says could transform future warfare.
"It could revolutionize secure communications for military and intelligence organizations -- and may become the watershed of a research race in communication and information technology," Luce wrote.
Thanks for the articles, I remember when this was going around the news sites the first time.
I really liked the Time article, though. Puts an interesting spin on the whole deal.
All this talk of quantum communication reminds me of AstroEngineer, who was banished from ATS quite ruthlessly.
His blog is here:
He basically said that he and another guy working for the gov't stumbled upon evidence that Spirit had experimental quantum communication technology on board from JPL.