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It is a long way from Star Trek, but teleportation - the disembodiment of an object in one location and its reconstruction in another - has been successfully carried out in a physics lab in Australia. Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) made a beam of light disappear in one place and reappear in another a short distance away. The achievement confirms that in theory teleportation is possible, at least for sub-atomic particles; whether it can be done for larger systems, such as atoms, remains to be seen. The more likely applications will come in telecommunications, enabling much faster transfer of data and the use of encryption that can never be broken. Will we ever be able to teleport humans? Teleportation has been one of the hottest topics among physicists working in quantum mechanics - the study of the fundamental structure of matter. Some 40 labs around the world are currently trying to teleport a laser beam after pioneering work in 1998 at the California Institute of Technology showed it should be possible
Don't know if this one ever made it to the board
Originally posted by spikey
reply to post by tspark
Thought i read about this a long while back?
Wasn't this on here about a year ago, or is this another breakthrough?
I'll have a search.
Originally posted by snowen20
reply to post by Human_Alien
Well where all this technology is concerned my only question is what purpose does it serve to suppress, I mean to what end?
I know it is off topic of the thread, Just curious that's all.