Saturday, February 16, 2008

Beam Me Up Scotty? Why teleportation is nothing like Trek

The sci-fi dream (or utter fantasy) of getting from one place to another instantaneously continued with the opening of Doug Liman's film Jumper. We asked quantum physicist H. Jeff Kimble of CalTech to explain how physicists understand quantum teleportation, which turns out to be relevant to computing than to commuting.

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