20 July 2017
A new Chinese experiment showed in early July that quantum teleportation works between the ground and space. The experiment was performed using the Chinese quantum research satellite QUESS-Micius launched in 2016. It worked at a distance of 1,400 kilometers, many times as far as the previous teleportation record. A quantum physicist says the experiment is “profound” in that it could help lead to supersecure, superfast quantum internet. No people or things were teleported, only properties of photons – or particles of light – using a physics theory called quantum mechanics. The experiment was a proof of concept.
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