First Object Teleported from Earth to Orbit — Quantum Entanglement

So not quite a Beam Me Up, Scotty! full-person transporter, but kind of like what the Illusive Man put on your ship to communicate in Mass Effect 2. BBC explains: “How it works it’s really communicating communication in a way that harnesses quantum mechanics.”

For more detail, MIT Technology Review:

“This is the first time that any object has been teleported from Earth to orbit, and it smashes the record for the longest distance for entanglement.
That’s impressive work that sets the stage for much more ambitious goals in the future. “This work establishes the first ground-to-satellite up-link for faithful and ultra-long-distance quantum teleportation, an essential step toward global-scale quantum internet,” says the team.
It also shows China’s obvious dominance and lead in a field that, until recently, was led by Europe and the U.S. — Micius would surely have been impressed. But an important question now is how the West will respond.”
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