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(Phys Org2)   Researchers become entangled in math, emerge with teleportation breakthrough   (phys.org) divider line 18
    More: Cool, quantum teleportation, teleportation, applied mathematicses, quantum information, quantum particles, modern physics, qubits, action at a distance  
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2013-01-20 07:39:03 AM
Q.E.D
 
2013-01-20 08:40:25 AM
FTFA: Teleportation of information carried by single atoms is feasible with current technologies, but the teleportation of large objects - such as Captain Kirk - remains in the realm of science fiction.

I would like to note that   Captain Kirk has increased in mass significantly relative to time.

I am waiting on the algorithm that can extrapolate the slim Captain Kirk out of the teleportation of the fat Captain Kirk through the selective reduction
of very specific particle entanglements which will bring about instant weight loss clinics
 
2013-01-20 08:48:19 AM
Does this still require adherence to following the "speed of light" rule of the universe? Last time I muddled my way through one of these it was explained that while entanglement transmitted "instantly" you still needed a normal speed of light channel for some part of the process so you werent really violating that law.

One bonus to having 6+billion people on this planet is there's probably one 1 in 100 million people who can comprehend this crap so if we're ever going to get off this rock we're gonna need to breed enough Sheldon's to work it all out for the rest of us.
 
2013-01-20 09:05:51 AM

Fizpez: One bonus to having 6+billion people on this planet is there's probably one 1 in 100 million people who can comprehend this crap so if we're ever going to get off this rock we're gonna need to breed enough Sheldon's to work it all out for the rest of us.


Nah. You just need one dork to tip over a test tube onto a hot plate.
 
2013-01-20 09:11:38 AM
So how are we going to colonize the Galaxy? Privately 3D printed warp drive starships or just quantum teleport our way off this mud ball?
 
2013-01-20 09:13:30 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: So how are we going to colonize the Galaxy? Privately 3D printed warp drive starships or just quantum teleport our way off this mud ball?


Man, you got it all in 2 sentences! Efficient!
 
2013-01-20 09:32:55 AM
LDM90: I still need to know which it's going to be so I know what to wear.
 
2013-01-20 09:37:24 AM
I *really* wish the word "teleport" and it's variants could be banned from all pop-sci treatments of long-distance entanglement experiments. I don't "teleport" bits over CAT5 cable, these guys aren't teleporting anything in the popular sense of the word.

Nifty finding though.
 
2013-01-20 09:40:43 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: LDM90: I still need to know which it's going to be so I know what to wear.


Don't worry about it... it'll take decades before anything practical comes of it, and you'll be worm food by then.
 
2013-01-20 09:49:24 AM
maxheck: "I *really* wish the word "teleport" and it's variants could be banned"

I really wish you could quantum teleport that apostrophe out of that possessive pronoun. It's very simple: it's means it is.

maxheck: "Don't worry about it... it'll take decades before anything practical comes of it, and you'll be worm food by then."

Which is exactly why I don't understand why people get all excited over stuff they'll never get to see... Don't you want to live long enough to find out if we can use kerosene in a tube to colonize the universe?
But if you don't care about living long enough to see that (which is exactly how religion operates), then surely you'll give up all the modern advancements that let us all live longer and healthier lives than before?

Why were those advancements OK but trying to get more bad? If it's bad, isn't it also bad to want to spread the species all over the universe?
 
2013-01-20 09:57:56 AM
Call me when we've got an ancible.
 
2013-01-20 09:59:33 AM

doglover: Call me when we've got an ancible.


I'll call you right now to tell you it's spelled "ansible".
 
2013-01-20 10:21:29 AM

X-boxershorts: I would like to note that Captain Kirk has increased in mass significantly relative to time.


Funny, I'm working for William Shatner in a few hours. I'll let you know if he's still able to teleport.
 
2013-01-20 10:53:24 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: doglover: Call me when we've got an ancible.

I'll call you right now to tell you it's spelled "ansible".


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2013-01-20 11:06:35 AM
Maybe it's because I speak with a LISP, but every time I think about entanglement, I think about closures.

It really seems like the universe treats particles, not as things, but as functions which return the state of a particle. And some of these functions can be dependent upon the state of other functions- really, all you do when you entangle particles is curry a function.

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-01-20 11:22:02 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: So how are we going to colonize the Galaxy? Privately 3D printed warp drive starships or just quantum teleport our way off this mud ball?


Buy the FTL drive from the Outsiders. Before the Kzin.
 
2013-01-20 11:24:22 AM
Thank Dog, the economy's saved, raise the debt ceiling !
 
2013-01-20 11:25:45 AM

X-boxershorts: of very specific particle entanglements which will bring about instant weight loss clinics


penis enlargement. hair loss. president camacho.
 
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