- A team of researchers have just proven that teleportation actually exists.
- They were able to send an object from Earth into space through a process called quantum entanglement.
- At 300 miles, it is the longest distance that an object has been teleported using the process.
Some people believe that teleportation only exists in science fiction. However, a team of Chinese scientists have proven that it is possible to “beam up” to a new location. They have successfully teleported an object straight into outer space for the first time.
The researchers, who are based in China, sent a photon from Earth to a satellite orbiting 300 miles above the Gobi Desert. They used a process called quantum entanglement, which “occurs when two quantum objects, such as photons, form at the same instant and point in space and so share the same existence.”
The photon was fired from the ground up to a satellite aptly named after an ancient Chinese philosopher.
The photon was sent out to a satellite called Micius which is named after an ancient Chinese philosopher. Micius happens to be “a highly sensitive photon receiver” with the sole purpose of detecting the quantum states of single photons that are sent from the ground towards it.
Quantum entanglement isn’t a new thing but covering a great distance using the process certainly is. Entanglement can sometimes get lost when photons interact with matter in the atmosphere. Although the scientists had previously managed to achieve teleportation at a shorter distance, this is the first time that a photon has been sent 300 miles into space.
It’s an awesome breakthrough that the researchers are truly proud of.
“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,” the team said in a statement.
There is little doubt that the scientists plan to push things even further with their research. For now, sci-fi fans who have always believed in teleportation have something truly exciting to look forward to.
Scientists Use Stem Cells To Grow Full-Sized Beating Heart
This could save millions of lives!
- Researchers have found a way to grow a human heart from stem cells.
- Scientists suggest that skin cells can be harvested from a patient to create stem cells that could, in turn, help them grow a full-sized heart.
- The breakthrough is expected to help millions of patients in dire need of heart transplants around the world.
Cockroaches Are Starting to Become Immune to Insecticides
Imagine a future in which ALL cockroaches cannot be killed by insecticides.
- The cockroaches in the study developed resistance to the insecticide they were exposed to AND developed resistance to other insecticides.
- This resistance will make pest control almost impossible.
- Diversifying pest treatment methods is the solution.
Bladder Cancer Could Be “Killed” By the Common Cold, According to Study
This could result to a potential alternative to conventional treatments such as chemotherapy.
- The virus can "help revolutionise treatment" for cancer and lessen the chances of recurrence, according to University of Surrey researchers.
- It reproduced and infected the other cancer cells, but healthy cells remained intact.
- No side effects were observed among patients in the said study.