Data teleportation may be the next step in computing, communications

Dutch scientists said they have reliably teleported information between two quantum bits separated by a distance of about 10 feet. This feat of teleportation involved transferring quantum information--or the spin state of an electron--from one place to another without moving the physical matter to which the information was attached, according to The New York Times, which referenced a paper published in the journal Science. The paper was submitted by physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology, who produced quantum bits (qubits) using electronics trapped within diamonds. They were then able to measure the qubits' spin, or value, and that measurement was teleported via a complicated process termed quantum entanglement. This advancement in teleportation holds promise for the creation of super-fast quantum computers as well as highly secure communications that are immune to surreptitious eavesdropping. The Dutch scientists intend to expand their quantum teleportation experiment to a distance of more than one kilometer. For more, see this New York Times article.