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Scientists Claim to Have Teleported Matter Information Over 10 Miles

Chinese scientists claim that they have teleported material over a distance of ten miles with 89% fidelity:

Teleportation over distances of a few hundred meters has previously only been accomplished with the photons traveling in fiber channels to help preserve their state. In this particular experiment, researchers maximally entangled two photons using both spatial and polarization modes and sent the one with higher energy through a ten-mile-long free space channel. They found that the distant photon was still able to respond to changes in state of the photon they held onto even at this unprecedented distance.

However, the long-distance teleportation of a photon is only a small step towards developing applications for the procedure. While photons are good at transmitting information, they are not as good as ions at allowing manipulation, an advancement we'd need for encryption. Researchers were also able to maintain the fidelity of the long-distance teleportation at 89 percent— decent enough for information, but still dangerous for the whole-body human teleportation that we're all looking forward to.

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I think it is more that they transferred information, rather than material. Nothing new was created at the far end, it is just that the photon there immediately reflected the state of the one at the close end.
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We should also consider that most chinese scientific breakthroughs are staged or at least very exagerated.

Most of their publications and papers on science are widely discredited by western universities and well known scientists.

Not saying this is the case, but proceed with caution.
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Golf clap.

I'll wait for someone from a Country that's not renown for lying, cheating, fudging, stealing pretty much all their so called "research", to verify it.
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As the first comment says, they are NOT claiming to have teleported matter (in a star trek sense). The research is in quantum teleporation of information, which is a documented and widely accepted phenomenon in quantum mechanics. What they did was demonstrate this at a greater distance than before; did are not reporting something fundamentally new or controversial This is something covered in college Physics classes, please get your facts straight before posting misleading information. The world already has PLENTY of bad science reporting.

Here are some better resources if you'd like to learn more:
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Juice is right. What the heck; did it not occur to anyone making this claim that photons have no mass?

"The common definition of matter is anything that has both mass and volume (occupies space)."

Photons have no mass, and have no volume (well, they have a 'region' dictated by uncertainty, but it couldn't displace water). Scientific claim fidelity: 0%.
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This post is based on a common misconception; that quantum teleportation is the same thing as Star Trek teleportation. Quantum teleportation is a transfer of information from one particle to another through quantum entanglement. This has nothing to do with sending matter from one place to another, and the Chinese scientists weren't claiming to have done that. They sent information 10 miles.
I love Neatorama, by the way, and I don't mean to be a troll!
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I would have paid the extra $5 to have someone sign for it at the other end.

If photons have no mass, then why do I see them in church all the time?
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To repeat Ted's astute question,
"If photons have no mass,
then why do I see them in (Catholic)church all the time?"

Is Michio Kaku a quack-kook?
I know that he's just trying market science to laypersons.

But, can anyone tell me why does he think quantum teleportation will lead to the teleportation of matter with mass?
He says that he thinks we'll be able to teleport viruses by the end of the century.
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Protons, neutrons and electrons definition
A definition of "matter" more fine-scale than the atoms and molecules definition is: matter is made up of what atoms and molecules are made of, meaning anything made of protons, neutrons, and electrons.[32] This definition goes beyond atoms and molecules, however, to include substances made from these building blocks that are not simply atoms or molecules, for example white dwarf matter — typically, carbon and oxygen nuclei in a sea of degenerate electrons. At a microscopic level, the constituent "particles" of matter such as protons, neutrons and electrons obey the laws of quantum mechanics and exhibit wave–particle duality. At an even deeper level, protons and neutrons are made up of quarks and the force fields (gluons) that bind them together (see Quarks and leptons definition below).
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