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Instant communication is coming!

(POPSCI) In this experiment, researchers in Australia and Japan were able to transfer quantum information from one place to another without having to physically move it. It was destroyed in one place and instantly resurrected in another, "alive" again and unchanged. This is a major advance, as previous teleportation experiments were either very slow or caused some information to be lost.

The team employed a mind-boggling set of quantum manipulation techniques to achieve this, including squeezing, photon subtraction, entanglement and homodyne detection. The photo above depicts their device, nicknamed the Teleporter, in the lab of Akira Furusawa at the University of Tokyo.

However, I would just as soon be beamed up, please, as there appears to still be no intelligent life on the right.

An Economist And A Geek

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We are getting closer to creating the Cylons.

Robots for everyone! Oh, Hat Tip: PSoTD It's the last link.

Update: The GirlFriend™ just watched the video and commented a person could ride it.

Arthur C. Clarke: 1917 - 2008

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March 19 (Bloomberg) -- Arthur C. Clarke, the U.K. science- fiction writer and futurist visionary best known for the novel adapted for the film ``2001: A Space Odyssey,'' has died. He was 90.

Clarke died in his adopted home country of Sri Lanka early today from respiratory complications, according to a statement from his office there. He had suffered from post-polio syndrome for the last two decades of his life and was confined to a wheelchair. Clarke had lived in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, since 1956 and held citizenship there.

The Golden Age of Science Fiction is coming to an end.

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