Monday, May 21, 2012

#QUANTUM: "18 Year Old Claims Teleportation 1st"

Intel claims that an 18-year-old student may have discovered the key to quantum teleportation--the ability of information to jump over space and time to appear at a different location. Normal communications must travel at the speed-of-light or less to arrive at their destination, but Ari Dyckovsky claims that information will appear on and entangled atom in different location once its counterpart is destroyed, appearing to jump to the end point without passing through the intervening space and without the passage of time: R. Colin Johnson

Here is what Intel says about the 18 year old discovery of quantum teleportation: Quantum teleportation--fact or fiction? Thanks to one young scientist, quantum teleportation may soon become a reality. At Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair, young innovators from around the world presented their groundbreaking research.

Ari Dyckovsky, 18, of Leesburg, Vir. won $50,000 for his project to realize quantum teleportation. Working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD, Dyckovsky claims to have found that once atoms are linked through a process called “entanglement,” information from one atom will just appear in another atom when the quantum state of the first atom is destroyed. It is a literal quantum leap: the information doesn’t travel to the second atom – it would just be there. Using this method, the National Security Agency, or other organizations requiring high levels of data security, could send an encrypted message without running the risk of interception; a message would simply appear in another location.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is the world’s largest high school science competition and a program of the Society for Science & the Public. The competition brought more than 1,500 young scientists from more than 70 countries, territories and regions to Pittsburgh last week to compete for more than $3 million in awards.
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