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"Beam me up" is one of the most famous catchphrases from the Star Trek series. It is the command issued when a character wishes to teleport from a remote location back to the Starship Enterprise.

While human teleportation exists only in , teleportation is possible in the subatomic world of quantum mechanics—albeit not in the way typically depicted on TV. In the , teleportation involves the transportation of information, rather than the transportation of matter.

 

Last year scientists confirmed that information could be passed between photons on even when the photons were not physically linked.

 

Now, according to new research from the University of Rochester and Purdue University, teleportation may also be possible between electrons.

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Category: Science