Information can successfully be transmitted through noisy channels using quantum mechanics, according to new research from The University of Queensland and Griffith University.

We all know it's impossible to take a picture through thick smoke or fog—physicists would say, 'it's impossible to send information through a completely noisy ."

But UQ physicist Dr. Jacqui Romero from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) said that you can get your picture if you use , using a principle called 'superposition of order."

"This is another example of quantum physics assisting classical communication," Dr. Romero said.

"Classically, no information can be transmitted through a single completely noisy channel, let alone two completely noisy channels.

"But with quantum mechanics, adding a second channel actually provides a way to successfully get the information through.

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