A group of scientists from Fermilab, AT&T, Harvard University, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the University of Calgary have achieved long-distance quatum teleportation. This is the first recorded event of this in history. They team teleported a Quibit, which is essentially tiny units of quantum information, over 27 miles, and at a rate that was faster than the speed of light.

The team made a statement after their success saying “We are very excited that we can move to the next phase, utilising the know-how and the technologies from this work towards the deployment of quantum networks.”

Maria Spiropulu, Shang-Yi Ch’en professor of physics at Caltech, said: “We are very proud to have achieved this milestone on sustainable, high-performing and scalable quantum teleportation systems.

[Via: Futurism]