Chinese researchers demonstrated quantum entanglement at a record distance, between a satellite and ground stations 1,200 kilometers apart. When objects are quantum entangled, they share their quantum states and manipulating one affects the other. It’s weird shit. So weird that Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance.” Scientists still don’t understand how it’s possible.
The experiment by physicists at Shanghai’s University of Science and Technology of China could eventually lead to highly-secure communications technologies in space and back on Earth.
“I’m personally convinced that the internet of the future will be based on these quantum principles,” says Anton Zeilinger, a physicist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna who was not involved in the experiment.
“China’s quantum satellite achieves ‘spooky action’ at record distance” (Science)
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