Monthly Archives: May 2010

Quantum teleportation achieved over 16 km

http://www.physorg.com/news193551675.html

Quoting the original text:

"(PhysOrg.com) — Scientists in China have succeeded in teleporting information between photons further than ever before. They transported quantum information over a free space distance of 16 km (10 miles), much further than the few hundred meters previously achieved, which brings us closer to transmitting information over long distances without the need for a traditional signal."

"The distance of 16 km is greater than the effective aerosphere thickness of 5-10 km, so the group’s success could pave the way for experiments between a ground station and a satellite, or two ground stations with a satellite acting as a relay. This means quantum communication applications could be possible on a global scale in the near future."

‘Artificial life’ breakthrough announced by scientists

Are you playing god?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10132762.stm

Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first living cell to be controlled entirely by synthetic DNA.

The researchers constructed a bacterium’s "genetic software" and transplanted it into a host cell.

The resulting microbe then looked and behaved like the species "dictated" by the synthetic DNA.