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July 30, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:32pm

“BEAM ME UP SCOTTIE” – ABOUT TO BECOME A REALITY?

By CBR Staff Writer

Forget teleconferencing – the world of Star Trek’s Beam me up Scottie may be just round the corner after French scientists announced they on the verge of developing teleportation of matter. According to New Scientist magazine, researchers at the Ecole Normale Superleure are making use of the theory of ‘entangled particles’ of atoms developed by IBM in 1992 to send matter to a new location. We certainly hope to develop some form of teleportation soon, said physicist Michel Brune – in words that must terrify all those companies that have invested millions in the boring old technology of transmitting data.

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