Beam Me Up Scotty: Is teleportation really possible ?

Physics students have determined what Captain Kirk.

Four University of Leicester physics students published a paper in the School’s Journal of Physics Special Topics explaining that the human cell was calculated as about 10 billion bits and one cell contains enough information to replicate any other type of cell in the body. To rebuild a person, one must know the full information of the traveler’s brain as well, which brings the number of total information content to about 2 followed by 42 zeroes.

The students were able to calculate both the time and power required to teleport a human from Earth to the chosen point in human teleportation from Earth to human genetic code and neural information, and the signal to noise ratio of typical signaling equipment,” said David Starkey, one of the students involved. “We also assumed that the maximum data sampling rate, the Dr Mervyn Roy, a lecturer at the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. “But, to be a research physicist – in industry or academia – you need to show some imagination, to think outside the box, and this is certainly something that the module allows our students to practice.”

In June, Niels Bohr Institute wrote in the journal Nature Physics that they were able to teleport information between two clouds of gas atoms at a range of less than 1.6 feet. These results were another step towards the commercial use of a quantum communication network.

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online