OK. So, there’s this quantum phenomenon called “entanglement” in which two particles can share the same space while simultaneously being very far apart – even light years. Changes to one particle immediately registers with the other – which is crazy – and is called teleportation.
So scientists at Tohoku University in Japan figured out a way to include energy with that teleportation. It involves “making a measurement on each one an entangled pair of particles,” a measurement which, when performed on the first particle, injects quantum energy into the system. Then, by performing that same measurement on the second particle, you can extract that original energy from the system.
Uh…so, now that we’ve proven we can teleport energy, can we get a flying car or something? Phasers? I’d settle for phasers.
Source: Technology Review