Basically, researchers can use lab techniques to create a weird relationship between pairs of tiny particles. After that, the fate of one particle instantly affects the other; if one particle is made to take on a certain set of properties, the other immediately takes on identical or opposite properties, no matter how far away it is and without any apparent physical connection to the first particle.
AP: Information Teleported Between Atoms
(via Invisible College)
July 1, 2004 at 12:43 pm
There was a recent advance where scientists were able to entangle 5 particles. Apparently this is a requirement for quantum computing. Cool stuff…