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Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

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Star Trek transporter

Star Trek's Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk never even lose pocket change when they use a transporter to get from TV's Starship Enterprise to distant worlds. What gives?

Credit: Paramount Television/The Kobal Collection

"I have a hard time saying this with a straight face, but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another," says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at the University of Maryland.

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