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China’s top ten achievements made in the first half of 2017 (3)

(People's Daily Online)    16:57, June 30, 2017

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Mozi: ‘Entangled’ photons successfully beamed from space

In a “major technical accomplishment” on quantum communications, Chinese scientists on June 15 reported the successful transmission of “entangled" photon pairs from space to the Earth in efforts to prove that a physical phenomenon once described by Albert Einstein as “spooky” exists at long distances.

By sending entangled photons, or light particles, from a satellite 500 km above the Earth's surface, China once again demonstrated its leading position in the field of quantum research, which, though still in its infancy, is a competition hotspot for all major countries.

 


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