In Pictures: She's gonna blow! 10 Star Trek technologies that are almost here

Warp drives, teleporters, helpful holograms - the new frontier is a lot closer than you might think

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Star Trek tech No. 2: Transporters Having your atoms scrambled in one location and reassembled elsewhere beats the hell out of squeezing into a coach airline seat. While getting there is a wee bit more challenging than saying, “Beam me up, Scotty,” teleportation has already been achieved on an infinitesimal scale. In 2006, researchers in Copenhagen used quantum entanglement to transport a microscopic hunk of matter some 18 inches. Three years later, scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute transported information between sets of entangled atoms three feet apart. At this rate, we may be able to transport complex objects over large distances in a few hundred years. Energize!

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