Scientists at Boulder’s National Institute of Standards and Technology published a paper in the scientific journal Optica this week describing how they had recently been able to “perform highly efficient multifold coincidence measurements, resulting in the successful quantum teleportation over 100 km of fiber.”
According to some publications, such as the Christian Science Monitor, this amounts to “breaking the quantum teleportation record.” In a sense, this claim rings true – the previous record using a similar technique was 25 kilometers. However, the researchers are not talking about teleportation in the sense that most readers will think of it. They are not talking [...]
In the popular TV show Breaking Bad, a high school chemistry teacher who used to be a research scientist and a former student turned drug dealer to produce and sell crystallized methamphetamine (meth), an illegal stimulant often “cooked” in home laboratories. Initially, they use chemical equipment taken from the school. Now, Breaking Bad emulators are suspected of having been operating a secret meth lab at the prestigious National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).