SCIENTISTS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY TRANSMITTED ENTANGLED PHOTONS BETWEEN A SATELLITE AND EARTH
Quantum entanglement was once considered to be something of a fringe theory in the world of physics with Einstein famously referring to it disparagingly as ‘spooky action at a distance’.
But attitudes towards quantum entanglement have changed a great deal since the time of Einstein.
Not only are scientists now convinced that it is real but they have also managed to monitor its effects over larger distances than ever before.
Quantum entanglement is a strange phenomenon which is not yet fully understood by the scientific community.
Essentially quantum entanglement is when two particles interact with one another and continue to have an effect on each other’s state no matter how far apart they are separated in distance.
Over the years, scientists have found that they can use quantum entanglement to make two particles respond to one another’s movements over a long distance and now they are keen to understand just how this process works and what applications it could have, both theoretically and practically.