That’s right, quantum researchers were “able to teleport a qubit (a standard unit of data in quantum computing) 97 kilometers across a lake using a small set of photons without fiberoptic cables or other intermediaries.” Continue reading for a video and more information.

They used a complex laser targetting device for the experiment. Quantum teleportation relies on a phenomenon known as entanglement, through which quantum particles share a fragile, invisible link across space. Two entangled photons, for instance, can have correlated, opposite polarization states – if one photon is vertically polarized, for instance, the other must be horizontally polarized.