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Entanglement*: the association of two or more quantum particles such that determining the spin of one particle determines that the correlated particle has an opposite and synchronous spin regardless of how far apart they are. Einstein called it "spooky action at a distance." Entanglement occurs naturally in the universe and it has extraordinary applications in science and industry, most notably in cryptography, communications and quantum computing.

Holograms*: three-dimensional images produced by manipulating laser light; holograms have applications in information storage, camouflage, and invisibility.

Riemann's Cut diagram
Diagram of Riemann’s Cut
Artwork by Hailey Thomas

Riemann’s Cut: Georg Bernhard Riemann was a German mathematician who demonstrated that cuts in multiply connected spaces (like 2-ply bathroom tissue) could allow access between the surfaces. Later, his geometric conceptualization would give birth to the idea of wormholes.

Teleportation*: the instantaneous transportation of an object, usually a photon; quantum teleportation harnesses the entanglement to transmit particle-sized bites of information across potentially vast distances in an instant. Teleportation of information carried by a single atom is currently possible, but not commercially feasible. Luc Montagnier, recently released his study suggesting DNA might be capable of teleporting its own blueprint. Teleportation of large objects is not yet possible. It should be noted that quantum teleportation, as scientist currently conceptualize it, requires the annihilation of the original particles, so teleporting people would result in death.

Quantum Computers*: devices that exploit quantum mechanics to perform computations not feasible with a silicon-based computer; theoretically, quantum computers would be faster and more powerful than silicon-based computers, enabling users to solve extraordinarily complex computations, to safeguard their own information and to hack into silicon-based computers. The technology is in its infancy and is years from being commercially available.

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Quantum Computers