Scientists in the Netherlands have managed to reliably teleport quantum data for the first time, bringing us one step closer to the possible wonders of (data) teleportation. The research was published this week in the journal Science. The New York Times explains that “teleportation” in this context refers to the instantaneous sharing of quantum information; specifically, the spin state of an electron. The Times adds that “classical bits, the basic units of information in computing, can have only one of two values — either 0 or 1. But quantum bits, or qubits, can simultaneously describe many values.” More