No-one Is Beaming Anyone Anywhere, OK?

If you’ll forgive me acting a lttle out of character, I’d like to deflate some hyperbolic reportage. Anyone with an interest in science and technology who uses the web has inevitably seen the stories about successful teleportation by Danish physicists. While this transmission of entangled states is an exciting and important development in its field, it has nothing to do with physically transporting matter over a distance. If I had a penny for every mention of Star Trek in today’s science news, I’d be a rich man.