Two separate teams of scientists have taken quantum teleportation from the lab into the real world. Researchers working in Calgary, Canada and Hefei, China, used existing fiber optics networks to transmit small units of information across cities via quantum entanglement. According to quantum mechanics, some objects, like photons or electrons, can be entangled. This means that no matter how far apart they are, what happens to one will affect the other instantaneously. A few experiments in the lab had previously managed to send information using quantum entanglement But translating their efforts to the real world, where any number of factors could confound the process is a much more difficult challenge. That’s exactly what these two teams of researchers have done. Their breakthrough, published in two separate papers today in Nature Photonics, promises to offer important advancements for communications and encryption technologies. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2016/09/19/quantum-teleportation-enters-real-world/ I've omitted sensationalism from the article. Some parts are incorrect like that scientists used entanglement to transmit the information, while in fact they used it for decryption. They transmitted information via photons (at speed of light). Also, links to scientific papers are incorrect. Here are the first and the second. Still, this is a great achievement.