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Photons Teleported 60 Miles By Chinese Researchers
2012-05-13 04:46:18

A team of Chinese physicists have shattered the record for quantum teleportation, teleporting photons approximately six times further than the previous best, according to various news reports published Friday. A team of physicists hailing from the University of Science and Technology of China in Shanghai were able to teleport particles more than 97 kilometers, or over 60 miles, said Popular Science's Dan Nosowitz. That smashes the prior standard of more than 10 miles (16-plus...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'