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Niklas Dahlin

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Niklas Dahlin  asked the Naked Scientists:

When a body is teleported (or instantly disappearing) as in many tales
of science fiction, does the inrushing air really make a bang? Or a
clap? Or a swoosh?

It's, after all, just a pressure difference of one atmosphere...

Best regards,
Niklas Dahlin, Stockholm, Sweden

What do you think?


 

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What happens to the void left after teleportation?
« Reply #1 on: 30/10/2008 10:37:59 »
Since teleportation is in the realm of science fiction only, perhaps you should ask an S.F. writer.

While S.F. does come up with a good number of very feasible possibilities (Jules Verne's 20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea being a good example) I seriously doubt that teleportation will ever become a reality.

Experiments carried out so far in this field are purely on the transfer of quantum states from one atom to another. This does not mean the physical properties are teleported.
See this http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3811785.stm As the scientist in these experiments would admit, it's a billion miles from 'beam me up Scotty'.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 30/10/2008 11:41:40 »
Perhaps the void you are teleported to is teleported to where you came from. That's how it works in Stargate with the ring platforms, not sure about asgard beaming or other types of teleportation in it.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 04/12/2008 17:49:23 »
What we do know is that there is an awful lot of space in those atoms.
So after some teleportations one might become so much more substantial.
Not fatter, just more like? dense??

Well, one can always wonder.
as for the sound?

I would, decided on our current understanding of science, myself go for the 'plop'.
Yep that's it.
Or 'pop'?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/12/2008 07:36:05 »
Perhaps the void you are teleported to is teleported to where you came from. That's how it works in Stargate with the ring platforms, not sure about asgard beaming or other types of teleportation in it.

A similar thing happens with Terry Pratchett - so expect a loaded cannon! ("Interesting Times" iirc)
 

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« Reply #5 on: 10/02/2010 03:48:05 »
*poof* as I now have advanced to the second level :)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 11/02/2010 11:36:24 »
"And the atmosphere became so loaded and thick as if one could cut it with a knife" Yes I remember reading about those first experiments, wasn't it Hieronymus Bush that came up with the theory of the 'allentangled mattercomposer'? The one in where gravity just was a point you could stick to your sole to drag you right as you brought with you that atmosphere you had 'cut out' as we say in physicilics (Subdivision of physics for those ignoramus not being at the bleeding bleeding edge)?

Ah yes, those were the days..
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