Information has been 'teleported' between two computer chips for the first time, a move that could lead to a more secure 'quantum internet', researchers claim.
Experts from the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark were able to 'instantly send the data' using a process called 'quantum entanglement'.
The information was exchanged without electrical or physical contact as the process allows these particles to instantly communicate over large distances.
This is useful in quantum computing and networks as changing one particle will automatically change the other, say researchers from Bristol.
The team say their study could lead to a quantum internet that 'would ultimately protect the worlds information from malicious attacks'.