Physicists at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have developed a quantum interface which connects light particles and atoms. The interface is based on an ultra-thin glass fiber and is suitable for the transmission of quantum information. This is an essential prerequisite for quantum communication which shall be used for secure data transmission via quantum cryptography.
“Quantum Cryptography” — coming soon to a post-doc trade school near you, and a pretty BA thing to have on your rêsümé.
This one gets a Spock point for being “fascinating”.