Tech: Teleporting yourself may be possible

Tech: Teleporting yourself may be possible

If you ever wished that you could teleport yourself (or your project) to school, you could someday find your wish come true.

Scientists in Germany have invented a machine called Scotty (named after a famous Star Trek character) that can take an object and send an exact copy of it to another machine that could be anywhere in the world.

The idea behind Scotty revolves around 3D printing -- a machine that can scan real objects and print them out as real objects (watch the video below for a demonstration) -- and the power of the internet.

So, for example, imagine you live in Johannesburg and you wanted to send a present to your friend who lives 600km away in Durban. With the machine, you could get your friend the gift, put iit nto Scotty who will then scan the present and send the measurements to a machine in Durban. From there, the present will be printed and your friend will receive an exact replica of the gift you got them. All without you having to leave your home. 

That's pretty neat, we think!

 

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