Two of the most popular elements of the Star Trek phenomenon has been the use of teleportation and time travel in its story telling. Scientists have focused their attention on these areas and have offered some interesting thoughts and breakthroughs and both topics. The teleportation of light particles has now become a technological breakthrough, although the beaming of humans between locations as shown in Star Trek may be beyond us. Time travel on the other hand is already possible in to the future, and can be argued, that we are constantly travelling in to the future at the rate of one second per second. Steve and Ben discuss these two popular science fiction motifs and their potential, or otherwise, applications in the real world.

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