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Posted on Mon, Apr 1, 2013 : 1:20 p.m.

Has a University of Michigan researcher uncovered the 'key' to teleportation?

By Kellie Woodhouse

A University of Michigan researcher appears to have uncovered the key to teleportation.

Or wait... has he?

Joining in on the fun of April Fool's Day, Michigan Engineering produced this almost-believable video.

A number of similar pranks have been circling the web today include the announcement of Google Nose and cats joining the U.S. Army.

What is the best prank you've seen so far today? Tell us in the comments below.

Kellie Woodhouse covers higher education for Reach her at or 734-623-4602 and follow her on twitter.



Thu, Apr 4, 2013 : 8:07 p.m.

Very Funny, Scotty, Now Beam down My Clothes.

Richard Carter

Tue, Apr 2, 2013 : 8:40 p.m.

I noticed Kate McAlpine in the credits. She's done some fun (if you're a geek) videos on the workings of scientific equipment. Check her out on YouTube, she's "alpinekat."


Mon, Apr 1, 2013 : 7:36 p.m.

I saw one on Facebook! It is the "USDA new 2013 food pyramid". The dairy space has Milk Duds and Milky Way. The Protein space has Snickers, Payday, Reeses, Almond Joy. Fruits & veg tables has Jelly beans, jujufruits, raisinettes, caramel apples. The grains space has Craker Jack, Kit Kat, Twix, Nestle Crunch.

Nicole Casal Moore

Mon, Apr 1, 2013 : 7:07 p.m.

This one made me smile. U-M Solar Car team changes the car's name to Freedum in honor of Stephen Colbert:

George Forbes

Mon, Apr 1, 2013 : 6:27 p.m.

Shame on you. April Fools jokes do not belong here.

Tom Teague

Mon, Apr 1, 2013 : 5:29 p.m.

Just when I thought that UM had solved the annoying problem of physically carrying keys around the lab, you tell me it's an April Fool joke!