This new thing in this study is that they use a "hybrid technique" to increase the efficiency of this transformation over 100x. With older techniques, the teleportation transformation occurred according to a probability distribution such that transport fidelity was not always high. This new technique apparently surpasses that barrier so that the teleportation is correct each time.
QC is literally magic.
I like John Gribben's book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Schrodingers-Kittens-Search-Reality-...) but some people tell me there are some problems with it, and it's old now.
So basically, they've gotten closer to creating quantum logic gates. Not any closer to teleporting you to the surface of a planet, though.