"Sam, I'm picking up some sort of interference on the scanners. Looks Temporal." - Elena
The ability to teleport objects is known to both DARPA and the Order of the Russian Star, however it can only teleport inorganic material, as seen by the experiment with the rat. Throughout Vanquish Sam will come across Russian troops teleporting in, like Gorgies or Romanovs, coming into contact with the teleportation bubble can damage Sam and the marines.