Sunday, January 06, 2013

Absolute Zero Not-- Again

Quantum Gas Temperature Drops Below Absolute Zero | Wired Science | Wired.com
Physicists have created a quantum gas capable of reaching temperatures below absolute zero, paving the way for future quantum inventions...
Here's the latest--

So it gets hotter as it gets colder but stays colder, and a perpetual motion machine capable of at least 100% combustion efficiency is possible. Oh, and the comments here are also quite, er, cool. Update: here.

3 comments:

billy pilgrim said...

could this bring us closer to super conductors?

when i was a kid super conductors were often discussed but i don't hear much about them these days which seems odd when a great deal of our electricity is lost in transmission.

i should type a lot more stuff to get my money's worth out of your word verification. happy new year and have an excellent easter.

Bob said...

Everyone was looking at getting superconduction at higher temps. No one was thinking of going colder.

I turned the verification off. I don't know why it's picking on you. I'll look again.

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