News tagged with entropy

Disorder is key to nanotube mystery

Scientists often find strange and unexpected things when they look at materials at the nanoscale -- the level of single atoms and molecules. This holds true even for the most common materials, such as water.

dateAug 12, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Authenticating ancient artifacts

( -- Piecing together the history of ancient ceramic objects can be difficult, especially when all that remains is a few small shards. However, clues about the authenticity and provenance of such artifacts can ...

dateAug 09, 2011 in Software
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Holographic dark information energy

Holographic Dark Information Energy gets my vote for the best mix of arcane theoretical concepts expressed in the shortest number of words – and just to keep it interesting, it’s mostly about entropy.

dateMay 30, 2011 in General Physics
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Sign language puzzle solved

( -- Scientists have known for 40 years that even though it takes longer to use sign language to sign individual words, sentences can be signed, on average, in the same time it takes to say them, but until now ...

dateDec 15, 2009 in Computer Sciences weblog
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