Designer materials: Entropy can lead to order, paving the route to nanostructures
(Phys.org) -- Researchers trying to herd tiny particles into useful ordered formations have found an unlikely ally: entropy, a tendency generally described as "disorder."
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.
Researchers use webs of lasers to remove entropy from a system causing quantum gases to cool
Entropy study suggests Pictish symbols likely were part of a written language
The perfect liquid -- now even more perfect
Ultra hot quark-gluon-plasma, generated by heavy-ion collisions in particle accelerators, is supposed to be the "most perfect fluid" in the world. Previous theories imposed a limit on how "liquid" fluids can ...
Cosmic entropy could be 100 times greater than previously thought
Quantum knowledge cools computers: New understanding of entropy
From a laptop warming a knee to a supercomputer heating a room, the idea that computers generate heat is familiar to everyone. But theoretical physicists have discovered something astonishing: not only do computational processes ...
What was that again? A mathematical model of language incorporates the need for repetition
As politicians know, repetition is often key to getting your message across. Now a former physicist studying linguistics at the Polish Academy of Sciences has taken this intuitive concept and incorporated it into a mathematical ...
Researcher finds optimal fix-free codes
(PhysOrg.com) -- More than 50 years after David Huffman developed Huffman coding, an entropy encoding algorithm used for lossless data compression in computer science and information theory, an electrical ...
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, its mostly about entropy.
Basketball teams offer insights into building strategic networks
What started out as a project to teach undergraduate students about network analysis, turned into an in-depth study of whether it was possible to analyze a National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball ...
Black hole thermodynamics
In the 1800s scientists studying things like heat and the behavior of low density gases developed a theory known as thermodynamics. As the name suggests, this theory describes the dynamic behavior of heat ...
Entropyman.org Explains Why Pots 'Unbreak' on the Nanoscale (Video)
Osmosis: Everything you know about it is (probably) wrong
Osmosis – the flow of a solvent across a semipermeable membrane from a region of lower to higher solute concentration – is a well-developed concept in physics and biophysics. The problem is that, even though the concept ...