Scientists propose creating Maxwell's demon with two quantum dots
Prediction or cause? Information theory may hold the key
Second Law of Thermodynamics May Explain Economic Evolution
How to Measure What We Don't Know
Physicist Proposes Solution to Arrow-of-Time Paradox
Could Maxwell's Demon Exist in Nanoscale Systems?
Physicist finds that E. coli replicate close to thermodynamic limits of efficiency
All living things must obey the laws of physics—including the second law of thermodynamics, which states that the universe's disorder, or entropy, can only grow. Highly ordered cells and organisms appear ...
Encryption is less secure than we thought
Information theory—the discipline that gave us digital communication and data compression—also put cryptography on a secure mathematical foundation. Since 1948, when the paper that created information theory first appear ...
New study suggests Voynich text is not a hoax
The emergence of complex behaviors through causal entropic forces
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."
Researchers unlock mystery of how 'handedness' arises
The overwhelming majority of proteins and other functional molecules in our bodies display a striking molecular characteristic: They can exist in two distinct forms that are mirror images of each other, like ...
Researchers use webs of lasers to remove entropy from a system causing quantum gases to cool
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.