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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Researcher finds optimal fix-free codes

( -- 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 and computer engineering ...

dateApr 03, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Mixing up a batch of stronger metals

Just as a delicate balance of ingredients determines the tastiness of a cookie or cake, the specific ratio of metals in an alloy determines desirable qualities of the new metal, such as improved strength or lightness.

dateApr 14, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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