Scientists propose creating Maxwell's demon with two quantum dots
Physicist Proposes Solution to Arrow-of-Time Paradox
Nanoparticle trapped with laser light temporarily violates the second law of thermodynamics
Objects with sizes in the nanometer range, such as the molecular building blocks of living cells or nanotechnological devices, are continuously exposed to random collisions with surrounding molecules. In ...
Second Law of Thermodynamics May Explain Economic Evolution
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 ...
Could Maxwell's Demon Exist in Nanoscale Systems?
Mathematical model explains marital breakups
Maxwell's demon demonstration turns information into energy
Tiny generators turn waste heat into power
The second law of thermodynamics is a big hit with the beret-wearing college crowd because of its implicit existential crunch. The tendency of a closed systems to become increasingly disordered if no energy is added or removed ...
Particles near absolute zero do not break the laws of physics after all
In theory, the laws of physics are absolute. However, when it comes to the laws of thermodynamics—the science that studies how heat and temperature relate to energy—there are times where they no longer seem to apply. ...
Quantum engines must break down
Our present understanding of thermodynamics is fundamentally incorrect if applied to small systems and needs to be modified, according to new research from University College London (UCL) and the University of Gdańsk. The ...
New printing method for nanostructures
(Phys.org) -- Swiss researchers have developed an economic, fast and reproducible method for printing tiny structures with a simple printing method. Now they are planning a spin-off.
Entropyman.org Explains Why Pots 'Unbreak' on the Nanoscale (Video)
The dynamic of Spain's population follows the maximum entropy principle
A team of Spanish and Argentinean researchers have verified that the distribution of the inhabitants in each Spanish province evolves in accordance with the maximum entropy principle in the field of physics. ...