Measuring the temperature inside cells

Organelles inside cells constantly serve specific functions in the same way that individual departments handle certain tasks in an organization. Cellular processes alter the amount of heat organelles generate, but it is not ...

Novel thermometer can accelerate quantum computer development

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, have developed a novel type of thermometer that can simply and quickly measure temperatures during quantum calculations with extremely high accuracy. The ...

Sensor experts invent supercool mini thermometer

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have invented a miniature thermometer with big potential applications such as monitoring the temperature of processor chips in superconductor-based ...

Precise temperature measurements with invisible light

Ordinarily, you won't encounter a radiation thermometer until somebody puts one in your ear at the doctor's office or you point one at your forehead when you're feeling feverish. But more sophisticated and highly calibrated, ...

How hot is Schrodinger's coffee?

A new uncertainty relation, linking the precision with which temperature can be measured and quantum mechanics, has been discovered at the University of Exeter.

Monoterpene measures how certain forests respond to heat stress

In the tropics, forests consume large amounts of carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Elevated temperatures suppress carbon dioxide absorption while promoting plants to emit the chemical monoterpene. Scientists found that ...

Video: How do we measure temperature?

We have a lot of confidence that we measure temperature accurately. But how do thermometers in the kitchen or doctor's office work? Thanks to the laws of thermodynamics, thermometers respond to heat moving from hot to cold ...

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