Temperature go down, head go boom

Discussion in 'Films, TV, Music, Books, Etc.' started by maca2kx, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. maca2kx

    maca2kx Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    10,782
    Likes Received:
    0
  2. Paradox

    Paradox Soaring Phoenix

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2002
    Messages:
    9,007
    Likes Received:
    42
    That's amazing.
    [​IMG]
     
    #2
  3. Sourdeez

    Sourdeez Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2012
    Messages:
    2,979
    Likes Received:
    0
    Makes sense once you read through it.. We are talking about atoms. I read this somewhere else but thank you for posting it here.

    Energy landscape
    "The resulting thermometer is mind-bending with a scale that starts at zero, ramps up to plus infinity, then jumps to minus infinity before increasing through the negative numbers until it reaches negative absolute zero, which corresponds to all particles sitting at the top of the energy hill."

    Negative temperature may also have implications for cosmology. Dark energy, thought to explain the accelerating expansion of the universe, exerts negative pressure, which suggests it might have negative temperature – Schneider is currently discussing the idea with cosmologists.
     
    #3
  4. intoTheRain

    intoTheRain Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2006
    Messages:
    3,622
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is news I enjoy. Afterall my frost mages name on WoW is absolutezero. Cool story sir.
     
    #4
  5. Optimus-Crime

    Optimus-Crime Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Messages:
    1,249
    Likes Received:
    0
    And here I thought the point of dark energy was to capture it in a super heated state. But if it releases negative pressure, that may be of a negative temperature, it sounds like we're now headed in the opposite direction. I always thought the end game was fuel, like we were always trying to find better applications for fuel through the use of dark energy. It's something to think you'd have to go negative temperatures for fuel... makes sense on paper. I just want to see the motor that uses this negative temp dark energy. vroom vroom.
     
    #5
  6. danielrbischoff

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Messages:
    8,936
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]
     
    #6
  7. Rakon

    Rakon Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Messages:
    3,504
    Likes Received:
    0
  8. Tylzen

    Tylzen Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    It is going to be interesting to see if others can replicate this, and verify this is an actual thing.

    Here is a link to the full study:
    http://www.sciencemag.org/content/339/6115/52

    What I am most interested in, what are the applications of this potential knowledge?
    That we could supercool down a potential quantum-CPU ? Rather easy to OC a q-CPU when you start at -500 C degrees.

    Or that freeze orb from Demolition Man, something super cold that could instantly freeze anything it touches.
     
    #8

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice