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March 22, 2017
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The Hidden Inferno Inside Your Laser Pointer

Two UA physicists have discovered that basic concepts such as “hot” or “cold” apply to any system, even those far from equilibrium. Challenging established wisdom, the findings could possibly inform the design of future microelectronic devices and help bring some … Continue reading

December 3, 2016
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How often do quantum systems violate the second law of thermodynamics?

The likelihood of seeing quantum systems violating the second law of thermodynamics has been calculated by UCL scientists. In two papers, published in Physical Review X and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the team determined a more precise version … Continue reading

February 3, 2014
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‘Life as Research Scientist’: Romain Fleury, Engineer

Due to deep passion for physics, Romain Fleury, after completion of his engineering diploma in France, joined the research group of Prof. Andrea Alù at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D degree. His … Continue reading

October 18, 2013
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Can thermodynamics help us better understand human cancers?

When the “war on cancer” was declared with the signing of the National Cancer Act in 1971, identifying potential physical traits, or biomarkers, that would allow doctors to detect the disease early on was a significant goal. To this day, … Continue reading

February 21, 2013
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Force is the Key to Granular State-Shifting

Ever wonder why sand can both run through an hourglass like a liquid and be solid enough to support buildings? It’s because granular materials – like sand or dirt – can change their behavior, or state. Researchers from North Carolina … Continue reading

December 19, 2012
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Discovery Learning

Hands-on activities broaden engineering students’ view of thermodynamics Carbon dioxide, candle wax, a hobby rocket and water would not seem to have much in common but they all were among the topics presented by 14 students in the Honors sections … Continue reading

June 30, 2011
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Caltech-led Researchers Measure Body Temperatures of Dinosaurs for the First Time

*Some Dinosaurs Were as Warm as Most Modern Mammals* PASADENA, Calif.—Were dinosaurs slow and lumbering, or quick and agile? It depends largely on whether they were cold or warm blooded. When dinosaurs were first discovered in the mid-19th century, paleontologists … Continue reading