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The weight of bits

Just three weeks ago an article was published on Phys.org reporting on a study by Melvin Vopson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Portsmouth, and his reflection on the nature of bits, considering the mass energy equivalence (Einstein), the application of thermodynamics to …

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There’s plenty of cold up there…

The second law of thermodynamics is a wall that is stopping us from doing marvellous things, like perpetual motion ;-). One of its tenets is that heat always goes from higher temperature to lower temperature. This means that you cannot cool a body unless you place it in an ambient …

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