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09-09-2012, 06:53 AM
Meet the DEMON
..... if we conceive of a being whose faculties are so sharpened that he can follow every molecule in its course, such a being, whose attributes are as essentially finite as our own, would be able to do what is impossible to us. For we have seen that molecules in a vessel full of air at uniform temperature are moving with velocities by no means uniform, though the mean velocity of any great number of them, arbitrarily selected, is almost exactly uniform. Now let us suppose that such a vessel is divided into two portions, A and B, by a division in which there is a small hole, and that a being, who can see the individual molecules, opens and closes this hole, so as to allow only the swifter molecules to pass from A to B, and only the slower molecules to pass from B to A. He will thus, without expenditure of work, raise the temperature of B and lower that of A, in contradiction to the second law of thermodynamics....

And if anyone knows what BEC is created, it is almost exactly what the 'demon' shared.

The technique is ingenious.
The atoms are slowed down
with laser beams so they can be
caged in a magnetic trap; the
fastest atoms are then released
so that only the most sluggish
and therefore coolest remain............... cooled by adding energy.

i put on a coat when cold, so i already know that i break the law.

idiots just dont realize they are capable!
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09-09-2012, 09:03 AM
RE: Meet the DEMON
yay <insert random provacative comment here>

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.

You cannot successfully determine beforehand which side of the bread to butter.
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