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Fraser
2012-Jul-20, 02:00 PM
Caption: Selfmade Alum Crystal. Weight 5.01g Source: JanDerChemiker via wikimedia commons The second law of thermodynamics states that all isolated systems head towards entropy. Our universe will one day reach a state where all energy is evenly distributed and can no longer sustain motion or life. A group of physicists have speculated that a devise [...]

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swampyankee
2012-Jul-21, 03:49 AM
Not to be too picky, but the correct word is "device", not "devise". The latter is a verb, the former the noun. In other words, you devise a device.

Solfe
2012-Jul-21, 05:01 AM
"There is just one small snag however, as Tongcang Li admits “we focus on a space-time crystal that can be created in a laboratory, so you need to figure out a method to make a laboratory that can survive in the heat-death of the universe.” "

Always a new project on the horizon... very impressive while talking about heat death of the universe. :)

swampyankee
2012-Jul-22, 12:05 AM
"There is just one small snag however, as Tongcang Li admits “we focus on a space-time crystal that can be created in a laboratory, so you need to figure out a method to make a laboratory that can survive in the heat-death of the universe.” "

Always a new project on the horizon... very impressive while talking about heat death of the universe. :)

Make the laboratory out of the space-time crystal?

mike alexander
2012-Jul-22, 04:43 PM
I first saw this in Science News, and have no more of an idea of what is being talked about now than I did then.

My brane hurts.

eburacum45
2012-Jul-22, 05:31 PM
I think it is a new application of Thiotimoline
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiotimoline

publiusr
2012-Jul-27, 10:41 PM
That's interesting. Now we know what the Tardis uses