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Scientists Reach A Temperature Lower Than Absolute Zero

NRM: "Physicists at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Germany have hit a temperature lower than absolute zero, rewriting the laws of physics in the process."

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Lazyeye791364d ago

This is stupid. You can't go below absolute zero you can just redefine what absolute zero actually is.

Daver1364d ago

That is why they say "rewriting the laws of physics". It went below what we thought was the absolute zero.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1364d ago (Edited 1364d ago )

-1? Also what is the point? MR. Freeze still funding this?

Axecution1364d ago (Edited 1364d ago )

@shutupandtakemymoney

".....lead to potential "new forms of matter." For example, while atoms are usually pulled downward by gravity, those below absolute zero float upwards instead. They also show characteristics much alike dark energy, which is what is (hypothetically) responsible for the expansion of the universe"

aviator1891364d ago

Well...if it happens, it happens.

Laws were made to be broken.

gamernova1364d ago

Absolute Zero is defined by a temperature in which all atomic motion stops. It is possible to stop all atomic motion and go even colder. So yeah.

MidnytRain1364d ago

But I thought temperature was DEFINED by particle motion, so how you have less than no movement?

Baka-akaB1364d ago

Except at absolute zero all motion does not cease. What remains in effect is what is usually called the zero point vibrational energy , the lowest possible energy that a quantum mechanical physical system may have . It results in motion even at absolute zero

jb12761364d ago (Edited 1364d ago )

anyone else feel their brain hemorrhage lol

chukamachine1364d ago

Not sure about absolute zero, but I've known some cold women.

Blackdeath_6631364d ago

lol the second part to that comment was funny

BDG1364d ago

think the most interesting bit here should not be that they gone below absolute 0, but instead that the particles at such temperatures started moving away from gravity instead of towards it, basically anti gravity particles. If this is as they say like dark energy then this supports the idea of a constantly expanding universe as dark energy expands away from gravitational forces. In other words this means that it will not get to point where it collapses back as some have theorized

UnSelf1364d ago

But that would imply that there is an existential below absolute zero theme in space

dbbd13881364d ago

If these particles float away from a mass's gravity, give me my floating cars.

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