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Submitted by SquishyGorilla 572d ago | news

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." (Culture)

Lazyeye79  +   571d ago
This is stupid. You can't go below absolute zero you can just redefine what absolute zero actually is.
Daver  +   571d ago
That is why they say "rewriting the laws of physics". It went below what we thought was the absolute zero.
-1? Also what is the point? MR. Freeze still funding this?
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Axecution  +   571d 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"
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aviator189  +   571d ago
Well...if it happens, it happens.

Laws were made to be broken.
gamernova  +   571d 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.
MidnytRain  +   571d ago
But I thought temperature was DEFINED by particle motion, so how you have less than no movement?
Baka-akaB  +   571d 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
jb1276  +   571d ago
anyone else feel their brain hemorrhage lol
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chukamachine  +   571d ago
Not sure about absolute zero, but I've known some cold women.
Blackdeath_663  +   571d ago
lol the second part to that comment was funny
BDG  +   571d 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
UnSelf  +   571d ago
But that would imply that there is an existential below absolute zero theme in space
dbbd1388  +   571d ago
If these particles float away from a mass's gravity, give me my floating cars.
zerocrossing  +   571d ago
Scientific fact being disproven, I love it when this stuff happens it just goes to show there's still so much we don't truly understand.

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