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[quote][color=#333333][font=arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif]It may sound less likely than hell freezing over, but physicists have created an atomic gas with a sub-absolute-zero temperature for the first time[/font][/color][sup][url="http://www.nature.com/news/quantum-gas-goes-below-absolute-zero-1.12146#b1"]1[/url][/sup][color=#333333][font=arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif]. Their technique opens the door to generating negative-Kelvin materials and new quantum devices, and it could even help to solve a cosmological mystery[/font][/color][/quote]

http://www.nature.com/news/quantum-gas-goes-below-absolute-zero-1.12146

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[quote][color=#333333][font=arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif]If built, such systems would behave in strange ways, says Achim Rosch, a theoretical physicist at the University of Cologne in Germany, who proposed the technique used by Schneider and his team[/font][/color][sup][url="http://www.nature.com/news/quantum-gas-goes-below-absolute-zero-1.12146#b3"]3[/url][/sup][color=#333333][font=arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif]. For instance, Rosch and his colleagues have calculated that whereas clouds of atoms would normally be pulled downwards by gravity, if part of the cloud is at a negative absolute temperature, some atoms will move upwards, apparently defying gravity[/font][/color][/quote]

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This just blew my mind.

although I'd prefer they call it "anti-energy". Dark energy sounds like sorcery.

You say floating skateboards, I say fusion reactors.

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There are some absolutes and then there are absoluts

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[quote name='catfang' timestamp='1357326833' post='2076740']
There are some absolutes and then there are absoluts

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Now [b]THAT[/b] I have a much better understanding of...

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this helps me in using the excuse whenever i'm late when i go does any of us really know what time it is?

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[quote name='Jase' timestamp='1357326789' post='2076738']
This just blew my mind.

although I'd prefer they call it "anti-energy". Dark energy sounds like sorcery.

You say floating skateboards, I say fusion reactors.
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floating fusion reactors.

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So we can now build quantum torpedos and quantum slipstream drives? Sign me up. :)

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I'd spread that poo all over my yard in the fall to keep the leaves off.

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The statement "there are no absolutes" would be an absolute.

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Only the Sith deal in absolutes.

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