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+ - Third Law of Thermodynamics discovered in spin ice films

Submitted by doctorfaustus
doctorfaustus (103662) writes "Interesting science news.... A crazy material that breaks the probabilities of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, at least temporarily, as it cools down. But once it gets cold enough, it validates the 3rd Law. Wild stuff.... I'm hoping someone here can explain the stuff better than the article does. The article's at http://why.knovel.com/all-engi... found by way of http://www.dailyrotation.com/"

Comment: Re:The U.S. government is EXTREMELY corrupt. (Score 2) 264

by doctorfaustus (#45506967) Attached to: NSA Infected 50,000 Computer Networks With Malicious Software

>>>> the media can be expected to be loyal.
 
The patriotic bias is one of the most widespread, and unrecognized, journalistic slants. Frankly, as a stakeholder (voter) I'd rather the media just tell us the truth instead of what they think should be he truth. That way I can make reasonable decisions and use my power wisely

Comment: Re:But that's not the real problem. (Score 3, Insightful) 1651

by doctorfaustus (#41525371) Attached to: To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

I'm glad someone said this. The real problem is the failure to apply traffic regulations to bicyclists. Our legislators should take care to make sure all traffic rules apply to bicyclists, to make sure the police enforce the rules against bicyclists, and to make sure the fines and penalties are the same for violators on bikes as for others. We'd have far fewer bicyclists going through stop signs if they had to pay a $400 fine when they're caught.

Comment: Re:Cue the crying (Score 1) 482

by doctorfaustus (#33724890) Attached to: ATMs That Dispense Gold Bars Coming To America

Heh! What a great investment gold is for Beck's suckers... uh, I mean audience. For example, the hearing brought out the following:

"Salesmen suggesting the only "safe" gold investments are coins and commemoratives. A doctor telling of buying $160,000 in gold coins and six months later learning they were worth $80,000 less than he paid because of a high markup."

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