ZPE_Logo
  
Search        
  Create an account Home  ·  Topics  ·  Downloads  ·  Your Account  ·  Submit News  ·  Top 10  
Mission Statement

Modules
· Home
· Forum
· LATEST COMMENTS
· Special Sections
· SUPPORT ZPEnergy
· Advertising
· AvantGo
· Books
· Downloads
· Events
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Private Messages
· Search
· Stories Archive
· Submit News
· Surveys
· Top 10
· Topics
· Web Links
· Your Account

Who's Online
There are currently, 80 guest(s) and 0 member(s) that are online.

You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here

Events
  • (August 7, 2024 - August 11, 2024) 2024 ExtraOrdinary Technology Conference

  • Hot Links
    Aetherometry

    American Antigravity

    Closeminded Science

    EarthTech

    ECW E-Cat World

    Innoplaza

    Integrity Research Institute

    New Energy Movement

    New Energy Times

    Panacea-BOCAF

    RexResearch

    Science Hobbyist

    T. Bearden Mirror Site

    USPTO

    Want to Know

    Other Info-Sources
    NE News Sites
    AER_Network
    E-Cat World
    NexusNewsfeed ZPE
    NE Discussion Groups
    Energetic Forum
    EMediaPress
    Energy Science Forum
    Free_Energy FB Group
    The KeelyNet Blog
    OverUnity Research
    Sarfatti_Physics
    Tesla Science Foundation (FB)
    Vortex (old Interact)
    Magazine Sites
    Electrifying Times (FB)
    ExtraOrdinary Technology
    IE Magazine
    New Energy Times

    Interesting Links

    Click Here for the DISCLOSURE PROJECT
    SciTech Daily Review
    NEXUS Magazine

    Maxwell's Demon Created by Scottish Scientists
    Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2007 @ 23:01:34 GMT by vlad

    Science Rob Beschizza writes (Wired Blog Network): Scientists in Britain have created a nano-machine envisioned 150 years ago, perhaps solving the thermodynamic riddle posited by Scots physicist James Clark Maxwell in 1867.

    Maxwell's Demon is one of those Victorian thought experiments that could easily become the critical McGuffin in a steampunk novel, catalyzing the nascent science of the 19th century and a weltenschauung riddled with imperial ambition.

    An atom-sized device we'd now recognize as nanotechnology, the demon was a hypothetical gatekeeper between two microscopic chambers, each full of fast-moving particles. By letting faster-than-average particles osmose through the gate, the demon can increase the apparent energy inventory of both chambers, in violation of the second law of thermodynamics. Free energy!

    Ooookay. So since then, physicists have been trying to reconcile the experiment with the second law, which says that the entropy (state of decay) in isolated energy systems tends to increase. We can see the evidence of this in everyday life, simply by filling a bucket and sloshing it around: our movements fill the bucket with kinetic energy, which subsides with the waves over time, ultimately to leave calm waters. Traditionally, the demon's been explained away by claiming that by trapping and sorting molecules, it burns energy and, accordingly, the overall system does indeed decay, energy-wise, in line with the law.

    The real-life demon, created by a team at the Univsersity of Edinburgh, appears to show that Maxwell's own solution is the correct one: the demon can trap molecules under their own natural motion. What does this mean for the second law? I don't know, because Reuter's story veers off at the critical point to instead talk about nanofluff: "Nanotechnology is already being used in cosmetics, computer chips, sunscreens, self-cleaning windows and stain-resistant clothing."

    Original Article: Scientists build nanomachine envisioned 150 yrs ago [Reuters]

     
    Login
    Nickname

    Password

    Security Code: Security Code
    Type Security Code

    Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As a registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.

    Related Links
    · More about Science
    · News by vlad


    Most read story about Science:
    100 miles on 4 ounces of water?


    Article Rating
    Average Score: 0
    Votes: 0

    Please take a second and vote for this article:

    Excellent
    Very Good
    Good
    Regular
    Bad


    Options

     Printer Friendly Printer Friendly


    "Maxwell's Demon Created by Scottish Scientists" | Login/Create an Account | 0 comments
    The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.

    No Comments Allowed for Anonymous, please register

     

    All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2016 by ZPEnergy. Disclaimer: No content, on or affiliated with ZPEnergy should be construed as or relied upon as investment advice. While every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on ZPEnergy is correct, the operators of ZPEnergy make no warranties as to its accuracy. In all respects visitors should seek independent verification and investment advice.
    Keywords: ZPE, ZPF, Zero Point Energy, Zero Point Fluctuations, ZPEnergy, New Energy Technology, Small Scale Implementation, Energy Storage Technology, Space-Energy, Space Energy, Natural Potential, Investors, Investing, Vacuum Energy, Electromagnetic, Over Unity, Overunity, Over-Unity, Free Energy, Free-Energy, Ether, Aether, Cold Fusion, Cold-Fusion, Fuel Cell, Quantum Mechanics, Van der Waals, Casimir, Advanced Physics, Vibrations, Advanced Energy Conversion, Rotational Magnetics, Vortex Mechanics, Rotational Electromagnetics, Earth Electromagnetics, Gyroscopes, Gyroscopic Effects

    PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2005 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.