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"What a curious feeling," says Alice in Lewis Carroll's tale, as she shrinks to a fraction of her size, and everything around her suddenly looks totally unfamiliar.
Novel, smart materials like shape memory alloys very often display so-called glass-like magnetism.
Because modern computers have to depict the real world with digital representations of numbers instead of physical analogues, to simulate the continuous passage of time they have to digitize time into small slices.
Forget solid, liquid, and gas: there are in fact more than 500 phases of matter.
Researchers try to get the temperature-independent energy spectrum of some materials for obtaining all their thermodynamic properties from their experimental heat capacities alone.
"Money, it's a gas," says the sixties rock group Pink Floyd in their song "Money."
The so-called ergodic theorem formulates a fundamental physical principle relating to the behavior of dynamical systems.
There is considerable interest in understanding transport and information pathways in living cells.