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The Quantum World Can Be A Surprising Place
2012-09-07 09:14:58

Research at the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ) at the Vienna University of Technology has shown that in the quantum world the transition to thermal equilibrium is more interesting and more complicated that previously assumed.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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