Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute ZeroSubmitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 17:18
Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a strange realm of "negative temperatures."
Oddly, another way to look at these negative temperatures is to consider them hotter than infinity, researchers added.
This unusual advance could lead to new engines that could technically be more than 100 percent efficient, and shed light on mysteries such as dark energy, the mysterious substance that is apparently pulling our universe apart.
[Gee, are they not admitting the existence of "Zero Point Energy"?]