Tags » Thermodynamics

Taking a thermodynamic approach: Baron Chanda

A conversation with Baron Chanda, winner of the 2013 Paul F. Cranefield Award

http://jgp.rupress.org/site/soundsphys/soundsphys_2014_jul_28.mp3

Download PDF transcript

Key Words:  Ion channel, gating, voltage-clamp fluorimetry, thermodynamics, allosteric linkage

Gating

Cold power

Last week I wrote about heat transfer into fridges in the context of operation in vacation mode.  It is tempting to think that if energy is moving into the fridge as a result of heat transfer from the warm room to the cold food compartment in the fridge, then why can’t we use the energy to power the fridge.  350 more words

Engineering

How sustainable is our sustainability?

Sustainability can be defined as the ability to meet present needs without disturbing Nature’s equilibrium by a holistic approach while not compromising the ability of the future generation to continue to meet their needs. 868 more words

Clean Energy

017.MDG: INTERLUDE 5 – THERMODYNAMIC ENTROPIC SCARLET SEX & IMMORTAL JELLY FISH

THERMODYNAMIC ENTROPIC SCARLET SEX & IMMORTAL JELLY FISH

Hey Fasionistas, if the Turritopsis Nutricula Scarlet Medusa Jelly Fish can live forever, why not us?

And scarlet is so in; isn’t it? 1,276 more words

Humor

Considerations in the Analysis of an Automotive Turbocharger

Turbochargers are a class of superchargers that use a turbine and a compressor on the same shaft to increase the density of the intake air in an engine.  603 more words

Engineering

Side Note: Ontotechnology and Entropy

I should also perhaps take a moment to note that, given their philosophical views, the Laws of Thermodynamics in general and the Second in particular would seem to be right up there on the list of Problems Which… 134 more words

Worldbuilding

Entropy, yes it is still a proper argument!

If you have studied the arguments of the creationists and the evolutionists, then you have heard the word, entropy. I claim that many scientists like to redefine entropy. 974 more words

About The Book