absolute zero

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(cryogenics) the lowest temperature theoretically attainable (at which the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules is minimal)

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Meaning, once the payload is delivered, the scientists will use its lasers and magnetic forces to cool the cloud of atoms to one-tenth of a billion of a degree above absolute zero. This would slow them enough and allow the scientists to observe their quantum characteristics, behaviors, and interactions for up to 10 seconds, which will be longer than what's possible in all other BEC experiments.
I have used the Absolute Zero to sight-in an AR, a 10/22, and a bolt-action rifle, and the device worked exactly as advertised.
On display will be a selection of recent work including drawings, paper and fabric cutouts, and raw pigment colour paintings such as the large-scale title piece Absolute Zero," the artist said.
1 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; 2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; 3 Hispaniola; 4 Mexico; 5 Absolute zero.
Bill Phillips works in a world where speeding atoms are slowed to a crawl using "optical molasses," where temperatures drop to the tiniest fraction of a degree above absolute zero and where clocks aren't off by a second over 80 million years.
THE WORLD'S largest science experiment at Cern has begun cooling its 27km ring of electromagnets to near absolute zero temperatures in anticipation of its planned summer start-up.
Answers: 1 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; 2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; 3 Hispaniola; 4 Mexico; 5 Absolute zero; 6 Sir Walterf Raleigh; 7 Gerald Ford in 1974; 8 White; 9 The Elephant Man; 10 Ascot.
Zero point energy is the kinetic energy retained by the molecules of a substance when it is reduced to the temperature of absolute zero. "Scientists have cooled specimens to less than 1 degree Kelvin of the absolute zero point temperature.
The key to the more compact system is a niobium chip that becomes a superconductor when chilled to nearly absolute zero.
They start off as very cold areas with temperatures just above absolute zero. Because of the very low temperature, the gases in the cloud become molecular - meaning they group together.
The company reached the fastest speed after cooling the transistor to near absolute zero, but claimed the chip still ran at 300GHz at room temperature.
We were taught that God built the material world from a kind of absolute zero. The technical term for this zero is ex nihilo--"out of nothing." When God spoke a word into this void, the divine idea immediately took shape and became a reality: light, land, creeping things, even human beings.
GP-B's super-conducting gyroscopes were chilled to 1.8[degrees] Kelvin (1.8[degrees]C, or 3.2[degrees]F, above absolute zero) in a liquid-helium-filled dewar during the mission, which launched in April 2004.