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01-05-2013, 04:42 AM
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edit: sorry, this one is actually a decent article. thought this was a different article, which was totally sensatonalist

Has to do with a very technical definition of temperature concerning energy input and entropy, not the more "classical" internal kinetic energy.

If you bring a negative temperature object into thermal contact with any normal object, heat will flow FROM the negative TO the positive. In that sense, you could think of it as hotter than anything.

This is quantum behaviour, though, acting only in tiny tiny spaces for tiny amounts of time.

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