thermodynamics

We Knew Black Holes Have a Temperature. It Turns out They Also Have a Pressure

Black holes have a pressure as well as a temperature, thanks to the thermodynamics of quantum gravity.

4 months ago

Can We Now Predict When A Neutron Star Will Give Birth To A Black Hole?

New research has shed light on what the maximum amount of mass a neutron star can achieve before it collapses…

6 years ago

What If We Dug a Tunnel Through the Earth?

If we could dig a tunnel through the Earth, what would happen? And is this even possible? (more…)

6 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 391: Entropy

Have you ever been doing thermodynamics in a closed system and noticed that there’s a finite number of ways that…

6 years ago

What is Hooke’s Law?

The spring is a marvel of human engineering and creativity. For one, it comes in so many varieties - the…

7 years ago

What is Entropy?

Perhaps there's no better way to understand entropy than to grasp the second law of thermodynamics, and vice versa. This…

13 years ago