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- adv. With regard to thermodynamics
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In accordance with the laws of thermodynamics.
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- adv. with respect to thermodynamics
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This is thermodynamically possible only because of a continuous input of free energy, part of which is released from cells to their environment as heat.
Laarman was blessed with an impossibly precocious start: His senior project at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands was a radiator called "Heatwave" that turned a traditional household object into a Baroque structural filigree that was as thermodynamically functional as it was beautiful.
Modern science worships the consumptive side of reality, the material half that is descending thermodynamically toward annihilation, but never quite gets there.
As for "I can assure you that there is no way that spending heat energy to make hydrogen to be burned to make heat energy can be anything but a losing proposition ... thermodynamically, and hence - with certainty - economically, this is a loser."
I can assure you that there is no way that spending heat energy to make hydrogen to be burned to make heat energy can be anything but a losing proposition ... thermodynamically, and hence - with certainty - economically, this is a loser.
Several claim that it is thermodynamically impossible because heat cannot be transferred from a cool substance to a warmer substance (0430, 2210.5): for example, blankets cannot make you warmer than body temperature (1707, 0183.1,).
I've not had physics since high school and that was a painfully long time ago, so with some trepidation I'll suggest that the statement "Thermodynamics requires is that no NET energy be transferred from a hotter to a colder body." is both grammatically and thermodynamically flawed.
Rather, it makes far more sense thermodynamically to see living systems as collections of hundreds, if not thousands, of subsystems existing in a highly coordinated arrangement.
Now a new paper coming out in Astrobiology pre-pub version online here shows that 10 of the 20 amino acids in life on earth are thermodynamically favored, and would likely emerge under a variety of conditions.
That these planets are hotter than their host star seems to run against what I would thermodynamically expect.