- Maxwell’s demon goes quantum, can do work, write and erase data
Matthew Francis at Ars Technica discusses some new theoretical work that could upend the thought experiment most off used to deflate attempts at designing perpetual motion machines–at least in the realm of classical physics and information theory. More intriguing is that the idea is based on similarities to existing three state systems so could possibly have applications on down the road, at least once we have more accessible quantum computers or consumer electronics that also rely on properties specific to quantum mechanical systems.
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