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Posts From Ahmed Ansari

Q&A: Can Temperatures Ever Drop Below Absolute Zero?

Q&A: Can Temperatures Ever Drop Below Absolute Zero?

Absolute zero is the lowest possible temperature, right? Not quite — physicists have recently developed a negative temperature system by creating an atomic gas that exists at a few billionths of a Kelvin below zero.

Fat Storage and the Discovery of Lipid Droplets: How Understanding “Basic” Processes Can Lead to More Effective Medical Treatments

Fat Storage and the Discovery of Lipid Droplets: How Understanding “Basic” Processes Can Lead to More Effective Medical Treatments

The process of how the body stores fat is often thought to be well-studied and characterized. However, Professor Tobias Walther’s research has led to the discovery that there are two different types of lipid droplets in the body that feature dramatic differences and ultimately suggest different treatment options for associated diseases.

Q&A: What Does Space Smell Like?

Q&A: What Does Space Smell Like?

A whiff of the final frontier.