Try to remember the coldest thing you've ever felt. An ice-cream-induced brain freeze? Sub-zero temps during a Chicago winter? You couldn't come close to comparing that experience to the frigid temperatures allowed by physics. In January 2017, a team of scientists announced they have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature colder than thought possible.
A Really Cool Drum—Literally
It Gets Colder
The Bose-Einstein Condensate
This video gives a great explanation of the coldest stuff ever.
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Written by Joanie Faletto February 1, 2017
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