On A Planet Called Earth, There Live A Pair of Twin : Biology and Technology

We are keeping out our autonomous technology’s entropy low in order to keep our own entropy even lower… Who are we? Why do we need technology? Why do we create technology? ---   Have you ever feel so not creative? Of course. Everybody has. Do you know that when we are not creative or not … Continue reading On A Planet Called Earth, There Live A Pair of Twin : Biology and Technology

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How Can You Recognize Extra-terrestrial Living Organisms When You Find Them?

“Life seems to be orderly and lawful behavior of matter, not based exclusively on its tendency to go over from order to disorder, but based partly on existing order that is kept up”, said Erwin Schrödinger in his book What Is Life, published first in 1944. What is life? Before attending Biophysics class, the question … Continue reading How Can You Recognize Extra-terrestrial Living Organisms When You Find Them?

Wearable Technology : The Modern Form of Functional Fashion

When we talk about clothing and grooming, is there any clear distinction between the choices we make because of function and the choices we make other than that? For example, when choosing the right sweater to buy, is it possible if we make the decision only based on its material? Mostly no. Of course, we … Continue reading Wearable Technology : The Modern Form of Functional Fashion

Nature, A Mother That Brings Peace to All Its Children

When it comes to nature these days, it could get very miserable and unbelievable. Modern civilization have embedded in their minds that humans are supposed to overpower and master the nature, as apparent in lots of aspects in daily life. From the very long time, humans have treated nature as an object, as source of … Continue reading Nature, A Mother That Brings Peace to All Its Children

How do living organisms keep their entropy low, without violating the second law of thermodynamics?

When I first learned the laws of thermodynamics on my second semester in college, honestly, I thought of it as some physics formulas that I can apply to problems in the textbook and master it so I could answer questions in the exam. I didn’t bring it to everyday life or imagine it in every … Continue reading How do living organisms keep their entropy low, without violating the second law of thermodynamics?

How long have the atoms in your body existed?

The First Law of Thermodynamics states that the total energy of an isolated system is constant. Energy can be transformed from one form to another, but can neither be created nor destroyed. The Law of Conservation of Mass is about similar, it states that matter is neither created nor destroyed. From these theories, I can … Continue reading How long have the atoms in your body existed?