Matter, energy… knowledge: How to harness physics' demonic power by Stephen Battersby(New Scientist)

Running a brain-twisting thought experiment for real shows that information is a physical thing – so can we now harness the most elusive entity in the cosmos?

This is a nice little overview article of some of the history of thermodynamics relating to information in physics and includes some recent physics advances as well. There are a few references to applications in biology at the micro level as well.

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Matter, energy… knowledge: How to harness physics’ demonic power | New Scientist was originally published on Chris Aldrich

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