Is there an opposite to absolute zero?
A Sense of Scale
Travel from absolute zero to what may be the highest temperature of all.
From Galileo's thermoscope to a recent experiment that reached less than a billionth of a degree above absolute zero
In the U.S., refrigeration played a key role in the rise of cities—and the final subjugation of native cultures in the West.
Physicist Luis Orozco on enigmatic substances called BECs that form just above absolute zero
Can You Go?
In our virtual lab, use the "cascade" process to achieve dramatically lower temperatures.
States of Matter
Adjust temperature and pressure, and watch as gases become liquids, liquids harden into solids, and more.
A Matter of Degrees
Create your own temperature scale, then see how it compares to those of Fahrenheit and Celsius.
Anatomy of a Refrigerator
You likely have one, but do you know how it works?
The Ice Trade
In this game, dispatch 10 ships loaded with natural ice to Florida, Brazil, or India. Can you make a profit?