Tag: Entropy

Outgrowing Life (Robert Wadlow)

December 31, 2011 By arne hendriks 3

Robert Wadlow was the tallest person that ever lived. He suffered from a rare condition known as Acromegaly where the anterior hypophysis produces excess growth hormone after the¬†epiphyseal plates close. At the time of his death at only 22 years of age Wadlow measured 272…

The Second Law of Thermodynamics

August 16, 2010 By arne hendriks 0

The second law of thermodynamics, also called the entropy law,¬† says that the disorder of a spontaneous system is a function of its mass and energy. Entropy is a measure of disorder, decay, or chaos within a system. More mass and energy mean more possible…