Science NewsCurated by RSF Research Staff Home > Science News > Superfluid helium behaves like black holes Physicists have modeled superfluid helium with computer simulations and found that it's entropic properties are similar to those of black holes. Entropy is a measure of the information of a system. Black holes are maximum entropy objects. Somewhat enigmatically, thermodynamic investigations of black holes demonstrated that their entropy grows in proportion to the surface area of the event horizon, not the internal volume. The latest computations of superfluid helium suggests that it behaves in the same way as black holes, in which the entropy of the system grows at the same rate as the surface area. Further testing of superfluid helium may verify the prediction, in which case superfluid helium may become a model terrestrial system in which black hole dynamics can be studied in the laboratory; similar to analog acoustic black holes. Article: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/superfluid-helium-behaves-black-holes?tgt=nr New program aims to enable detection of extremely minute magnetic fields without shieldingMarch 22, 2017Single-atom magnets store bits of dataMarch 22, 2017New Feedback System Could Allow Greater Control Over Fusion PlasmaMarch 21, 2017Star in Closest Orbit with Black HoleMarch 15, 2017Digital AlchemyMarch 13, 2017 Sharing is caring - please share this with your friends: Facebook Twitter If you like this content, you will love the Resonance Academy.