A thread that has nothing to do with memes or the Singularity

Lyle Burkhead (LYBRHED@delphi.com)
Mon, 02 Dec 1996 04:53:43 -0500 (EST)

Design problem #1.

Suppose you want to build a cell that acts as a refrigerator. The cell
contains a vacuole within which the temperature can be reduced to a
point near absolute zero. How could this be done? What mechanism
could the cell use to pump heat out of a small region? We assume that
the cell has a source of energy, and that its surroundings can serve as
a heat sink.