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The paper updates a classic 19th-century thought experiment known as Maxwell's demon, which provides a potential loophole to subvert the second law—at least temporarily.Meet Maxwell’s gambling demon—smart enough to quit while it’s ahead|Jennifer Ouellette|March 4, 2021|Ars Technica
Lord “welcomes a telephone call to answer any outstanding questions,” Maxwell said.Mnuchin defends controversial loan to private equity-backed firm in contentious Hill testimony|Yeganeh Torbati, Jeff Stein|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
Maxwell, who remains in custody pending a trial scheduled for next year, has denied wrongdoing.Ghislaine Maxwell deposition portrays her as combative, loyal defender of sex offender Epstein|Rosalind Helderman, Shayna Jacobs, Beth Reinhard, Devlin Barrett|October 22, 2020|Washington Post
Prosecutors could use Maxwell’s deposition at trial to try to impeach her credibility.Ghislaine Maxwell deposition portrays her as combative, loyal defender of sex offender Epstein|Rosalind Helderman, Shayna Jacobs, Beth Reinhard, Devlin Barrett|October 22, 2020|Washington Post
Maxwell borrowed Sade songwriter-producer Stuart Matthewman to create his 1996 loverman classic, Urban Hang Suite, and Sade’s albums cast a shadow over neo-soul in general.No Ordinary Love: An Ode To Sade|cmurray|October 9, 2020|Essence.com
Maxwell was not available for comment but has described all claims against her as “untrue” and “obvious lies.”From Playboy Prince to Dirty Old Man?|Tom Sykes|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Maxwell was not available for comment describes all claims against her as “untrue” and “obvious lies.”Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Would you believe, as Maxwell Smart used to say, that the candidate increases his lead?Texas: Where Crazy Gets Elected|Michael Tomasky|February 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Thomas left the ball exposed in one arm, and Maxwell easily stripped him of it.The Impossible Super Bowl Score: First 43-8 Football Game in a Century|Evin Demirel|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One: “Stealing shamelessly from Jan Maxwell, who was Elsa when I did it.”‘Sound of Music’ Star Laura Benanti Is About to Be One of Your Favorite Things|Kevin Fallon|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My No. 4239 addressed to Maxwell and repeated to you was sent before receiving your telegram under reply.
Maxwell in Egypt has been improvising a few; Methuen at Malta says they can't make them there.
My dear child, don't you know who the Charles Maxwell is whose name those boys are yelling?
I gave the papers to Captain Lancing and Mr. Maxwell, and asked them to see that they were securely placed away.
I immediately took a hansom to Maxwell's rooms, to find that he had gone to Paris in a great hurry.
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James Clerk Maxwell was only fourteen years old when he published his first paper-an accomplishment for anyone, but especially for one who was thought by his first tutor to be slow-witted. His precocious talents, especially in mathematics, did not go unrecognized by others, however, and he started making lasting contributions to science while still very young. In his 20s, he wrote a prize-winning essay in which he showed, based on laws of classical physics, that Saturn's rings were not a single object, but a collection of small objects-a finding not confirmed until over 120 years later, when the Voyager space probe reached the planet. His most famous work was his demonstration, done while he was in his 30s, of the existence of electromagnetic waves and his conclusion that light was also part of the electromagnetic spectrum. This set of discoveries was of fundamental importance for 20th-century physics, as it paved the road for Einstein's theories of relativity and for quantum theory. Other novel ideas of Maxwell's led to the establishment of such diverse fields as information theory and cybernetics. Little wonder, then, that Einstein said, on the centenary of Maxwell's birth in 1931, that his work had been the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton.