Not sure - I dont use thermodynamics - Dont like new stuff am old school
Imo skills and better items still counter it - If a fight is decided by thermodynamics its bloody close anyway.
Afaik it reduces damage the modules take.
Thanks. I figured that, but I cant find anywhere that explicitly states it as an attribute. Theres been moments where just that little bit was all I needed. Like when my drake got popped .00001 seconds before I activated a jumpgate. =D