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2008-01-31 14:37:45

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Water has some amazing properties. It is the only natural substance found in all three states "” solid, liquid and gas "” within the range of natural Earth temperatures. Its solid form is less dense than its liquid form, which is why ice floats. It can absorb a great deal of heat without getting hot, has very high surface tension (helping it move through roots and capillaries "” vital to maintaining life on Earth) and is virtually incompressible. A less...

2006-06-21 10:00:00

WASHINGTON -- The latest research on water - still one of the least understood of all liquids despite a century of intensive study "“ seems to support the possibility that cells, tissues and even the entire human body could be cryopreserved without formation of damaging ice crystals, according to University of Helsinki researcher Anatoli Bogdan, Ph.D. He conducted the study, scheduled for the July 6 issue of the ACS Journal of Physical Chemistry B, one of 34 peer-review journals...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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