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2015-02-11 13:09:22

Scientists at NASA found that fluffy ice on comet surfaces crystallize as the comet travels and heats up, while the interior stays very cold, creating a fried ice cream effect.

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2008-01-31 14:37:45

A less commonly known distinction of water, but one of great interest to physical chemists, is its odd behavior at its transition to the glassy phase.

2006-06-21 10:00:00

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 cyropreserved without formation of damaging ice.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.