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2012-06-13 08:02:48

A team of Harvard researchers has developed a superior method for keeping metal surfaces free of ice and frost.

2011-06-23 20:00:45

Scientists have made an important step forward in their understanding of cryoprotectants – compounds that act as natural 'antifreeze' to protect drugs, food and tissues stored at sub-zero temperatures.

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2010-08-25 20:02:57

RUB chemists unmask natural antifreeze and describe their discovery in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

2010-07-01 16:13:06

New research by UC Davis wheat geneticist Jorge Dubcovsky and his colleagues could lead to new strategies for improving freezing tolerance in wheat, which provides more than one-fifth of the calories consumed by people around the world.

2010-04-21 13:55:56

Supercooling, a state where liquids do not solidify even below their normal freezing point, still puzzles scientists today.

2010-03-03 13:41:11

The same antifreeze proteins that keep organisms from freezing in cold environments can also prevent ice from melting at warmer temperatures

2010-03-01 16:14:20

The same antifreeze proteins that keep organisms from freezing in cold environments also can prevent ice from melting at warmer temperatures.

2009-12-18 13:58:59

Using a microscope the size of a football field, researchers from The University of Western Ontario are studying why some insects can survive freezing, while others cannot.

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2009-12-15 07:24:15

Scientists have identified a novel antifreeze molecule in a freeze-tolerant Alaska beetle able to survive temperatures below minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

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2009-11-24 08:48:11

Insects exposed to subzero temperatures can adapt to the extreme climate to survive freezing temperatures, but until now, antifreeze molecules had not been isolated from freeze-tolerant animals.


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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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