Latest Freezing Stories
A team of Harvard researchers has developed a superior method for keeping metal surfaces free of ice and frost.
Scientists have made an important step forward in their understanding of cryoprotectants â€“ compounds that act as natural 'antifreeze' to protect drugs, food and tissues stored at sub-zero temperatures.
RUB chemists unmask natural antifreeze and describe their discovery in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
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.
Supercooling, a state where liquids do not solidify even below their normal freezing point, still puzzles scientists today.
The same antifreeze proteins that keep organisms from freezing in cold environments can also prevent ice from melting at warmer temperatures
The same antifreeze proteins that keep organisms from freezing in cold environments also can prevent ice from melting at warmer temperatures.
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.
Scientists have identified a novel antifreeze molecule in a freeze-tolerant Alaska beetle able to survive temperatures below minus 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
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.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.