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2010-04-28 13:36:49

Scientists have discovered that changes in the amount of ice floating in the polar oceans are causing sea levels to rise.

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2010-04-26 13:20:00

High in the Mackenzie Mountains, scientists are finding a treasure trove of ancient hunting tools being revealed as warming temperatures melt patches of ice that have been in place for thousands of years.

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2010-04-08 06:48:59

The US National Snow and Ice Data Center reports that the extent of sea ice over the Arctic Ocean grew until the last day of March, which is the latest the annual melting season has begun in 31 years of satellite records.

2010-03-22 06:39:00

LONDON, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ICE Futures Europe, a leading regulated London-based futures exchange for global energy markets, today announced strong volumes in the first week of trading of the ICE TTF Natural Gas futures contract. ICE Futures Europe introduced the contract on 15 March.

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

2010-03-03 08:00:00

BEVERLY, Mass., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensitech Inc.'s new TempTale®4 USB Dry Ice temperature monitor is the first on the market to offer a self-contained, probeless temperature monitor with automatic Adobe® PDF file generation capabilities and a USB communications interface.

2010-02-19 16:28:00

MIAMI, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeffrey H. Sloman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Anthony V. Mangione, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Investigations, John V.

2010-02-04 11:13:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of Maryland recently upheld their commitment to green procurement with the purchase of Ice B'Gone®, an all-natural road de-icing product.

2010-01-28 14:47:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The wait is over for consumers and the hospitality industry alike, Apple's iPad tablet has been formally introduced to the world.

2010-01-25 08:15:00

FRANKENMUTH, Mich., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready to be dazzled when Zehnder's Snowfest 2010 returns to the Bavarian town of Frankenmuth on Wednesday, January 27. The 19th annual event runs through February 1.


Latest Ice Reference Libraries

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2010-10-07 15:28:10

James Irwin was an American astronaut, an engineer, and was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was born James Benson Irwin on March 17, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He lived a fairly normal childhood and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1947. He went on to attend the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951. Following the Naval Academy, he attended the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Science in...

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2009-07-06 16:09:35

Soft rime is a type of milky white ice that forms when water droplets in light freezing fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. This formation usually occurs with light winds or in calm conditions. The rime forms to the windward (side facing the wind) side of solid objects. Soft rime is similar in appearance to hoar frost, but is formed differently. Soft rime is formed when vapor first condenses to liquid droplets and then attaches to the surface. Hoar frost is formed when water vapor is...

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2009-07-06 15:49:33

Hard rime is a type of white ice that forms when water droplets found in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. Hard rime is most often found on trees atop mountains and high ridges in winter, when low clouds cause freezing fog. This fog freezes along the windward (sides facing the wind) side of trees, buildings, and any other solid objects. The air temperature needed for hard rime to form is less than 29 degrees Fahrenheit and typically higher than 17 degrees Fahrenheit. High wind is...

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2009-07-04 15:43:10

Clear Ice refers to a solid precipitation that forms when air temperature is between 32 degrees and 27 degrees Fahrenheit and there is a presence of super-cooled, large drops of water (from freezing fog). A rapid build up and slow dispersing of latent heat of fusion favors conditions for the formation of the transparent ice. A similar phenomenon occurs when freezing rain or drizzle hit's a surface and freezes causing what is known as glaze. When clear ice forms on the ground, it is...

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tapinage
  • The act of lurking; skulking about; hiding; keeping from sight.
The word 'tapinage' comes French 'se tapir' meaning 'to crouch, squat'.