Latest Snowflake Stories

2014-01-02 23:25:38

Transforming snowflake coloring pages and fun time games have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready for fun activities in the New Year together with the kids. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 Kick off the New Year with fun activities for kids. Adorable snowflake coloring pages that transform into window clings and fun time games have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Let the kids have a blast learning and creating this year. Adorable snowflake coloring pages provide...

High-Speed Camera Captures Snowflake Geometries In Midair
2013-04-10 13:57:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is said that no two snowflakes are alike and new research from the University of Utah shows just how unique the cold-weather precipitation can be. Using a high-speed camera system, the researchers were able to capture images of individual snowflakes and determine how fast they were falling to the ground. "For forecasting the weather, fall speed is the thing that matters," Tim Garrett, an associate professor of atmospheric...

Meteor Smoke Helps Form Noctilucent Clouds
2012-08-08 13:33:19

Watch the Video : [ Meteor Smoke Makes Strange Clouds ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bits of "meteor smoke" have been detected in a noctilucent cloud (NLC), supporting an already existing theory. Noctilucent clouds were first noticed in 1885 about two years after the eruption of Krakatoa. Ash from the volcano caused great sunsets, making it a global past time for people to sit and look up at the sky at dust. A German named T.W. Backhouse, who is credited...

2012-05-29 23:01:27

Interactive multitouch software Snowflake Suite version 3.0 is the 30th release and is now available out of the box with 14 languages and in five hot new flavors; Developer, Lite, Entertainment, Presentation and Ultimate. (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 NUITEQ®, the award winning multitouch software technology company, announced today that is has reached an important milestone with the launch of the 30th release of its interactive multitouch software product Snowflake Suite. The new release,...

2010-06-14 14:20:00

As turboprop and jet aircraft climb or descend under certain atmospheric conditions, they can inadvertently seed mid-level clouds and cause narrow bands of snow or rain to develop and fall to the ground, new research finds. Through this seeding process, they leave behind odd-shaped holes or channels in the clouds, which have long fascinated the public. The key ingredient for developing these holes in the clouds: water droplets at subfreezing temperatures, below about 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-15...

2009-12-24 06:30:00

Yet another holiday season is here and what would Christmas be without the critique of what is right and what is wrong when it comes to the holidays? This time around its not whether we should say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, but criticism over how snowflakes are depicted in popular children's books and holiday cards. These "faux" snowflakes have four, five, and sometimes eight sides and seem to defy the laws of physics. Manufacturers of Christmas cards, advertising agencies and book...

2009-12-07 14:41:57

There is more to the snowflake than its ability to delight schoolchildren and snarl traffic. The structure of the frosty flakes also fascinate ice chemists like Purdue University's Travis Knepp, a doctoral candidate in analytical chemistry who studies the basics of snowflake structure to gain more insight into the dynamics of ground-level, or "tropospheric," ozone depletion in the Arctic. "A lot of chemistry occurs on ice surfaces," Knepp said. "By better understanding the physical structure...

2009-11-25 02:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In a unique musical celebration of sharing in the name of peace, ccMixter.org music makers have joined remix artist Snowflake in the creation of a remarkable holiday album. Proudly published by ArtisTech Media as their first release since assuming operational responsibility for ccMixter.org, Peace of Winter unites an incredibly diverse community of music makers to produce a fresh new collection of tunes that capture the spirit of the holidays and the...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'