Latest Snowflake Stories

2009-04-07 12:45:30

Water usually crystallises as hexagonal rings but scientist at the University of Liverpool have discovered a five-sided ice chain that breaks the usual rules. Researchers, in collaboration with University College London and the Fritz-Haber Institut in Berlin, created the first moments of water condensing on matter "“ a process vital for the formation of clouds in the atmosphere "“ by analysing how the two interact on a flat copper surface. Ice has rarely been viewed at the...

2009-02-25 08:40:00

Exquisitely detailed and beautifully symmetrical, the snowflakes that David Griffeath makes are icy jewels of art. But don't be fooled; there is some serious science behind the University of Wisconsin-Madison mathematician's charming creations. Although they look as if they tumbled straight from the clouds, these "snowfakes" are actually the product of an elaborate computer model designed to replicate the wildly complex growth of snow crystals. Four years in the making, the model that...

2009-01-20 10:00:00

RICHMOND, BC, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Catalyst Paper announced today that, to match production with orders, it will take curtailments at its Crofton and Elk Falls mills in British Columbia as well as its Snowflake, Arizona mill. This will remove 55,000 tonnes of newsprint from production in the first quarter. The Crofton # 1 paper machine, which produces 140,000 tonnes of newsprint on an annualised basis, will be idled on February 1 and remain shut down until market conditions...

2008-09-08 09:00:44

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 8, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Renegy Holdings, Inc. (Renegy) (Nasdaq:RNGY), a renewable energy company focused on acquiring, developing and operating a growing portfolio of biomass power generation facilities, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week with elected officials and other dignitaries to formally commemorate the recent startup of its 24 megawatt ("MW") biomass power generation facility located in Snowflake, Arizona. Renegy's Snowflake biomass plant, Arizona's...

2008-08-14 18:00:39

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 14, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Renegy Holdings, Inc. (Renegy) (Nasdaq:RNGY), a renewable energy company focused on acquiring, developing and operating a growing portfolio of biomass power generation facilities, today provided an update on its current business activities and reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008. During the second quarter, Renegy commenced commercial operations of its first biomass power plant located in Snowflake, Arizona....

2008-06-27 06:02:32

By Anonymous NEWSPRINT Consolidation in the North American paper industry continued in early February with Catalyst Paper's acquisition of AbitibiBowater's 375,000 tonnes/yr Snowflake, AZ, newsprint mill for $161 million. AbitibiBowater will use the proceeds to repay debt. The acquisition of Snowflake boosts Catalyst's total newsprint production capacity by 60% to about 980,000 tonnes/yr, and moves the company into fourth place in the North American newsprint production hierarchy with an...

2008-02-13 12:00:40

Renegy Holdings, Inc. (Renegy) (NASDAQ: RNGY) announced today that its Snowflake White Mountain Power ("Snowflake") biomass plant is on schedule to begin commercial operations during the second quarter of 2008. The remaining milestones to achieve commercial operation of the plant, and their target completion dates, are as follows: -- First fire of boiler - February -- Steam turbine started - March -- Plant begins generating electrical power - May -- Full commercial operations - June...

2008-01-17 09:11:51

Three-dimensional snowflakes can now be grown in a computer using a program developed by mathematicians at UC Davis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. No two snowflakes are truly alike, but they can be very similar to each other, said Janko Gravner, a mathematics professor at UC Davis. Why they are not more different from each other is a mystery, Gravner said. Being able to model the process might answer some of these questions. Intricate, incredibly variable and beautiful, snowflakes...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'