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2013-10-10 13:46:06

A group of Canadian researchers says they’ve finally figured out why icicles grow with those characteristic ripples. The answer, they say, is the amount of impurities in the water, particularly salt.

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2010-12-03 08:10:00

A team of physicists from the University of Toronto and Rutgers University have mimicked the explosion of a supernova in miniature.

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2009-07-07 16:30:00

Just about any road with a loose surface — sand or gravel or snow — develops ripples that make driving a very shaky experience.

2009-06-04 13:06:00

COLUMBIA, Md., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arbitron Inc.

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2008-12-16 10:50:00

Physicists at the University of Toronto have cracked the mystery behind the strange and uncannily well-ordered hexagonal columns found at such popular tourist sites as Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway and California's Devil's Postpile, using water, corn starch, and a heat lamp.

2007-10-02 09:01:05

By Brueilly, Kevin E Williamson, Elizabeth M; Morris, G Stephen Background and Purpose.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.