News tagged with snow crystals

Why it snows so much in the frozen North

(Phys.org) —When it doesn't show signs of stopping, most of us just mumble a few choice words and get out the snow shovel. Scientists, however, wonder where all that snow is coming from, particularly in ...

dateDec 23, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Deep cleaning with carbon dioxide

One of the many interesting items on show is a tool that combines – in one step – cleaning with supercritical carbon dioxide and cleaning with CO2 snow.

dateOct 09, 2012 in Engineering
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Make your own flake

With little more than a plastic soda bottle, some fishing line, a sponge, and dry ice, anyone can make it snow, make it snow, make it snow... one flake at a time.

dateDec 20, 2010 in Other
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In search of speed

In ski sports, it's often only a second that separates the winners from the losers. Using equipment made of the right materials can therefore make all the difference. Researchers are simulating the gliding ...

dateJan 08, 2010 in Engineering
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