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Posts tagged ice crystals

July 26, 2013

 

ice cream in a cup

Ice Cream Is Not So Simple!

Milk, sugar, cream, maybe some strawberries. What could be simpler?

June 25, 2013

 

mosquito on yellow surface

Mosquitos In Winter

When it gets cold, a biochemical process replaces some of the water in the mosquito's body with glycerol.

February 19, 2013

 

head of lettuce

Why Lettuce Should NOT Be Frozen

A Moment of Science wonders, why isn't there any frozen lettuce?

December 5, 2011

 

painted turtle

Painted Turtles Have A Natural Antifreeze

Although painted turtles don't have much else in common with automobiles, their wintertime coping strategies include antifreeze, too.

February 16, 2011

 

snowflakes on a piece of grass

Why Does Snow Seem To Make Sounds In Winter?

We've all heard the creaking sound of snow in winter. Did you know there is science behind the sound?

August 2, 2010

 

A bowl of vanilla and strawberry ice cream

Glycoproteins, Xylomannan, And Bug Protein In Your Ice Cream

Did you know that scientists are studying how bugs survive in harsh, frozen environments to learn how to keep our ice cream cold?

September 17, 2009

 

Clouds blocking sun

It’s Raining Bacteria! The Truth About Clouds

Some clouds appear light and fluffy. Others dark and menacing. But are all clouds made of bacteria?

July 29, 2004

 

How Clouds Float

Learn how clouds float on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Floating Clouds

Clouds form when warm, moist air rises to a greater altitude, causing it to expand and cool. Eventually, water vapor in the cooled air condenses into the droplets that form clouds.

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