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Do you know, how to walk on ice? Here is a way…

walking on ice

Infographic by Curtis Whaley. (Via Mental Floss)

Night time clouds have a big role in melting of Greenland Ice Sheet

Meltwater stream flowing into a large moulin in the ablation zone (area below the equilibrium line) of the Greenland ice sheet. (Image courtesy: Roger J. Braithwaite, The University of Manchester, UK / Source: NASA)
Meltwater stream flowing into a large moulin in the ablation zone (area below the equilibrium line) of the Greenland ice sheet. (Image courtesy: Roger J. Braithwaite, The University of Manchester, UK / Source: NASA)

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Clouds, particularly at night, have a huge role in the melting of Greenland ice sheet, whether these clouds have snow or liquid. Continue reading Night time clouds have a big role in melting of Greenland Ice Sheet

Anti-Icing strategy inspired by Ice Skating

Ice (Credit: Steven DePolo/Flickr)

At the surface of frozen water, even at temperatures below 0 °C, ice’s hexagonal structure breaks down and forms a liquid-like layer that lubricates the surface, allowing figure skaters to spin and glide. Inspired by skating, a team at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has created an anti-icing coating that uses a self-lubricating layer of water between the ice and the sample surface. The team will report its latest results at the APS March Meeting.

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