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(Today I Found Out)   Scientists have been sitting around for decades trying to answer the compelling question of what happens when you freeze water and don't allow it to expand. Finally, there is an answer   ( divider line
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8822 clicks; posted to Geek » on 16 Jan 2014 at 12:31 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-15 11:52:48 PM  
4 votes:

Monkeyfark Ridiculous:'re saying there was a problem, and yo, they solved it?

No, it's under pressure.
2014-01-16 12:01:58 AM  
3 votes:
They made Ice-Nine, you fools.  Everybody cash in your 401(k)s.
2014-01-16 02:57:45 AM  
2 votes:
Too lazy to lick on all the links in that article, but I would really have enjoyed a few diagrams of the changing crystalline structure of the different forms of ice.
2014-01-15 11:53:28 PM  
2 votes:
The majority of ice's final forms were discovered in part by a group of researchers in the Chemistry department of Oxford University who were able to create Ice XII, XIV and XV for the first time.

Vonnegut beat you to it.
2014-01-16 11:23:14 AM  
1 vote:

Marcus Aurelius: Gosling: Marcus Aurelius: They made Ice-Nine, you fools.  Everybody cash in your 401(k)s.

That's not even its final form.

This is its final form:
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Change anything about it and life ceases to exist.

Looks alot like this.

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2014-01-16 10:26:26 AM  
1 vote:
What happens? Stupid-ass boutique "ice" that raises the price of a cocktail by 150% or more, that's what happens. Then the idiot drink snobs who would soil themselves at the idea of drinking plain whiskey write reams of crap about how it "improves the mouthfeel" of their silly little cocktails that all boil down to "vodka and fruity stuff" or "yet another version of a Manhattan or old-fashioned".
2014-01-16 08:06:02 AM  
1 vote:

Agarista: Too lazy to lick on all the links in that article

That's unsanitary.
2014-01-16 04:39:48 AM  
1 vote:
2014-01-16 04:03:16 AM  
1 vote:

relaxitsjustme: It seems like there should be some use for that outward pressure.

/I guess steam is easier

We've used it for some pretty interesting construction projects - lifting things, breaking them open, but it's generally too slow for modern society.  Steam is quicker, not easier.
2014-01-16 01:13:44 AM  
1 vote:

uttertosh: yeah, at the centre of the sun - have you any idea how many zeroes in a terapascal?!?

Twelve if expressed as 1,000,000,000,000. One if 1x10^11
2014-01-16 01:01:43 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-01-16 12:39:36 AM  
1 vote:
Ever since high school chemistry, I've been teased because I thought water was pretty interesting. This article won't help.
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