kevan + ice   41

BBC - Earth - There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up
"Pathogenic viruses that can infect humans or animals might be preserved in old permafrost layers, including some that have caused global epidemics in the past."
pestilence  ice  history 
may 2017 by kevan
The Icicle Atlas
"The Icicle Atlas is a collection of images, time-lapse movies and time-series data on 237 distinct laboratory-grown icicles, made at the University of Toronto, Department of Physics, between 2008 and 2012."
ice  science 
march 2015 by kevan
Mystery Solved: “Sailing Stones” of Death Valley Seen in Action for the First Time | Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
"On sunny days, the ice begins to melt and break up into large floating panels, which light winds drive across the playa, pushing rocks in front of them and leaving trails in the soft mud below the surface."
stone  ice  mysteries 
august 2014 by kevan
Siemens unveils proposal for future London Underground train - Railway Gazette
"The proposed system features onboard tanks containing a phase-changing polymer which would be cooled below its freezing point when the train was running on surface sections of the network. On underground sections heat transferred from the air-conditioning system would be used to melt the polymer again."
transport  london  physics  ice  future 
october 2013 by kevan
Acoustics Monitoring Program - Icequakes (Bloop)
"Icequakes are of sufficient amplitude to be detected on multiple sensors at a range of over 5000 km. Based on the arrival azimuth, the iceberg(s) generating “Bloop” most likely were between Bransfield Straits and the Ross Sea, or possibly at Cape Adare, a well know source of cryogenic signals."
ice  sound  mysteries  via:brendan 
november 2012 by kevan
Japanese Ice Aquarium Offers Cool Alternative to Normal Aquariums
"Bathed in blue light, presumably for atmosphere, the specimens include about 80 different species of marine life, flash frozen as they're unloaded at Kesennuma's port on the Pacific Ocean."
fish  ice  japan 
july 2011 by kevan
iCream - Google Maps
"Using the music played by ice cream vans to learn stuff. Maybe. What do ice cream van territories look like? How big are they? Do they overlap?"
food  maps  ice  music  transport  sound 
june 2009 by kevan
Gallery - Snowflakes as you've never seen them before - New Scientist
"These photos were taken by Kenneth Libbrecht of CalTech, using a specially-designed snowflake photomicroscope. They show real snow crystals that fell to earth in northern Ontario, Alaska, Vermont, the Michigan Upper Peninsula, and the Sierra Nevada mountains of California."
ice  photos  nano  via:clare 
december 2008 by kevan
Exclusive: The methane time bomb - Climate Change, Environment - The Independent
"The first evidence that millions of tons of a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide is being released into the atmosphere from beneath the Arctic seabed has been discovered by scientists."
apocalypse  ice  science  via:mcios 
september 2008 by kevan
Iceland police shoot second Greenland polar bear | The Daily Telegraph
"It is believed the bear travelled several hundred kilometres from Greenland atop an ice floe, probably landing near the town of Saudarkrokur, on the Skaga fjord, where it was seen and killed."
mammals  iceland  police  death  ice 
june 2008 by kevan
Intelligent paint turns roads pink in icy conditions - New Scientist Tech
"A new temperature-sensitive varnish developed by researchers at French company Eurovia can be applied to road surfaces to warn drivers about dangerous conditions."
paint  ice  travel  technology  via:infosthetics 
april 2008 by kevan
Code of Practice on Noise from Ice Cream Van Chimes etc. 1982 [pdf]
"It is an Offence to sound your chimes so as to cause annoyance: [...] Except on approach to a selling point [...] When in sight of another ice-cream van which is trading [...] More often than once every 2 hours in the same street."
food  law  ice  sound  via:tim  filetype:pdf  media:document 
june 2007 by kevan
New Scientist Environment Blog: A new Arctic island is born into our warming world
"We knew the land was there, but until Arctic explorer Dennis Schmitt, from California, spotted a thawed strait on an expedition in summer 2005, no-one had realised that the island was [no longer] connected to the mainland."
weather  ice  world 
april 2007 by kevan
Seed: New Zealand Scientists May Microwave Colossal Squid
"A colossal squid weighing nearly half a tonne and believed to be the biggest ever caught is being kept on ice as scientists ponder whether to put it into a massive microwave oven." Includes the tractor-tire squid-ring cliche.
squid  techology  ice  via:holly 
march 2007 by kevan
The Ice Harvest (2005)
Dully generic small-town-America suitcase-of-money thing. Some good, casual gun-pulling at the end, but otherwise forgettable.
filmlog  1star  death  money  ice  crime 
april 2006 by kevan
The Onion - Nation's Snowmen March Against Global Warming
"Late word arrived Tuesday evening that the Moscow protest was violently dispersed by riot police bearing hot-water hoses and snow blowers."
ice  politics  humour  weather 
march 2006 by kevan
MosNews: Snowmen Parade in Moscow Street
"Three balls of snow on top of each other, a carrot for a nose, a bucket for a hat, straw for hair. At the moment there are more than 200 figures, but this is just the beginning."
ice  russia 
march 2006 by kevan
Popular Science: Save a Snowflake for Decades
"The tendencies of superglue to seep into the tiniest nooks and crannies, harden on contact with water, and solidify rapidly make it perfect for taking an impression of something that is very small, made of water, and ephemeral."
ice  science  via:arbroath 
march 2006 by kevan
The Straight Dope: How was ice made and sold in pre-industrial times?
"Better transportation, notably railroads, reduced losses, but even as of 1879, when the annual harvest was upward of eight million tons, about three million turned to water before it could reach market."
ice  history 
march 2006 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Freezer failure ends couple's hopes of life after death
"Raymond Martinot and his wife were the toast of the world cryonics movement. [...] The couple's bodies were removed from their faulty freezer and cremated this week. Under French law a corpse must be buried, cremated or formally donated to science."
ice  death  science  technology  france  via:arbroath 
march 2006 by kevan - Eye-to-eye with a giant squid
"Children who come to view Archi, whose tentacles are doubled back and forth above him in a custom-made box in Melbourne Aquarium, will be safe. The 7m monster is trapped in the biggest block of ice ever made in Australia."
squid  ice  todo 
december 2005 by kevan
HeatedDriveway.Com - Stop Shoveling! Stop Snowblowing! Stop Plowing!
Thinking it'd be an amusing idea, and it actually existing; concrete with embedded hot-water pipes, for thousands of dollars. "Imagine, no shoveling, no loud snow plow, no recruiting neighbor kids to work on a cold day."
ice  weather  fire  transport  construction  lunacy 
december 2005 by kevan
The Age: Scientists discover 'singing' iceberg
"Sound waves from the iceberg had a frequency of around 0.5 hertz, too low to be heard by humans, but by playing them at higher speed the iceberg sounded like a swarm of bees or an orchestra warming up."
ice  sound  music  bees 
november 2005 by kevan
MosNews: 15 Years in a Fridge
"The man is suffering a rare heat exchange disorder and cannot stand temperatures over 5 degrees Celsius. For nearly fifteen years now, Matyukhin has been living in a fridge."
russia  ice  medicine  science  prison 
october 2005 by kevan
The Blob (1958)
Wonderfully randomly-earnest 50s-teenager nonsense, with a monster cheap and vague enough to avoid too much dated absurdity, and a fantastically deadpan fireman at the end.
filmlog  3stars  monsters  aliens  ice 
october 2005 by kevan
75 Degrees South: Halley VI
Alice's antarctic-researcher brother reviews the Halley VI: "Unless they make [the fresh water tanks] a bit bigger I suspect there will still be a bit of shovelling on windy or cold days when the dozer won't run."
ice  architecture 
july 2005 by kevan
New Scientist - New Antarctic base will ski to safety
As designed by Professor John Frink, presumably. "The new base, called Halley VI, will consist of a series of pods, each atop six mechanical legs on skis." Some wonderful pictures of it.
ice  architecture  limbs 
july 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | High summer
"They sailed for days on end, looking for the great sculpted icebergs Salgado had heard about. When he found one that looked like a turreted medieval castle, he realised his visit had been worthwhile." Astonishing photos of icebergs and penguins.
photos  ice  birds 
july 2005 by kevan | Boffins create zombie dogs
"The dogs are brought back to life by returning the blood to their bodies, giving them 100 per cent oxygen and applying electric shocks to restart their hearts."
dogs  death  zombies  science  ice 
june 2005 by kevan
Yahoo! News: Giant Popsicle Melts, Floods NYC Park
"The 25-foot-tall, 17 1/2-ton treat of frozen Snapple juice melted faster than expected Tuesday, flooding Union Square in downtown Manhattan with kiwi-strawberry-flavored fluid that sent pedestrians scurrying for higher ground."
food  ice  water  advertising 
june 2005 by kevan
village voice > Polar Eclipse
19th century arguments in favour of pro-active climate change. "People would be gathering oranges off the trees in Central Park, or picking cocoanuts from palms along the Battery, [and] hunting crocodiles off the Statue of Liberty."
history  weather  ice  food  reptiles  via:collision 
may 2005 by kevan
UncommonGoods: Global Warming Mug
"Just pour in a hot cup of coffee, and the ocean starts to spread across the continent as ice caps melt and water levels rise."
drinks  ice  world  water  pollution 
may 2005 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Hello darkness, my old friend...
Winter in Iceland - darkness and board games and suicide. "'Those who cannot live with it,' said Dr Sveinsson, with the chuckle of a James Bond villain, 'They will die.'"
death  games  ice  iceland  light  weather 
november 2004 by kevan
lovesetpixel: I Love Snow
Observer-interactive virtual snowstorm. "I am in my room and I would like it to snow. To do this I will create an artistic representation/simulation of snow via computation, and interact with the snow through my body." Impressive video.
air  ice  simulation  videos  weather 
october 2004 by kevan
The Webtender: In my bar - Select
Search a cocktail database, using the ingredients that you have in your "bar". Rather a lot of boring "orange juice + spirit" ones, though.
drinks  ice 
september 2004 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Turkmen leader orders ice palace
"President Niyazov of Turkmenistan has ordered the construction of a palace made of ice in the heart of his desert country, one of the hottest on earth."
architecture  ice  lunacy  politics 
august 2004 by kevan
Yahoo! News - We All Scream for Ice Cream
Excellent headline; an ice-cream man opens fire on a customer. "Miller was arrested in his ice cream truck a short distance from the incident."
food  ice  police  weapons 
august 2004 by kevan
Subliminal Advertising
Insights into subliminal advertising, starting with some basic psychology and ending up staring insanely into ice-cubes for sharks of doom.
advertising  ice  lunacy  psychology 
july 2004 by kevan
LRB | Reasons to be Miserable
Harsh and misplaced Russian cities: "The more centralised an empire, the more imagination is required: not just to visualise what might be made of a newly acquired territory, but to believe that the very remotest fringes exist as real places."
cities  dereliction  ice  politics  russia  society 
july 2004 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | Designers challenged to build 'city on ice'
"Researchers will today launch the world's most demanding architectural challenge: to design a hotel and workshop on an Antarctic ice shelf."
architecture  design  ice 
june 2004 by kevan
Pollen : 4
Beautiful icy-liquid pollen turbulence, in Proce55ing.
art  emergence  ice 
may 2004 by kevan

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