Wondering about the different shapes of icicles? Visit the Icicle Atlas. Created by Dr. Stephen Morris and including the work of Antony Chen, the Icicle Atlas contains academic studies,"images, time-lapse movies and time-series data on 237 distinct laboratory-grown icicles." [via the New York Times]
To most of us, icicles grow naturally, usually off the roofs of poorly insulated houses. But at Utah-based Ice Castles, man-made icicle farms are growing 15,000 icicles a day. ow else do you think giant ice palaces get built? Welcome to the world of icicle farming.
What's the difference between icicles made with distilled water and icicles made with tap water? A team of scientists from the University of Toronto spun freezing water like a record, to see how it plays out.
Everyone's favorite vaguely Eastern European slingshot enthusiast is back again to endanger both himself and the people he loves. Except this time, Joerg is flinging ice—because winter is coming.
Brent Christensen's Ice Castles could be the haven for an ice queen or the hideout for a race of wintery sprites. But they're actually man-made structures, created by pouring water over an icicle structure. The results are towering architectural sculptures that seem plucked from a place of myth and legend and…
Sure, it's Summer now, but in a few months some of us will be dodging falling icicles again (especially Chicago come Spring). If it's a concern at your house, this heated gutter-guard melts icicles and snow quicker than most.