Here's liquid nitrogen turning into solid nitrogen in an extreme vacuum

What happens when you put liquid nitrogen in a vacuum chamber? It turns solid. And then it snows. As the vacuum lowers the pressure in the chamber, it decreases the boiling point of the liquid nitrogen which means the nitrogen boils faster. But! The boiling liquid nitrogen is also evaporating which cools itself which… » 6/25/14 9:21pm 6/25/14 9:21pm

The Futuristic Liquid Nitrogen Machine That Makes Ice Cream To Order

Despite the warm wood and cheery red accents, Smitten Ice Cream can feel a bit like a mad scientist's shop. There's the industrial-sized tank of liquid nitrogen that greets you inside the entrance of its new flagship location in Oakland. And there's the billowing clouds of nitrogen when the stainless steel ice cream… » 3/26/14 5:20pm 3/26/14 5:20pm

Watch Flowers Dipped in Liquid Nitrogen Get Smashed in Slow Motion

If you're a human, you've probably always been fascinated with liquid nitrogen. The freezing temperature. The sweet smoking effect. Hell, even the container that held liquid nitrogen was cool. And if you combine liquid nitrogen with slow motion, things get even better. Watch flowers and fruit get dipped into liquid… » 6/14/13 9:00pm 6/14/13 9:00pm

Freeze Your Target In Its Tracks With a Liquid Nitrogen Gun

Wired had a chance to play with what looks like one of the most entertaining but dangerous-looking contraptions you can easily get your hands on. Designed for use by responsible professionals like doctors, researchers, and even avant-garde chefs, the Brymill Cry-Ac 3 is capable of firing a blast of liquid nitrogen » 5/27/13 6:00pm 5/27/13 6:00pm

A Girl's Stomach Was Removed Because She Drank a Liquid Nitrogen…

When you're celebrating your birthday, it's completely normal to get a little crazy! Everybody does it. So you have to feel sorry for poor Gaby Scanlon, a British teenager, who ended her 18th birthday night with an emergency operation to remove her stomach. What? It's because she drank a cocktail that had liquid… » 10/08/12 10:00pm 10/08/12 10:00pm

What Happens When You Combine Liquid Nitrogen with 1500 Ping Pong Balls?

A massive explosion, bro. That's what you get. If you want to fast forward to the good parts, I'd suggest starting somewhere around 3:45. Though to be honest, hearing Professor Roy Lowry of Plymouth talk about the explosive potential of liquid nitrogen in its gaseous state is pretty damn interesting. [YouTube via … » 9/25/12 1:00am 9/25/12 1:00am