3D-Printed Chains of Ice and the Robot-Assisted Igloos of the Future

While we're on the subject of ice and architecture, it's worth taking a quick look back at the incredible body of architectural research produced at McGill University exploring how designers and engineers can build full-scale, elaborate structures using nothing but frozen water. They call this "computer assisted ice… » 11/05/13 2:06pm 11/05/13 2:06pm

Scientists Discover New State of Matter, Could Be Used To Upgrade Microchips

McGill University researchers have discovered a new state of matter to go along with good ol' solid, liquid, gas, plasma and a handful of quantum states—it's called a quasi-three-dimensional electron crystal. While the name sounds like something that would sap Superman's powers, this new state of matter could be used… » 10/23/08 3:00am 10/23/08 3:00am