Clever video shows how a beautifully intricate snowflake gets formed

Here's a clever video that shows the "formation" of a snowflake. It's actually footage of a snowflake melting but it's played in reverse so it seems like we're seeing the birth of a snowflake. But even though it uses that bit of trickery, it's such a beautiful process to see. I wish we could see it in real life. » 12/08/14 10:55pm 12/08/14 10:55pm

This snowflake zoomed in 50,000 times looks like a mutant alien virus

This is not your typical electron microscope snowflake photo, usually delicate and beautiful. It's a capped column snowflake zoomed in 50,000 times. Those intriguing and sightly gross flabby little hair thingies on both ends of the flake are rime ice. » 6/30/14 8:28pm 6/30/14 8:28pm

Giant Light-Up Snowflake iPhone Dock Will Really Tie the Room Together

Earlier this week we called on industrial designers to bring consumer electronics back to an age of handsome, dignified character. Designer Sylvain Gerber seems to disagree, unveiling an enormous wacky iPhone dock shaped like a snowflake and covered in lights. » 7/29/10 4:40pm 7/29/10 4:40pm