Is Every Snowflake Actually Unique?

You've been told that "no two snowflakes are alike" more times than you can count. But is that actually the case? And if so—why? Fortunately, Joe Hanson of It's Okay to Be Smart has done us the favor of breaking down the science of snowflakes, how they become so intricate, and why, even though some may appear similar,… » 1/07/14 7:30pm 1/07/14 7:30pm

Automatic 3D Snowflake Camera: Find Out For Yourself If No Two Are Alike

A few weeks ago we challenged you to decipher a black and white image full of seemingly random white blobs. They turned out to be clumps of snowflakes photographed as they fell to the ground, and the amazing camera that captured those images can now be yours—if you have deep enough pockets. » 2/04/13 12:40pm 2/04/13 12:40pm

Fabria Snow Gun Makes Febreeze Obsolete With Flaky Freshness

Leave it to Japanese ingenuity to take Febreeze, long a staple of stoned, slovenly domicile dwellers and Pig Pen wannabes, and turn it into something utterly amazing and pointless at the same time. The "innovention" in this case is the Fabria Freshness Gun, which blankets your home with a "soft, snow-like mist that… » 8/24/08 6:00pm 8/24/08 6:00pm