Growing Snowflakes in a Lab Is Science at its Most Beautiful

There’s a wonderful irony to the fact that every single snowflake is a unique masterpiece, but they’re too small for the human eye to enjoy. Thankfully they can also be grown in a lab, by scientists like Dr. Kenneth Libbrecht, the “Snowflake Consultant” for Disney’s Frozen, who also films his microscopic creations so they can be studied, shared, and made into captivating GIFs.


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“... every single snowflake is a unique masterpiece... “