Icicles - Ideal And Otherwise

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 14:20 in Health & Medicine

“A complete theory of icicle shape, including tip growth, self-similarity and the ripple instability, is currently lacking.”Prompting professor Stephen W. Morris and Antony Szu-Han Chen from the Department of Physics, at the University of Toronto, Canada to construct ‘An apparatus for the controlled growth of icicles’. The team used their specially designed table-top apparatus (with a rotating support) in an attempt to grow what they call ‘ideal icicles’: In total, they managed to grow 93, both from distilled water and common tap water. read more

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