Thursday, March 26, 2015

Remember...

...the sci-fi horror trope about "superice" that freezes at room temperature.

It, uh, exists.

Under enough pressure, water will form a special kind of ice with square rather than hexagonal crystals. The stuff might have medical applications, but I can't help but think about a short story about a guy's nightmares while in cryo-sleep...

Source: http://en.yibada.com/articles/22485/20150326/2d-ice-discovered-exist-room-temperature-takes-square-shape-traditional.htm