From the archives: Ice

Battleships made of ice, the death of a glacier, electric viral space ice, and how ice helps aircraft punch holes in the clouds.

There are at least 18 different types of ice, including electric viral space ice.


Ok Glacier
Cornell University Library [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons

Iceland’s Okjökull glacier died in 2014.


Thanks to the intricacies of ice nucleation, aircraft can punch holes in clouds.


Iceberg
Andrew Shiva / Wikipedia, via Wikimedia Commons

In World War II serious plans were afoot to build battleships out of reinforced icebergs.

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