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6 Accidental Ice Sculptures Prove Nature's an Artist

Ice art, baby.<p>Winter is a seasoned sculptor who creates fresh works every year using her preferred mediums of ice and snow. From flipped over icebergs to frozen waterfalls, the intricacy and majesty of these natural works of beauty are enough to give the viewer chills of awe. Although most are …

Nature

The Front of a Jeep Creates an Accidental Freestanding Ice Sculpture in North Carolina

The owner of a Jeep created an accidental ice sculpture in the parking lot of the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina. The SUV drove …

12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

Hotels

These Minimalist Ice Sculptures Just Might Calm Your Ragged Winter Nerves

Sick of winter?<p>You could vent that frustration by muttering curse words under your breath with every shovel of snow you clear from the driveway. Or you could give Scott Grove's method a try, and make ice sculptures.<p>The Rochester, New York, sculptor spends some of his free time crafting surprisingly …

Ice sculpting for Toonik Tyme. @wordenCBC is trying his hand at it. #xbc north #tt50 #iqaluit http://t.co/t5laVUQK4d

Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie (Pastry World Cup)

These intricately sculpted ice cubes weren’t 3D printed—they were 3D subtracted

We’ve long been big fans of CNC routing at Quartz—a way of carving intricate designs and shapes into solid materials to churn out everything from furniture to car parts. While 3D printing promised to usher in a revolution, a truly useful printer has yet to emerge. CNC routing, on the other hand, …

3D Printing

Earth's water older than the sun, came from interstellar ice

The water in our solar system -- including up to half of Earth's supply -- has actually been here since before the birth of the sun, according to new research.<p>Somewhere between 30 and 50 percent of the water in the solar system -- including the water on Earth as well as the ice in comets, the discs …

Sprawling Antarctic Port Mimics Jagged Ice Formations Along Frozen Coast

Sergiu-Radu Pop, an architecture student taught by Zaha Hadid at Studio Hadid Vienna, unveiled development plans for the Earth's final frontier with his proposed <i>Transformable Antarctic Research Facility</i>. The project envisions a sprawling center for vital research as well as environmental tourism, …

Architecture

The Climate Future of Greenland's Ice Sheet Looks Worse Than Previously Thought

A new model means faster melting of the colossal Greenland Ice Sheet.<p>The Greenland Ice Sheet occupies some 1,710,000 square kilometres of territory, almost the entire surface of Greenland itself. This makes it the second-largest ice sheet in the world, behind Antarctica. At points, the sheet's …

Global Warming

Antarctic Ice Melt Causes Small Shift in Gravity

Gravity—yes, gravity—is the latest victim of climate change in Antarctica. That’s the stunning conclusion announced Friday by the European Space …

Antarctica

This year, sea ice records are being set in the Antarctic | Ars Technica

Lots of ice surrounds Antarctica, while Arctic melt moderates.<p>Each year in September, the sea ice at the two poles reach opposite extremes. Early in …