Make your very own instant ice sculptures

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 1 January 2014

Those little hand warmers you use during the winter might be more handy than first thought. Thanks to Hard Science, you can make your very own instant ice sculpture by cutting open those chemical hand warmers, boiling the contents and then dripping over some of the leftovers. The results? A winter wonderland. A very miniature […]

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Melting ice figures in Berlin

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By Casper Johansson in Architecture on Wednesday 30 September 2009

The problem with building ice figures is that the damn things are always so determined to melt. These remarkable looking ice figures were created recently by the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness about global warming. There were 1,000 figures all up, each of which melted throughout the day on the steps of the concert hall at Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin.

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The annual Haban Ice and Snow festival

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Events on Monday 12 January 2009

With the streets of New York already covered in a thin layer of ice after a heavy snowstorm yesterday, it’s interesting to see how other cold winter cities deal with this ubiquitous companion. At the annual Ice and Snow Festival, in Haban, China, they get kinda creative with it: building an entire city out of ice and then lighting it up like an extra frosty, colourful Christmas tree.

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