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Make your own winter wonderland... um...warning: don't get snowed in!

 
 
Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2010 06:24 pm
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Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Try making your own winter wonderland. Ken Libbrecht, Caltech physicist and author of The Secret Life of a Snowflake, devised an experiment to grow a snow crystal in an old plastic bottle. Dry ice required. Or maybe you'd rather go on a Snowflake Safari? (Credits: ) See More Videos

It's the time of year when people think about snow. We'll tell you how you can grow your own snowflakes. Well, sort of.

Flora Lichtman
Multimedia Editor
NPR's Science Friday
New York, New York

Guests
Ken Libbrecht, Caltech physicist


http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/201012103
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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2010 09:55 pm
I just read this today...

The biggest snowflake reportedly measured 15 inches (38 cm) across and fell on January 28, 1887 at Ft Keough, Montana. Another giant fell in Bratsk, Siberia in 1971, a flake 20 cm (8 inches) by 30 cm (12 inches).



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Reply Sat 11 Dec, 2010 10:18 pm
@Ceili,
Weird! I wish they photographed the latter one.
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