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The Science of Snowflakes

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Published on Jan 6, 2014

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Snowflakes are infinitely beautiful, but are they infinitely unique? Here's all the science behind Earth's favorite cold crystal.

More reading:

Wilson Bentley, The Snowflake Man of Vermont http://publicdomainreview.org/2011/02...

Kenneth Libbrecht's SnowCrystals website (the definitive snow science page on the internet): http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/sn...

The true shape of snowflakes: http://news.sciencemag.org/environmen...

Timeline of snowflake research: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline...

Interactive water crystal packing (Firefox is best) http://www.edinformatics.com/interact...

The case of two identical snowflakes: http://www.livescience.com/1239-scien...

My previous blog posts about snowflakes:
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