Snowflake Cultivation
March 28, 2012 2:10 AM   Subscribe

Linden Gledhill is trying to grow snowflakes in his garage by passing 2000 volts through a cold moist chamber, as previously achieved by a team at Caltech

So far there has been no snowflakes, but he has succeded in growing some great ice crystals.
posted by looeee (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Somehow, "2000 volts", "cold moist chamber" and "in his garage" just seems to me to be the stuff of a future Darwin Awards entry, know what I'm sayin'?
posted by Mike D at 8:32 AM on March 28, 2012

A biochemist by training, working for a large international pharmaceutical company developing biopharmaceuticals (protein molecules) to treat cancer and diabetes.

I’m completely enchanted by the physical world around me and obsessed by its natural beauty. My career in science has magnified this feeling of awe.

He's a biochemist by trade, just doing the mad scientist thing as a hobby.
posted by jabberjaw at 9:19 AM on March 28, 2012

I'll bet you a dollar you have a 2kV or better power supply closer to you than you think.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 10:59 AM on March 28, 2012

You missed the delicious opportunity of adding "(snowflake details inside)" to the end of your post title.
posted by allseeingabstract at 11:21 AM on March 28, 2012

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