Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Freezing by Boiling - Episode 6

It seems unnatural, but the laws of physics don't lie. Liquids require heat to boil, and if the conditions are right one liquid can be boiled in order to freeze a second. Under a vacuum, the water in an acetone/water mixure can freeze while the acetone boils.

Science Theater Episode 6: Freezing by Boiling

5 comments:

Darren Pangaean Baker said...

Dr. Carlson,

My daughter and I like your green hair. She would like to know if you dyed it due to a lost bet or if it was for St. Patrick's day.

Dr. Matt J. Carlson said...

Ah, my green hair sometimes comes around St. Patrick's day, but is primarily done to celebrate spring.

I like color in general, and green is my favorite, so I occasionally dye my hair a wild color just for fun.

Dr. Matt J. Carlson said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention. I decided I "earned the right" to dye my hair any color I wanted once I recieved my PhD. :)

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