Very-sub-zero water

Supercooled water can stay liquid far below its normal freezing point

By Stephen Ornes, 18:21 PM June 30, 2014

Cold water has hit a new low. Droplets can avoid freezing — at least for a short while — at temperatures as low as 46° Celsius (50.8° Fahrenheit), a new study shows.

“It’s a world record, and it’s hard to imagine it will ever fall,” H. Eugene Stanley told Science News. This physicist at Boston University, in Massachusetts, did not take part in the new study.

Water's normal freezing point is 0° C (32° F). But under some conditions, even colder water can remain liquid. It’s something scientists...

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