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Evidence for biological shaping of hair ice (2015) [pdf] (biogeosciences.net)
66 points by bookofjoe 10 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 8 comments

I hadn’t heard of this before a couple days ago.

I imagined an art installation in which one finds and captures examples of hair ice and then preserves them under glass in a chilled chamber.

This idea reminds me of an installation by Julian Charrière I saw http://julian-charriere.net/projects/tropisme

That’s great!

I’ve been meaning to go check out the Snowman @ MoMA


I had never heard of this stuff before. It's WEIRD: https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FrostBeardDetail.j...

There was a mildly popular submission two days ago: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17292623.

The mycelium is quite interesting. Even when you look at hair ice, you can see the pattern that plants also use for obtaining nutrients (i.e. roots).

We're really loving hair ice on HN these days eh?

This is how HN does memes.

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