Video: There's a wonderful irony to the fact that every single snowflake is a unique masterpiece, but they're too small for the human eye to enjoy. Thankfully they can also be grown in a lab by scientists like Dr Kenneth Libbrecht, the "Snowflake Consultant" for Disney's Frozen, who also films his microscopic creations so they can be studied, shared and made into captivating GIFs.
Growing Snowflakes In A Lab Is Science At Its Most Beautiful
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