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Scientists develop way to supercool liquids without freezing them

Scientists develop way to supercool liquids without freezing them

Science
Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine have developed a new way to supercool liquids without freezing them. Scientists used the method to significantly decrease the freezing points of water and water-based solutions, allowing them to keep the liquids at extremely cold temperatures for a long period of time. To prevent freezing, scientists relied on insulation. "Our approach, which we dubbed 'deep supercooling,' is simply to cover the surface of such a liquid with a solution that does not mix with water, like mineral oil, to block the interface between water and air, which is the major site of crystallization," researcher Berk Usta said in a news release. "This surprisingly simple, practical and low-cost approach to supercoolin...
‘I would have eaten them for breakfast’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic apologises to Manchester United for not arriving earlier in his career

‘I would have eaten them for breakfast’ – Zlatan Ibrahimovic apologises to Manchester United for not arriving earlier in his career

Sports
SORRY SWEDE The charismatic striker scored 28 goals in his debut season with Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologised to Manchester United fans, claiming ‘it would have been dangerous’ if he had arrived in the Premier League sooner. The charismatic striker arrived at Old Trafford in the summer of 2016 on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain and was an instant success. Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals in all competitions in his debut season with United He scored 17 goals in 27 Premier League games and helped the club lift the Europa League and League Cup. However, a devastating knee injury in the latter stages of the season saw him miss the vast majority of the following season. Now at LA Galaxy, the giant Swede apol...
With all odds against them, here's how rescuers pulled off 'miracle' Thai cave feat

With all odds against them, here's how rescuers pulled off 'miracle' Thai cave feat

World
The steel air tanks glittered under the beams of floodlights as a pair of rescuers defogged their masks and adjusted the straps. They checked their regulators one last time before embarking on what would become their most famous dive. In the jubilant aftermath of the successful rescues of 12 boys and their soccer coach, the Royal Thai Navy SEALs posted a video on Facebook Wednesday showing the miraculous mission as it unfolded over three days deep in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in northern Thailand. The first diver wearing a helmet to avoid smashing his head against the mostly low roof the cave gripped a safety rope with a left gloved hand and vanished into the murky water flowing through the narrow passage of the cavern toward where the wayward group was marooned on a small beach. ...
Most people still don't understand a thing about their credit score, and it's costing them big time

Most people still don't understand a thing about their credit score, and it's costing them big time

Finance
Credit scores greatly impact a consumer's financial moves — and how much they'll pay along the way — yet many don't even know how the rating works. Around 40 percent believe, incorrectly, that age and marital status play a role in their three-digit score, according to the Consumer Federation of America's credit card survey, which included interviews with some 1,000 people from May 31 to June 3 of this year. Only around 20 percent of people fully realize how a low credit score can bring on heftier interest-rate charges. Specifically, that borrowers with a low score can pay about $ 5,000 more on a $ 20,000, 60-mont...