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  • Felix Hoeniker, who invents a substance "ice-nine" that can freeze water at room temperature.

    Donald Kaul: The Dangers of Nuclear 'Ice-Nine'

  • But nuclear energy is our Frankenstein monster, which might prove as uncontrollable as ice-nine.

    Donald Kaul: The Dangers of Nuclear 'Ice-Nine'

  • This leads him to the children of Dr. Felix Hoenikker, one of the inventors of the A-bomb who, as it turns out, later created ice-nine, a substance capable of freezing the entire world.

    Greg Mitchell: Writers and The Bomb: Novel Takes on the Nuclear Age

  • "Cat's Cradle," too, from 1963, was a recognizable apocalypse story, in which the world comes to an end through one disastrous invention, "ice-nine," a crystal that sets off a chain reaction in all the water of the world, including the water in human bodies.

    And So It Went

  • Felix Hoeniker, who invents a substance "ice-nine" that can freeze water at room temperature.

    Donald Kaul: The Dangers of Nuclear 'Ice-Nine'

  • But nuclear energy is our Frankenstein monster, which might prove as uncontrollable as ice-nine.

    Donald Kaul: The Dangers of Nuclear 'Ice-Nine'

  • I put down my book, and thoughts of ice-nine completely left my mind as I placed my hands palms down on the bright blue plastic of the folding table, anticipating something, something loud and awful, but not sure what.

    All Falls Down

  • Possible candidates for an LHC apocalypse include a micro black hole, a magnetic monopole, the incredibly cool vacuum metastability event, or the creation of a strangelet, which could in turn result in an "ice-nine" disaster scenario.

    Large Hadron Malarkey

  • Possible candidates for an LHC apocalypse include a micro black hole, a magnetic monopole, the incredibly cool vacuum metastability event, or the creation of a strangelet, which could in turn result in an "ice-nine" disaster scenario.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • A 'ice-nine' event could occur if we create a strangelet on Earth.

    Question on Strangelets

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  • See: polywater.

    April 12, 2007