David Bradley
David Bradley has worked in science communication for almost 25 years. Having read chemistry at university, he worked and travelled in the USA, did a stint in a food laboratory and then took on a role as a technical editor for a major science publisher. He freelanced throughout the 1990s and 2000s for the likes of New Scientist, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and many other papers and magazines. He curently owns and operates the Sciencebase website as well as contributing news to Wiley's SpectroscopyNOW.com and ChemistryViews.org, ChemWeb.com

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Theory Under Pressure Skates on Thin Ice

(11) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (14:28)

The Deceived Wisdom: Skaters can skate on ice because their skates melt the surface of the ice, creating a thin lubricating layer.


Countless science teachers, textbooks and fans of ice skating will tell you that ice melts under pressure. They explain how applying pressure lowers the freezing point of...

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