Superionic Ice, or Water Simultaneously Solid and Liquid, Exists

A theoretical discovery dating back to 1935 by Percy W Bridgman, superionic ice—a state of water that’s both liquid and solid under extremely high pressure and temperatures—couldn’t be proven by scientists. That is, until now. Through a process involving diamond anvils and intense bursts of laser, a super-dense form of ice transforms into superionic ice. Here H2O severs, causing crystalline oxygen to harden with hydrogen …

The Lightest Form Of Water Yet Discovered: Gel-like Ice

It may come as a surprise to most that there’s not just one type of ice. In fact, there are 17—varying substantially in structure and weight—and an 18th “in development.” Only two types appear naturally on Earth, the common hexagonal version and upper-atmosphere cubic ice, but scientists have been able to produce “a type of porous, lightweight ‘aeroice’” according to New Scientist. Pressure causes variations …

Cool Hunting Rough Cut: The Ice Ball

Gardner Dunn hand carves the perfect compliment to Japanese whisky

We recently had the chance to taste The Hakushu, a 12 year old single malt made by Suntory Whisky. In the process we became enamored with their use of a hand carved ice ball. To learn more we visited The Summit, a bar in New York’s Alphabet City neighborhood to learn a little more about the process. In our video Gardner Dunn, Suntory’s National Brand …