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Snowflake movies perfect for zoning out

I could watch this trippy animation of a snowflake developing from SnowCrystals.com all day. (It's even better if you're listening to a simulated FM3 Buddha Machine or two.)

The website is the brainchild of snowflake expert Kenneth Libbrecht, a physics professor at the California Institute of Technology. Besides this and a few other equally psychedelic snowflake growth movies, it's loaded with cool photos of and factoids about snowflakes, frost, and ice. He even grows "designer snowflakes" in his lab. If you've ever wondered why snow is white or what an atmospheric ice-crystal halo was, this is just the spot.

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