25 Apr '16, 2pm

Scientists just discovered a new state of water molecules

Scientists just discovered a new state of water molecules

is pretty amazing. It sustains life, and it’s one of few substances on Earth that can exist in solid, liquid, or gaseous form. Scientists just discovered a new state of water molecules that displays some pretty unexpected characteristics. This discovery, made by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory , reveals that water molecules “tunnel” in ultra-small hexagonal channels of the mineral beryl. Basically, this means the molecules spread out when they are trapped in confined spaces, taking a new shape entirely.

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