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Have you ever been in a situation where you absolutely needed a microscope at a given time and didn’t have one? No? Of course not, but you’ll never going to have that problem again!

A YouTube channel, Gross Science, has come up with a way to turn your mobile phone into its very own microscope! Not intrigued yet? You should be because science is awesome, and, well, microscopes are science. Duh!

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Late & Icy

car.pngMy Horrible Morning

Hello, all! I’m hoping you’re having a better day than I am! This morning, I woke up, checked my phone, and jumped out of bed. I woke up 30 minutes late, and the cold did NOT help me move any faster! After I finished getting ready, I ran out to my car, and guess what happened? Yep, Murphy’s Law happened. Of course something else could go wrong—my windshield was frozen solid! I was beyond furious. Not only did I have to pull out my handy-dandy credit card to slowly scrape off the ice, I was an additional 10 minutes late!

The moral of this story is to never press the snooze button 3 times in a row. I’m just kidding, but seriously, nothing is worse than standing in the cold for 10 minutes while picking ice off a windshield with numb hands. What I should have done, is quite an easy fix!

Realizing What I Should have Done

Apparently, mixing water with rubbing alcohol works wonders.

  1. Pour 2 cups of rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle
  2. Pour 1 cup of water into the same spray bottle
  3. (Optional) Add a couple of drops of dish soap to the mixture
  4. Spray your windshield with the solution until the ice is gone!
Why Does it work?

No type of alcohol can freeze into a solid form. If the alcohol is diluted (add water to it) it can possibly freeze but only in extreme conditions. Temperatures of about -100°F and lower will cause this. In this particular case, when the rubbing alcohol & water mixture comes into contact with the ice, it lowers the freezing point. Since the freezing point is lowered significantly, the ice will begin to melt.

 

 

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