Watch: Elastic ice defies what we know about this brittle material

Peizhen Xu, Bowen Cui, Xin Guo and Limin Tong, Zhejiang Universit

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For a moment, think about how ice feels.

It’s cold, hard, and either chips or shatters when it breaks.


But when ice grows in the right formation, it can be springy and flexible.