|Through this link you can see a video that shows Dr. Escudero, under the microscope, what happens in the water as it freezes or thaws. You will see the network of tubes and air-filled balloons that make the water go from liquid to solid, unlike other liquids, density and weight decrease and increase their volume. This unique property of water allows the polar ice floating in the waters of the oceans, so that these ice are what keep the temperature on earth and facilitate life on it.
It's amazing to understand the importance of such tiny and microscopic structures are in the maintenance of life on earth, without them would be very different climatic conditions.
Masaru Emoto's work inspired me the idea of designing a cube-freezer for the microscope. Only the digital camera is out it would not support temperatures below zero. Microscope control is handled by circular windows through which we introduce the gloved hand. The images are still in a computer connected to the camera.