Indestructible Snow Fort?


Pykrete’s stopping power is similar to that of brickwork, except that when it comes to building with it, you can mold it like concrete and then you can carve it like wood. This makes is really versatile for construction, opening up all kinds of possibilities for the grand hall of your awesome ice castle. Amazingly, because of the reduced heat transference between the two component materials, it even melts more slowly than regular ice. So what happened to this wonder material? The project that led to its invention, called Project Habakkuk, lost favor. Its goal to create an unsinkable aircraft carrier for the northern theater became less important as airplanes developed longer and longer flight ranges. Which is too bad, because a self-repairing ice island armed with freeze-rays still seems like a pretty amazing idea.” w/ photos

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