The Coldest Object In The Universe Has Been Created In An Italian Lab

For a period of 15 days, a cooled copper mass enclosed in a cryostat container may very well have been the coldest object in the Universe. At -273.144 degrees Celsius, it nearly achieved absolute zero. The technique, which resulted a world record, could produce important new insights into exotic particle physics. » 10/22/14 12:40pm Wednesday 12:40pm

All the People Who Were Frozen and Woke Up In the Future

Captain America, the hottest member of the Greatest Generation, is returning to the big screen this Friday. Steve Rogers may feel all alone in the modern world, but he's not alone in fiction. Here's a list of the greatest fictional characters who have been frozen, and woke to a strange new world. » 4/02/14 12:30pm 4/02/14 12:30pm

Photos go behind the scenes of the world's cryonics facilities

Cryonics may be a fanciful notion to some and it's certainly an expensive undertaking, but that hasn't stopped a handful of people from having their bodies cryogenically frozen in the hope of being revived in some distant future. Photographer Murray Ballard stepped into the world of cryopreservation with his camera in… » 10/06/12 5:00pm 10/06/12 5:00pm

New "whole body cryotherapy" treatment exposes you to -166°F air

How cold of a temperature do you think you can survive exposure to? 0°F? -20°F? -50°F? How about -166°F, and you do it intentionally? A group of French scientists studied various ways that people recover after intensive workouts, including whole body cryotherapy, which sounds like something out of Futurama. Tested on… » 12/09/11 8:15am 12/09/11 8:15am