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  1. #1 Regelation of ice 
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    I am currently doing an investigation into the phenomenon of a wire with a weight attatched passing through a block of ice without cutting it.
    This happens through the melting of ice under the wire, which passes through the water layer and the water refreezes above it.
    I have three possible sources of melting and refreezing so far but I would love to hear any other suggestions of why this happens.
    The three explainations I have so far are:
    Pressure melting
    Heat conduction
    Frictional heating
    Currently my theory involves a combination of pressure melting and heat conduction to explain the phenomenon.


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