A: If we take that question to an extream...well sort of. Oh, I am going to try an answer this to the best of my ability but this is going to come out fuzzy at best. While it looks like in special relativity nothing can travel faster than light this is a misconception. If we look outside of matter then maybe kind of sort of. There is pulse phase velocity. We have velocity of things in phase as a constant for the collection but if we have different phases we have group speed but the pulse will depend on how the individual parts relate. We can adjust the velocity of the relationship of the phase speed and make it look like pulses are traveling faster than light. We can make pulses seem faster than light but I question if it really is but that might be an issue by how we look at it. Pulses can seem faster than light. There have been cases where a sound, or something that has low relative speed to light actually transmitted to a location faster than light. I think it was said in special relativity that information cannot be transmitted faster than the speed of light (don't always meaning information as in text). How to illustrate what I think is happening in some of these cases. Lets say you have a stick one light year in length that is ridges and has zero compression in its length. This stick is light enough for you to move easily. There is an object you want to poke one light year plus one inch away. You shove the stick one inch and impact this object. Now you can say that only one inch was covered by on the other hand you initiated this at one light year away. I wonder if the pulse is not only putting a wave though the object but also shoving the object so that the opposite end moves at the same time creating the same pattern that is riding the wave. If this is the case than it can seem that a vibration may have seemed to cover the distance faster than light. If we can make the shove that is faster than the wave occur in a controlled manner than maybe information can be tapped out at the other end faster than light. With many things that pulse even light waves we can see this effect. Light entering can seem to have an affect faster at the other end than light speed. I am stuck thinking that it is acting sort of like the very long stick. The influence happens on its entire length at once like poking something with the super long stick. Is this what your question is getting at? Question: Can ice be made without the crystallizationhappening process?