Polymers are the physics secret behind huge soap bubbles

Giant bubble blowers on the street inspired a study that sheds light on new fundamental physics. You can also try the researchers' giant bubble recipe.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
Feb. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics oil fluid-dynamics featured science-and-technology bubbles

Why leftover Cheerios stick together

The "Cheerio effect," a phenomenon that causes small objects to cluster on the surface of a liquid, could help design small aquatic robots, researchers say.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Dec. 19, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: robots fluid-dynamics self-assembly science-and-technology liquids forces

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