Soap Bubble Science


(Image: Hamid Kellay)

Ever notice the pretty colors and swirls on the surface of soap bubbles? Well, scientists are studying those little swirls (“vortices” for those looking to expand their vocab) to better understand the really big swirls that make up cyclones and hurricanes on Earth. If they can figure out how they work on a tiny scale, they hope to understand (and better predict) how they work in our atmosphere.

Pretty cool stuff from our little soap bubbles.

This article in New Scientist explains a little more. Want to read the published paper? Here you go…


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