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Soap Bubbles Up Close

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Watching soap bubbles up close is endlessly fascinating. The iridescent colors reflect the soap film’s thickness, or, in the case of black spots, its lack thereof. The dancing of the colors shows the soap film’s flow and the ever-shifting balance of surface tension necessary to keep the film intact. Even the junctures of the bubbles–so precise and mathematically perfect in structure–reflect the molecular interactions that govern them. (Video credit: Stereokroma; via R. Weston)

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