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"Engineer James Bird estimates that he watched thousands of bubbles pop while he was getting his Ph.D. at Harvard University. With the help of high-speed cameras, Bird and his colleagues discovered that when interfacial bubbles--bubbles resting on water or a solid--pop, they give birth to a ring of baby bubbles. The discovery, published in Nature, has implications for soda drinkers and global climate estimates."

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bryan kennedy's picture

Wow, that is fascinating. So did I catch it right that only the smaller bubbles that are created along the rim of the larger bubbles create the jets of aerosols?

For a minute I was thinking that the video would start describing an ever cascading creation of smaller bubbles. But, I guess that doesn't really make sense.

posted on Fri, 06/11/2010 - 3:53pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Science just published an article that also looks at the formation of aerosols, explaining a bit better why our understanding of aerosols has a big impact on our atmospheric models and climate predictions.

posted on Fri, 06/11/2010 - 4:35pm

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