Soap bubbles last for hours when charged with electricity

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The simple act of blowing a soap bubble probably brings back all sorts of nostalgic memories for most folks. Since we were kids, science has come a long way, creating some usage for bubbles. One of those usages is a display that uses a solution to keep the bubbles thick.

Solutions aren’t the only way to keep a bubble strong, though. For whatever reason, researchers have found that by sending an electric charge through a soap bubble, the bubble can last for several hours.

They took a soap bubble and trapped it between two platinum electrodes. Then, electricity. The result was the bubble flowed upward, against gravity, and became stronger. They even changed colors as they grew thicker.

The newly electrified soap bubbles could last for hours.

Via Science

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