This bubble magician totally has secret powers

This dude figured it out. While the rest of us foolish adults stopped playing with bubbles after the 4th grade, Su Chung Tai kept on going and became awesome at it. So awesome that he holds Guinness World Records for bubble blowing and can pull of tricks that probably involve sorcery and a heavy control over the… » 3/11/15 11:14am 3/11/15 11:14am

12 Bubblicious Photos Of Bubbles

Bubbles are micro-thin orbs of liquid suspended around gas. That's nuts. And yet they're never more than a squirt of dish soap away. These 12 photos from this week's Shooting Challenge are a small reminder that the little things around us are pretty amazing. » 3/03/15 2:00pm 3/03/15 2:00pm

Shooting Challenge: Bubbles

You left a few awesome habits behind when you grew up: Wearing dinosaur costumes, attending sleepovers, and maybe most importantly, blowing bubbles. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph bubbles. » 2/26/15 12:35pm 2/26/15 12:35pm

The Spectacular Art of Painting With Soap Bubbles 

If you don't know how they're made, Jiří Georg Dokoupil's paintings might look like microscope photos of phosphorescent deep-sea hydrozoa, or maybe computer-generated cartoon characters. Turns out, they're actually the permanent evidence something way simpler: bubbles. » 1/12/15 9:00am 1/12/15 9:00am

2014 Toy Hall of Famers Include Rubik's Cube, Army Men, and Bubbles?

Joining the esteemed ranks of such cultural icons as "stick" and "cardboard box," three new beloved toys have taken their place in the National Toy Hall of Fame. Say hello to your new champions: Rubik's Cube, little green army man, and... bubbles. » 11/06/14 2:58pm 11/06/14 2:58pm

Watch These Cute Soap Bubble Vortices Help Us Understand Deadly Storms

These swirling vortices look an awful lot like the satellite weather images we see every day, but in fact they're the beautifully intricate surface of a soap bubble—which could help researchers understand the storms that threaten millions of lives every year. » 1/29/14 7:30am 1/29/14 7:30am

Five Scientific Steps to Pouring the Perfect Beer at Home

Pouring beer at home can be hit and miss: too much foam, not enough, and never ever the same as in a bar, that's for sure. But help is at hand, in the form of beer science. » 1/27/14 5:00am 1/27/14 5:00am

Watch Soap Bubbles Get Demolished By Frigid Winter Cold

I guess this makes sense when you think about it, but I never thought about it. Soap bubbles don't stand a chance when it's -4 degrees out, as YouTube's NightHawkInLight elegantly shows us. » 1/25/14 8:00pm 1/25/14 8:00pm

Watch These Giant Bubbles Exploding in Slow Motion

There are few better sentences than one that includes the words "giant", "bubbles", "exploding" and "slow motion". Well, there's one thing better: a video that fits that sentence. » 10/11/13 7:49am 10/11/13 7:49am

Exploding Giant Bubbles Will Never Get Old

Though we can never be in awe of bubbles like we once were, we can still have fun with them. Lots of fun! And the easiest way to have more fun with bubbles is to go bigger and add in slow motion to capture the exploding bubbles. When you see these giant bubbles get popped in the park, they disappear instantaneously.… » 10/08/13 8:30pm 10/08/13 8:30pm

Parabolic Soap Bubbles Are All About Math...And Bubbles!

Childhood summers are all about blowing iridescent soap bubbles out of plastic wands. It seems like a short-lived activity, but somehow it provides endless fascination. Involving an Arduino and some stepper motors might seem like overkill, but these parabolic bubbles are pretty mesmerizing. » 7/14/13 4:15pm 7/14/13 4:15pm

Start Your Day Right With a Daft Punk Laser Bubble Rave

Lasers, bubbles, edge-tracking, and Daft Punk are all pretty awesome in their own separate ways, but put together, they can put one one hell of a useless, random, but awesome show. » 5/18/13 9:06am 5/18/13 9:06am

The Science of Beer Bubbles

Booze is prime territory for the appliance of science. But while we normally use biology to explain bad hangovers or chemistry to create new cocktails, there's plenty of science lurking within your humble glass of beer, too. » 12/11/12 5:21am 12/11/12 5:21am

This Is Not an Alien Planet

This might look like a satellite image of an alien planet, or the cover of a questionable sci-fi novel. But in fact it's neither: incredibly, it's a photograph of a humble soap bubble. » 11/13/12 6:33am 11/13/12 6:33am

Watch These Dry Ice Bubbles Turn Into Swirling Alien Planets

It doesn't take a genius to realize dry ice is awesome, and with Halloween right around the corner, you're bound to be seeing a lot of it. But did you know dry ice bubbles can be used as a practical effect to make whirling, churning alien planets? » 10/20/12 1:00pm 10/20/12 1:00pm

Bubble Hourglass Appears To Flow Backwards

Who knew that by just replacing the sand in an hourglass with soapy liquid you could defy the laws of space, time, and physics and make it appear to flow in reverse? But that's exactly what happens with this Awaglass timer. » 5/29/12 1:40pm 5/29/12 1:40pm

Researchers Turn Bubbles Into Laser-Controlled Microrobots

Of all the exotic space-age materials you can use to build a robot, we never thought bubbles would be a viable option. But researchers at the University of Hawaii have done just that with a microscopic robot creation made from a single bubble controlled by a laser. » 5/22/12 12:40pm 5/22/12 12:40pm

Add Bubbles to Any Booze Without Watering It Down

Bubbles are amazing. They seem to make any drink (or bath) more fun, more refreshing. Ever wish you could carbonate your whiskey, or wine, or mixed drink without diluting it with watery, zero-percent-alcohol liquid? The Perlini System by Perlage was built to do just that. Oh hell yes. » 5/11/12 5:00pm 5/11/12 5:00pm

Bubbles: The Future of the Lightbulb?

Although there are many lightbulb options open to the smart consumer, they all share one important trait: they're all solid, and don't pop unlike this bubble light. » 4/18/12 9:20pm 4/18/12 9:20pm

Glowing Bubbles Turn Any Occasion Into a Kid-Safe Rave

I don't know why black lights make everything cooler, but they do. And if your ten-year-old has been asking for a rave-themed birthday party, these Tekno Black Light Bubbles are the perfect favor. You know, instead of psychedelic drugs and alcohol. » 3/03/12 6:30pm 3/03/12 6:30pm