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Bursting bubbles

Scientists examine the phenomenon and its real-world implications

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By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Staff / June 14, 2010

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CAMBRIDGE — With a drinking straw in one hand and a bottle of bubble solution in another, Harvard scientist James C. Bird sat down in a cafe last week to conduct an experiment on the lens of his eyeglasses. He dipped the straw in the solution, blew a soapy half-dome bubble onto the lens, and popped it. The bubble disappeared ... (Full article: 828 words)

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