Fifteen years ago, researchers used high speed video to show that when a drop of water coalesces into a layer of the same liquid, it does so not instantaneously but in a matryoshka-like cascade, with each step generating a smaller drop. Now, a newly published study finds that soap bubbles do something similar.
If you search Leonarda Cianciulli on the website for Rome’s Museo Criminologico, you’ll see that her nickname was “la Saponificatrice di Correggio.” What’s so sinister about a soap maker? Well, because she crafted it out of at least one of her murder victims ... and then gifted the bars to her friends.
What happens when your production budget consists of water, soap, food colouring, and maybe a bit of magnetic goo? If you're the filmmaker responsible for this music video, the result is a beautiful demonstration of fluid dynamics, fingering flows, drips, and bubbles.
It's Toy Soul 2014 in Hong Kong this weekend, and that means there's amazing new toys to be seen from some of Asia's best collectibles makers. Here's some of the amazing new toys from the likes of Sentinel, ThreeZero, Hot Toys and more at the event.
Ready for your daily dose of FUD? How about a paper linking antibacterial soap to muscle impairment? That's right, now you can be paranoid that cleaning your hands might hurt your heart later in life.
A group at The University of Bristol have come up with the world's first magnetic soap. At first, this sounds like just another interesting technological leap from soap on a rope — plus a way to combine two of the world's coolest things, soap and magnets. But actually, this invention could have a much more vital…
Ivory soap has a marketing campaign that trumpets how their product floats in water. To make themselves seem more modern, they could show people what Ivory does in the microwave. Given what happens, it's unlikely they will, though.