Stunning slow-motion video brings to life the science behind bubbles

This incredibly crisp, slow-motion video looks to showcase the beauty of bubbles and the way they react.

In the footage, the bubbles can be seen being created; combining; bursting; and colliding with one another in midair.

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During one stunning section of footage, videographer Matt Mikka, 40, even sets fire to a bubble – adding to the beauty of his stunning display.

Matt, from Chicago, Illinois, USA, said: “The main reason I shot this video was because I had seen the bubbles at my 2-year-old daughter’s party, and I was really curious what was going when you blow bubbles and how they merge.

“Were they touching? Not touching? Did they come close? – I was curious.”

Matt uploaded the video to his highly popular YouTube channel, Warped Perception, where he takes occurrences people see every day and then explains the science behind them.

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For this particular package, the videographer looked at the likes of surface tension and how a bubble is made up.

Soap bubbles are round because this formation uses the least amount of soap and energy to form a bubble, Matt explained.

When combining, the bubbles collide before the surface tensions creates momentum, causing one bubble to burst and crash into the other bubble.

By capturing moments like this, which are too fast for the naked eye, Matt hopes to educate viewers about the science behind such occurrences.

He said: “As a scientific discovery, I think I realized a few things: One is how powerful surface tension actually is; it made me think about how much it makes sense that bugs are able to walk on water, because of the surface tension.

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“The second thing I think I realized is that it’s a sure thing that molecules of the same substance are attracted to one another, because even when the bubble popped next to a full bubble, the droplets that were in the air merged with the skin of the neighboring bubble and didn’t pop it.

“The response to the video has been great!”