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Bubble, bubble, at the flick of a switch

October 27, 2015

Researchers find a way to control the bubbles of boiling water using a small electric charge.

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Researchers found that sections of metal can be made to either promote bubbling (the two rectangles at the edges) or to inhibit bubbling (center rectangles), simply by switching the polarity of voltages applied to the metal. Courtesy of the researchers.

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