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This Is What Happens When You Blow Soap Bubbles At Freezing Temperature

What does it look like when a soap bubble freezes? This video will give you the answer to a very intriguing question. Winter temperatures are perfect for using that leftover bubble mix from the summer to take advantage of the cold weather with a fun experiment.

When bubbles are exposed to extremely cold temperatures, the soapy orbs crystallize. The orbs morph into fragile, glass-like sculptures when faced with freezing temperatures from around nine to 16-degrees Fahrenheit.

Bubbles are more fun when you witness them crystallizing in the air. There is something whimsical in getting a closer look at the bubbles as they freeze. However, the frozen bubbles will break as soon as they land. You can marvel at your bubbles longer by blowing them close to the snow, allowing them to freeze on the ground.

Frozen bubbles are also fantastic to look at. Their intricate detail and uniquely stunning patterns will leave you breathless as they show their colors when they turn into fragile ice. You can conduct this experiment in shaded areas where you can observe the transformation of entire bubbles into solid masses. Sunny areas are also recommended for those who want to see what happens to a partially frozen bubble.

To replicate the experiment in the video, you need water, liquid dishwashing detergent, and white corn syrup. The last ingredient is added to the basic bubble recipe to create a sugar polymer and a much stronger bubble. You need to have temperatures as cold as 9-12 Fahrenheit so that the bubbles freeze quickly. The bubbles should be blown up into the air to have more time to freeze before they hit the ground.

This little science experiment is fun to do especially when done with your kids. You can try on different surfaces to find the best places to freeze a bubble.

Outlined below are step-by-step instructions on how to blow soap bubbles at freezing temperature:
1. Go outside when the temperatures are below freezing. The colder the weather is, the better to do the experiment.
2. Your bubble solution should be allowed to cool before blowing bubbles. You need to conduct the experiment at a place outside that is cold and protected from the wind.
3. Blow a bubble and catch it using the bubble wand. The bubble won’t freeze immediately. It may take a few seconds to a few minutes for the bubble to freeze.
4. When the bubble turns into crystal, touch it lightly and see what happens.


Photo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1Qrr50K0V0

Artist Turns Trash Into Animals To Remind Us About Pollution

Artur Bordalo II is a Portuguese artist notoriously known for blending trashed objects into artworks. Based in Lisbon, the 30-year-old sculpts colorful 3D animal murals out of recycled trash. The street artist uses materials such as scrap metal, tires, tubing, and crushed bumpers and turn them into delicate feathers, soft fur, and complex exoskeletons as an homage to the objects that he represents. The resulting art pieces emerge from urban spaces, apartment buildings, underpasses, and forgotten corners like optical illusions that wow those who had viewed Bordalo’s masterpieces.

Bordalo II blends 2D and 3D art to bring attention to the pervasiveness of environmental degradation. He criticizes humans’ throwaway culture by transforming natural habitats into graveyards of non-biodegradable waste. His amazing pieces serve as sad monuments to the animals that once lived in those spaces. By turning scrap materials into stunning animal sculptures, Bordalo can be playful but also harbor critical or cynical undertones. The texture in his artwork is impressive, creating another layer in its surroundings.

His figurative paintings are influenced by his grandfather, Real Bordado, whom he saw painting while growing up in Lisbon. He uses Bordalo II as his artist name and as an apparent ode to the older Bordalo. His artworks give a literal face to humans’ garbage and the species affected by humans’ consumer behaviors.

For Bordalo II, he belongs to a generation of extremely consumerist, materialist, and greedy. He laments on the production of high waste and unused objects due to the excesses of humans. He defines “waste” as “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” His every masterpiece is a product of creation, recreation, assembly, and development of ideas with end-of-life material that are associated with sustainability, ecological awareness, and social

The artist had done several shows in Portugal and Switzerland between 2011 and 2015. He had been featured in collective exhibitions and art festivals around the world including Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas and Ocean Climax Festival in Berlin, Germany in 2015.

He developed an original technique that involves sticking rubbish pieces to a wall as a collage in the shape of an animal and spraying some paint to complete the piece. Bordalo II is an example that one’s man trash is another man’s art. The Portuguese have emerged a leading figure in Lisbon’s street art community that helps with decorating sad urban landscapes. His recycled murals call attention to the detrimental effects of humanity’s waste.


Photo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGNjGrEKOxA

This Trash Collector Removed 1 Million Pounds Of Trash From The River

Say hello to Mr. Trash Wheel, an eco-friendly trash collector that is based in Baltimore, Maryland’s Inner Harbor. Installed in May 2014, the solar- and hydro-powered trash interceptor clears debris before it enters the Chesapeake Bay. As of February 2017, Mr. Trash Wheel has pulled out of the water over a million pounds of trash.

Mr. Trash Wheel was created by John Kellet, a sailor and engineer, who approached the city to take a stab at cleaning up the harbor. His work exposed him to the garbage that floated on the water every day. He built a pilot trash wheel in 2008 that led to the reduction of the amount of trash in the harbor. Nonprofit Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore helped Kellet raise funds for a bigger trash wheel. The result is Mr. Trash Wheel which was installed at the end of the Jones Falls River.

The garbage gobbler was built with $720,000 in public and private funds. It has become one of Baltimore’s rising stars and has its own social media following. The floating device is so impressive that it once filled 12 dumpsters with trash in two days after a heavy storm struck the city.

The current of the Jones Fall River powers Mr. Trash Wheel which has a wheel that cranks the conveyor belt. The wheel can work nonstop when the current is low due to backup solar panels. Rotating forks lift the refuse onto the conveyor belt after floating booms funnel the trash. The conveyor belt drops the debris into a waiting dumpster.

Based on data culled by Kellett, Mr. Trash Wheel has hauled almost nine million cigarette butts and over 300,000 plastic bags. These data are important to support environmental legislation. A bill that would ban Styrofoam containers is being pushed by the Waterfront Partnership. According to the website Baltimorewaterfront.com, Mr. Trash Wheel has collected 372,650 plastic bottles, 464,947 polystyrene containers, 8,965,600 cigarette butts, 6,478 glass bottles, 257,337 grocery bags, and 346, 149 chip bags.

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore aims to clean up the harbor and restore it back to being fit for swimming and fishing by 2020. The trash collector plays an important role in realizing that goal. It has effectively decreased trash that accumulates after a torrential downpour.

The success of Mr. Trash Wheel led to the construction of second water wheel which was installed at the end of Harris Creek in December 2016. Named Professor Trash Wheel, the second structure prevents garbage from entering the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay.

Mr. Trash Wheel is a social media superstar that got almost 1.5 million views on YouTube. His followers praise floating garbage scooper for his tireless work beautifying the harbor.


Photo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmpA60473Lw