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DANIEL SAMBRAUS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DANIEL SAMBRAUS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Soap bubbles and dye between two sheets of glass. These structures form the lowest energy state possible, known as a minimal surface, as a result of the balancing of surface tensions. This concept has important applications in many areas of science, from surface catalysis to fundamental physics.
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