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    Andrew Thurston is originally from England, but has grown to appreciate the serial comma and the Red Sox, while keeping his accent (mostly) and love of West Ham United. He joined BU in 2007, and is the editor of the University’s research news site, The Brink; he was formerly director of alumni publications. Before joining BU, he edited consumer and business magazines, including for corporations, nonprofits, and the UK government. His work has won awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the In-House Agency Forum, Folio:, and the British Association of Communicators in Business. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in English and related literature from the University of York. Profile

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There are 2 comments on New Bubble Popping Theory Could Help Track Ocean Pollution and Viruses

  1. As someone who is concerned about environmental issues, I found this article on bubbles and their potential to spread hazardous particles very interesting. It’s alarming to think that something as innocuous as a bubble can have such a significant impact on the environment and public health. I appreciate the work of the BU engineers in studying this phenomenon and developing a new theory that could help scientists track marine pollution and predict virus transmissibility more accurately. I wonder how this new theory will be put into practice and what specific steps can be taken to mitigate the negative effects of bubble bursting. Overall, this was a thought-provoking read and I look forward to learning more about this research in the future.

  2. This is a really interesting article about the potential hazards of bubbles, and the new research by Boston University engineers that could help us better understand which particles get concentrated and aerosolized when bubbles burst. It’s amazing to think that something as seemingly harmless as a bubble could actually have such a big impact on our environment and public health. I appreciate the detailed explanation of the study’s findings and how they could be applied to real-world issues like tracking marine pollution and predicting virus transmission. Overall, this is a great example of how scientific research can have practical implications for our everyday lives.

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