Chemically functionalized soap bubble on a Campanula flower (Campanula persicifolia). Credit: Eijiro MiyakoSoap bubbles are sticky sufficient to carry a pollen payload and delicate sufficient to land on flowers devoid of harm.
Bees are a large portion of the life cycle of plants, carrying pollen from a single flower to a different and enabling plants to generate their regularly yummy output. But with bee populations on the decline, what can take their spot? How about soap bubbles?