lava lamp

Lava lamps have an interesting history. The lava lamp as we know it was invented by British accountant Edward Craven Walker in 1963, after seeing a homemade egg timer fashioned from a cocktail shaker bubbling with a mysterious liquid. He wanted to improve the design, and used a light bulb for the heating source. Walker originally ...

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6 Ways That Toys Can Teach Kids Science

Many people tend to think of science as an activity done by adults in labcoats, mixing liquids in funny shaped containers inside clean laboratories, while solving complex math problems. But the truth is that science can be messy and entertaining. You don't need to know calculus to understand the basic principles of physics. All you ...

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There are several benefits to using night lights in your child’s room. Night lights can help kids feel more secure if they’re afraid of the dark, or create a relaxing atmosphere that reaffirms a scheduled bedtime. But with so many choices, it can be difficult to decide which light is best for you ...

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  Charming, beautiful, fun, and educational, the Dino Pet may just be the coolest new thing on four legs! And it’s also one of the most awesomely unique gifts you can give this holiday season. For that special someone on your list who “has everything,” for that scientist or educator in your life, or for ...

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BioPop propagates a species of dinoflagellate classified as Pyrocystis fusiformis. BioPop is the dinoflagellate authority when it comes to growth and production of this species. To date, BioPop has grown well over 30,000 liters of dinoflagellates in our facility in Carlsbad, CA. This translates to roughly 9 trillion individual dinoflagellate cells. Biopop is committed to providing comprehensive ...

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BioPop’s dinoflagellates are phytoplankton- plant-like, single-cell life forms (think algae). The dinoflagellates in our products are special because they have an internal clock that controls when they can emit light (bioluminescence) and when they are able to gain energy from the sun (photosynthesis). This internal clock is referred to as a circadian rhythm and ...

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Red Tide predicted for South Ponto Beach tonight! Well... sort of. While there won't be a true natural Red Tide, BioPop will be celebrating Earth Day on the beach with one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular phenomena- bioluminescence! Join us tonight, April 22nd, around 8:00pm (sunset) at Carlsbad Blvd. Encinitas, CA (near the volleyball ...

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The Top Glowing Science Stories from May, 2015 In May, plankton ruled the headlines Down Under and in The New Yorker.  The bioluminescent variety also inspired our crew at BioPop to conceptualize a futuristic light bulb design that uses sea life to glow.   3 — The Drifting World — Plankton are at the center of the marine food web, ...

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