bioluminescent world

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a world that illuminates itself without the need of electricity? Or how much fun it would be to eat a bowl of ice cream that glows? These ideas are quickly moving from the realm of science fiction to a very palpable reality. From ...

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algae-biofuel-of-future

Would you use pond scum to power your car? Well, that may be a reality in the near future - algae just might be the “fuel of tomorrow” for many reasons. For example, algae grows quickly and produces 60 times more oil than land-based plants. Scientists are discovering ways to turn the energy-filled oil created by ...

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robotic engineers of the future

The robotic engineering and artificial intelligence industries have expanded tremendously over recent years, with more and more public funds being funneled into programs fostering robotics research, production, and perhaps most significantly: education. The British and New Zealand governments have pledged substantial funds for robotics education, for example. And the world at large is planning for ...

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Bioluminescent animals are some of the coolest creatures on earth, and it’s not just because they glow. It’s why they glow that makes them so amazing! From fish to fungi, these incredible organisms use their natural light to attract food, mates, and even use their bioluminescence for protection. The list of bioluminescent animals ...

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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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