plasma ball


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plasma ball

n.
A glass ball containing low-density gas surrounding an electrode, which stimulates the gas to glow in random, moving streams of light.
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Among the toys exhibited were a Plasma Ball, a Van de Graaff generator ball and more; all of which represented various fundamental Physics concepts such as static electricity.
The older ones enjoyed showing what they already knew about energy and gravity while learning new tricks like how to transfer light energy from a plasma ball, an item I've now been told to buy.
When this "supercharged" conduit hit the soil, it formed a plasma ball, he argues.
Then, ironically, a few weeks ago, that was swept off the scare-o-meter with a Nasa report warning that, in 2012, the world could be hit by a massive plasma ball or, as they say in the trade, coronal mass ejection.
Around 30 children came together at the Think tank science museum in Millennium Point, Digbeth, to create a giant light bulb by linking hands to conduct electricity via a large plasma ball.
The BBC Scotland forecaster got to grips with a plasma ball as she helped launch National Science and Engineering Week 2007 at the Glasgow Science Centre on Clydeside.
The group of 11-13 year olds wrote poems about a plasma ball directed at someone who had not previously seen one, and presented them as a Powerpoint presentation.
What makes Pulstar different from spark plugs is its built-in capacitator, which stores the ignition's electrical power and then discharges it in an intense plasma ball," said Enerpulse CEO Daniel Parker.
IN our first store a pounds 12 plasma ball was signed for with the name Thomas Edison - inventor of the lightbulb.
Also, by controlling frequency, the size, shape and location of the plasma ball could be manipulated for better control of diamond growth position.
To celebrate this achievement, ScottishPower treated pupils at Park Community Primary School to a special lesson which included a giant, colourful plasma ball that showed pupils the power of electricity at the touch of their fingertips.