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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"The lead singer sports a plasma ball on his head and there's a reptilian-headed alien on drums, and they play prog funk, space rock goodness that will make you dance with delight.
"The lead singer sports a plasma ball on his head and there's a reptilian-headed alien on drums, and they play prog-funk, space-rock goodness that will make you dance with delight.
With UV lights, fibre optics, plasma ball, glow in the dark objects and more!
A Summer of Learning participant learns about static electricity using a plasma ball
The canopy looked as if it was the glass of a plasma ball. The canopy engulfed in a white spider web of static electricity crawling front to back in a matter of seconds.
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 scientific experiment involved them generating enough power to light a large neon sign.
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.
"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.