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Amazon has some awesome Science related products that any Science Geek in you know will love to have. Here are some of the more affordable gifts that are guaranteed to tickle the fancy of the science geek.

Aerogel

Also known as “Frozen Smoke“, Aerogelis

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a synthetic porous ultralight material derived from a gel, in which the liquid component of the gel has been replaced with a gas. The result is a solid with extremely low density and low thermal conductivity. Nicknames include “frozen smoke”, “solid smoke”, “solid air” or “blue smoke” owing to its translucent nature and the way light scatters in the material; however, it feels like extruded polystyrene (Styrofoam) to the touch.

Aerogel was first created by Samuel Stephens Kistler in 1931, as a result of a bet with Charles Learned over who could replace the liquid in “jellies” with gas without causing shrinkage.

Aerogels are produced by extracting the liquid component of a gel through super critical drying. This allows the liquid to be slowly dried off without causing the solid matrix in the gel to collapse from capillary action, as would happen with conventional evaporation. The first aerogels were produced from silica gels. Kistler’s later work involved aerogels based on alumina, chromia and tin dioxide. Carbon aerogels were first developed in the late 1980s.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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    Aerogels are the lightest solids known. Up to 1000 times lighter than glass and with a density as low as only four times that of air, they show very high thermal, electrical and acoustic insulation values and hold many entries in Guinness World Records. Originally based on silica, R & D efforts have extended this class of materials to non-silicate inorganic oxides, natural and synthetic organic polymers, carbon, metal and ceramic materials, etc. Composite systems involving polymer-crosslinked aerogels and interpenetrating hybrid networks have been developed and exhibit remarkable mechanical strength and flexibility. Even more exotic aerogels based on clays, chalcogenides, phosphides, quantum dots, and biopolymers such as chitosan are opening new applications for the construction, transportation, energy, defense and healthcare industries. Applications in electronics, chemistry, mechanics, engineering, energy production and storage, sensors, medicine, nanotechnology, military and aerospace, oil and gas recovery, thermal insulation and household uses are being developed with an estimated annual market growth rate of around 70% until 2015. The Aerogels Handbook summarizes state-of-the-art developments and processing of inorganic, organic, and composite aerogels, including the most important methods of synthesis, characterization as well as their typical applications and their possible market impact. Readers will find an exhaustive overview of all aerogel materials known today, their fabrication, upscaling aspects, physical and chemical properties, and most recent advances towards applications and commercial products, some of which are commercially available today. Key Features: -Edited and written by recognized worldwide leaders in the field -Appeals to a broad audience of materials scientists, chemists, and engineers in academic research and industrial R & D -Covers inorganic, organic, and composite aerogels -Describes military, aerospace, building industry, household, env
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    Publisher & Publishing Date: Springer, July 27, 2011: Author Name: Michel Andre Aegerter, Nicholas Leventis, Matthias M. Koebel: # of Pages and Medium: 932 Pages Hardcover
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EcoSphere

ecosphere gift geek buy online cheap funThe EcoSphere and “Original Ecosphere” are trademark names for sealed blown-glass miniature aquaria produced by Ecosphere Associates, Inc., of Tucson, Arizona, United States. Spherical or ovoid, the aquaria range from roughly baseball-size to soccer-ball-size. They are sold worldwide as scientific novelties and decorative objects.

The EcoSphere’s main visual appeal is provided by tiny red-pink shrimp, Halocaridina rubra, between 1/4 and 3/8 inch (or approximately a centimeter) in length. The shrimp swim energetically around the aquarium, eat the brown bacterial and algal scum on the glass, consume the filamentous green algae which sometimes forms a globular pillow in the water, and perch on a fragment of soft coral.

The main conceptual interest of these objects lies in the fact that they are materially closed ecological systems which are self-sustaining over a period of years. At room temperature, and with only low inputs of light, the algae produce oxygen which supports the shrimp and bacteria. Bacteria break down the shrimps’ wastes. The breakdown products provide nutrients to the algae and bacteria upon which the shrimp feed. The manufacturer states that shrimp live in the EcoSphere for an average of 2 to 3 years, and are known to live over 10 years.

A magnetic scrubber is enclosed in each EcoSphere. By passing another magnet over the outside of the glass, the owner can manipulate the scrubber to clean the inside of the EcoSphere

Source: Wikipedia

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    Great addition for your EcoSphere! Place your EcoSphere on this Turntable Base for ease in viewing from all angles- without having to pick it up and disturb the shrimp and other life forms inside. Plus, no fingerprints on the glass! Attractive black plastic base with beveled sides. Turntable Base for Small Water Drop and Large Pod EcoSpheres Ease in viewing EcoSphere from all angles Will not disturb the shrimp No fingerprints! Black plasticSize4" dia. x? "H
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    Great addition for your EcoSphere! Place your EcoSphere on this Turntable Base for ease in viewing from all angles, without having to pick it up and disturb the shrimp and other life forms inside. Plus, no fingerprints on the glass! Attractive black plastic base with beveled sides. Turntable Base for Extra Large Sphere EcoSpheres Ease in viewing EcoSphere from all angles Will not disturb the shrimp No fingerprints! Black plasticSize9" dia. x "H
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    With this EcoSphere pod from Wind & Weather, you can have an entire sea ecosystem on your desk. You'll be mesmerized by the tiny red shrimp, algae and micro-organisms that swim around decorative plants and pebbles on the sea floor. Absolutely no maintenance is required for this EcoSphere pod. All it requires is light. The shrimp eat the algae and the bacteria, then the shrimp's waste encourages the regeneration of the bacteria and algae, so the cycle begins again. We offer small or large pods, or small or large spheres, from 4"H x 4" dia. to 7-1/2"H x 4" dia. This EcoSphere Pod with an Entire Self-Sustaining Sea Ecosystem from Wind & Weather requires no maintenance to sustain itself The pod includes filtered sea water, a plant, pebbles, shrimp, algae and micro-organisms When the pod is kept in light, the shrimp eat the algae and bacteria, then new algae and bacteria form from the shrimp's waste, for a self-sustaining system These pods are based on technology created by NASA scientists Wind & Weather offers these EcoSphere pods in four varieties: small pod (5-1/2"H x 3" dia.) , small sphere (4"H x 4" dia.) , large pod (7-1/2"H x 4" dia.) or large sphere (5"H x 5-1/4"W) SizeSmall Pod 5-1/2"H x 3" Dia. Small Sphere 4"H x 4" Dia. Large Pod 7-1/2H x 4" Dia. Large Sphere 5"H x 5-1/4"WShippingDelivery signature required.
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    Great addition for your EcoSphere! Place your EcoSphere on this Turntable Base for ease in viewing from all angles- without having to pick it up and disturb the shrimp and other life forms inside. Plus, no fingerprints on the glass! Attractive black plastic base with beveled sides. Turntable Base for Large Sphere, Medium Sphere and Large Water Drop EcoSpheres Ease in viewing EcoSphere from all angles Will not disturb the shrimp No fingerprints! Black plasticSize5-?" dia. x? "H
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 Mars Rock (Martian meteorite)

mars rock buy onlineMartian meteorite is a rock that formed on the planet Mars, was ejected from Mars by the impact of an asteroid or comet, and landed on the Earth. Of over 61,000 meteorites that have been found on Earth, 120 were identified as Martian (as of May 21, 2013).[2] These meteorites are thought to be from Mars because they have elemental and isotopic compositions that are similar to rocks and atmosphere gases analyzed by spacecraft on Mars.[3]

The term does not refer to meteorites found on Mars, such as Heat Shield Rock.

On January 3, 2013, NASA reported that a meteorite, named NWA 7034 (nicknamed “Black Beauty”), found in 2011 in the Sahara desert, was determined to be from Mars and found to contain ten times the water of other Mars meteorites found on Earth.[1] The meteorite was determined to have formed 2.1 billion years ago during the Amazonian geologic period on Mars.

Source: Wikipedia

We have some recommended reading for those Mars rock fans The Rock from Mars: A Detective on Two Planets

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    Elevate your cold weather attire with the classic Meteorite boot from Seychelles.Leather upper.Pull-on construction with side pull tabs.Ankle zipper closure.Almond toe.Textile lining and insole.Stacked heel.Synthetic outsole.Imported. Measurements:Heel Height: 2 3 4 inWeight: 1 lb 11 ozCircumference: 15 inShaft: 16 inProduct measurements were taken using size 9, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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    Discover with Dr. Cool Meteorite Dig Kit: Dig out your own real meteorite Discover tektite, the glass formed from a meteor's collision with Earth Add tektite to your rock collection
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    Hosted by science enthusiasts, Jay Ingram and Natasha Stillwell, "Daily Planet" is a series that provides discussion and commentary on the scientific aspects of current events. Featuring interviews, field pieces and real-life experiments from around the world, Daily Planet provides a fast-paced, enlightening and entertaining look at what is happening on (and off) our planet. The Physical Science Series takes an exciting look at the unseen and unknown. This program ventures out into the uncharted territories of outer space, then travels back to earth to explore the incredible power of air, energy, and sound. "Space: Meteorites & The Moon" - Daily Planet takes another look at the world beyond our world - outer space! Why is the Antarctic the best place to look for meteorites? Plus, a preview the first-ever HD images of the Moon.
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    Elevate your cold weather attire with the classic Meteorite boot from Seychelles.Leather upper.Pull-on construction with side pull tabs.Ankle zipper closure.Almond toe.Textile lining and insole.Stacked heel.Synthetic outsole.Imported. Measurements:Heel Height: 2 3 4 inWeight: 1 lb 11 ozCircumference: 15 inShaft: 16 inProduct measurements were taken using size 9, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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    Elevate your cold weather attire with the classic Meteorite boot from Seychelles.Leather upper.Pull-on construction with side pull tabs.Ankle zipper closure.Almond toe.Textile lining and insole.Stacked heel.Synthetic outsole.Imported. Measurements:Heel Height: 2 3 4 inWeight: 1 lb 11 ozCircumference: 15 inShaft: 16 inProduct measurements were taken using size 9, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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    This popular guide to cosmic debris introduces the fascinating world of meteorites, asteroids, comets, and impact craters. With more than 50 new photographs and updated illustrations, new and expanded appendixes, and some fun cosmic humor, Rocks from Space, Second Edition, journeys into the last frontier for close-up looks at the latest astronomical discoveries.
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    Did an enormous collision in the Asteroid Belt, orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter, bombard Earth with meteorites 470 million years ago? Astonishing new research suggests it did, and a revolutionary theory is emerging that this bombardment resulted in the single greatest increase in biological diversity on the planet since the origin of life. Introducing these discoveries to the general public for the first time, Ted Nield challenges the view that meteorites are bad news. Tracing the history of meteorites from the first recorded strike to the videos made routinely today, he reveals the fascinating ways in which meteorites have transformed from omens of doom to a stepping stone to Mars in twenty-first-century space exploration. "The"Falling Sky" will shatter everything you thought you knew about one of the most terrifying forces in the universe.
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    Publisher: Stackpole Books: Author Name: Mike D. Reynolds: Publishing Date: June 18, 2010
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Gömböc

Science Geeks will love these gifts - Gombok - a convex three-dimensionalhomogeneous bodygömböc or gomboc (/ˈɡɒmbɒk/; Hungarian: [ˈɡømbøts]) is a convex three-dimensionalhomogeneous body which, when resting on a flat surface, has just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium. Its existence was conjectured by Russian mathematician Vladimir Arnold in 1995 and proven in 2006 by Hungarian scientists Gábor Domokos and Péter Várkonyi. The gömböc shape is not unique; it has countless varieties, most of which are very close to a sphere and all have very strict shape tolerance (about 0.1 mm per 10 cm). The most famous solution has a sharpened top and is shown on the right. Its shape helped to explain the body structure of some turtles in relation to their ability to return to equilibrium position after being placed upside down. Copies of gömböc have been donated to institutions and museums, and the biggest one was presented at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China.

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Book Recommendation: What’s Happening in the Mathematical Sciences by Dana MacKenzie (Feb 2011) @ http://www.amazon.com/Happening-Mathematical-Sciences-Volume-Mathermatical/dp/0821807668

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    Learning Resources LER0922 Large Geometric Shapes for Grades K and Up - Manufacturer: Learning Resources - Mfg Part Number: LER0922 - Condition: New - Packaging: Retail
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    Author: Sheldrick Ross, Catherine: Hardcover (192 pages) : Publisher: Kids Can Press, March 2014
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Violet Laser Pointer

ref=pd_sim_e_5This is a new colour to recently be made available on the Laser Pointer market, retailing at about $10 for a little toy handheld but you can buy the bigger more powerful 500mw 200mw 100mw 50mw UV Violet Laser pointer of Razor Series

The Razor series is warnlaser.com’s new series of violet lasers. The power is supplied by two AAA batteries /500mW with CR123A and uses the newest micro-electronics technology. It has the most unique color out of all our other products. warnlaser.com engineers these laser’s power up to 500mW. The Razor series uses a genuine Sony Blue-Ray diode. The beam has a rather unearthly glow, which makes it a very unique color. Compared to similar laser pointers from other companies, the special price of $299.99 cannot be beaten.

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    Authentic 5mW 405nm Powerful Blue Violet Laser Pointer Pen Black + Golden (2xAAA)
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Gallium

Gallium is a chemical element with symbol Ga and atomic number 31Gallium is a chemical element with symbol Ga and atomic number 31. Elemental gallium does not occur in nature, but as the gallium(III) compounds that are in trace amounts in zinc ores and in bauxite. Gallium is a soft silvery metal, and elemental gallium is a brittle solid at low temperatures. If it is held in the human hand long enough, gallium will melt, since it melts at the temperature of about 29.76 °C (85.57 °F) (slightly aboveroom temperature). The melting point of gallium is used as a temperature reference point. The alloy galinstan(68.5% gallium, 21.5% indium, and 10% tin) has the even lower melting point of −19 °C (−2 °F), well below the freezing point of water. Beginning with its discovery in 1875 through the era of semiconductors, gallium was used primarily as an agent to make alloys that melt at low temperatures. Then, gallium became useful in semiconductors, including as a dopant.

Today, nearly all gallium is used in electronics. Gallium arsenide, the primary chemical compound of gallium in electronics, is used in microwave circuits, high-speed switching circuits, and infrared circuitsGallium nitride and indium gallium nitride, minority semiconductor uses, produce blue and violet light-emitting diodes(LEDs) and diode lasers.

Source: Wikipedia

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    Publisher & Publishing Date: Springer, January 13, 2006: Author Name: Stephen J. Pearton, Cammy R. Abernathy, Fan Ren: # of Pages and Medium: 380 Pages Hardcover
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    This book is based on contributions presented at the 1st World Congress on Gallium-68 and Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy, which examined recent developments in theranostics the emerging field of molecular targeting of vectors that can be used for both diagnosis and therapy, when modified accordingly. The focus of this book is on the rapidly developing research into and clinical applications of gallium-68 and other generator-produced PET radionuclides in the personalized diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine tumors and other diseases. In addition, new PET radiopharmaceuticals are considered, and the latest ideas and concepts, presented. Theranostics embodies both molecular and personalized medicine. It is at the cutting edge of medicine, and the contents of this volume will be of interest to chemists, physicians, and investigators dealing with generators, PET radiochemistry, molecular imaging, and radionuclide therapy.
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Miracle Berries

Miracle Berries

Synsepalum dulcificum, also known as the miracle fruit, is a plant with a berry that, when eaten, causes sourfoods (such as lemons and limes) subsequently consumed to taste sweet. This effect is due to miraculin, which is used commercially as a sugar substitute. Common names for this species and its berry include miracle fruit,[2] miracle berrymiraculous berry,[2] sweet berry,[3][4][5] and in West Africa, where the species originates, agbayun,[6] taamiasaa, and ledidi.

The berry itself has a low sugar content[7] and a mildly sweet tang. It contains a glycoprotein molecule, with some trailing carbohydrate chains, called miraculin.[8][9] When the fleshy part of the fruit is eaten, this molecule binds to the tongue’s taste buds, causing sour foods to taste sweet. At neutral pH, miraculin binds and blocks the receptors, but at low pH (resulting from ingestion of sour foods) miraculin binds protons and becomes able to activate the sweet receptors, resulting in the perception of sweet taste.[10] This effect lasts until the protein is washed away by saliva (up to about 60 minutes).[11]

The names miracle fruit and miracle berry are shared by Gymnema sylvestre and Thaumatococcus daniellii,[2]which are two other species of plant used to alter the perceived sweetness of foods.

Source: Wikipedia

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    Miracle Fruits (sometimes called Miracle Berries) have been a secret wonder of the world for centuries. Though they were first documented by a French dude in 1725, they'd been consumed for many generations prior. They were eaten before meals to make the meals taste better. How? you ask. By making sour and bitter foods taste sweet. But how? you scream. The truth is, science doesn't completely know (it has something to do with the protein miraculin that bonds to your taste buds) ...
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    ISBN -13: 978-1451625592: ISBN -10: 1451625596: No. Of Pages: 304 Pages
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    Imagine a cup of coffee brewed from beans grown right in your own kitchen. Or juice from an orange harvested from the living room. A salad sprinkled with olives plucked from a tree in the dining room. It's now possible in any climate, with "Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere." This book covers 47 varieties of fruiting plants - from chocolate to cherries, papaya to passion fruit, grapefruit to guava - providing everything a gardener needs to know, including information on selecting plants, planting, pruning, maintenance, and harvesting. It's easy Anyone, anywhere can enjoy the satisfaction of growing tropical fruit at home.
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Klein Bottle

Klein Bottle

In mathematics, the Klein bottle /ˈkln/ is an example of a non-orientable surface; informally, it is a surface (a two-dimensional manifold) in which notions of left and right cannot be consistently defined. Other related non-orientable objects include the Möbius strip and the real projective plane. Whereas a Möbius strip is asurface with boundary, a Klein bottle has no boundary (for comparison, a sphere is an orientable surface with no boundary).

The Klein bottle was first described in 1882 by the German mathematician Felix Klein. It may have been originally named the Kleinsche Fläche (“Klein surface”) and that this was incorrectly interpreted as Kleinsche Flasche (“Klein bottle”), which ultimately led to the adoption of this term in the German language as well.

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    Shedding new light on the incredible world of numbers hidden deep within day-to-day life, a guide to mathematical geekdom reveals how theorems and equations can be applied to nearly everything we encounter. Original.
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Giant Plush Microbes

Giant Plush MicrobesMost folks never realize how cute microbes can be when expanded 1,000,000 times and then fashioned into cuddly plush. Until now, that is. Keep one on your desktop to remind yourself that there is an “invisible” universe out there filled with very small things that can do incredible damage to much bigger things. Then go and wash your hands. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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    Most folks never realize how cute microbes can be when expanded 1,000,000 times and then fashioned into cuddly plush. Until now, that is. Keep one on your desktop to remind yourself that there is an invisible universe out there filled with very small things that can do incredible damage to much bigger things. Then go and wash your hands. Lather, rinse, repeat...
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    These adorable brain cells are ready to share their knowledge. Plush and cuddly and ready to give and receive many hugs. This brain cell is a perfect gift for youngster to the young at heart.
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  • GIANT MICROBES
    Meet the little blue fungus that could. Perfect teaching tool for parents, educators, health, medical and science professionals! Great gift for teachers, doctors, collectors, kids of all ages, and anyone with a healthy sense of humor! Features Giant Microbes Penicillin (Penicillium Chrysogenum) Plush Toy Includes a hangtag with an image and fun and educational facts about penicillin. (Approx. 1,000,000 times actual size)
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    Most folks never realize how cute microbes can be when expanded 1,000,000 times and then fashioned into cuddly plush. Until now, that is. Keep one on your desktop to remind yourself that there is an invisible universe out there filled with very small things that can do incredible damage to much bigger things. Then go and wash your hands. Lather, rinse, repeat...
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    The toe bone connected to the heel bone, The heel bone connected to the foot bone, The foot bone connected to the funny bone! (And ours won't break.) Perfect teaching tool for parents, educators, health, medical and science professionals! Great gift for teachers, doctors, collectors, kids of all ages, and anyone with a healthy sense of humor! Features Giant Microbes Bone Cell (Osteocyte) Plush Toy Includes a hangtag with an image and fun and educational facts about bone (Approx. 1,000,000 times actual size)
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    Most folks never realize how cute microbes can be when expanded 1,000,000 times and then fashioned into cuddly plush. Until now, that is. Keep one on your desktop to remind yourself that there is an invisible universe out there filled with very small things that can do incredible damage to much bigger things. Then go and wash your hands. Lather, rinse, repeat...
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    Most folks never realize how cute microbes can be when expanded 1,000,000 times and then fashioned into cuddly plush. Until now, that is. Keep one on your desktop to remind yourself that there is an invisible universe out there filled with very small things that can do incredible damage to much bigger things. Then go and wash your hands. Lather, rinse, repeat...
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  • GIANT MICROBES
    Caused by the same microbe responsible for strep-throats, Flesh Eating can put you on a diet - fast. Perfect teaching tool for parents, educators, health, medical and science professionals! Great gift for teachers, doctors, collectors, kids of all ages, and anyone with a healthy sense of humor! Features Giant Microbes Flesh Eating (Streptococcus pyogenes) Plush Toy Includes a hangtag with an image and fun and educational facts about flesh eating disease (Approx. 1,000,000 times actual size)
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    Amoeba's moods are always oozing. They come in 3 colors (each sold separately
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  • GIANT MICROBES
    Meet the little blue fungus that could. Perfect teaching tool for parents, educators, health, medical and science professionals! Great gift for teachers, doctors, collectors, kids of all ages, and anyone with a healthy sense of humor! Features Giant Microbes Penicillin (Penicillium Chrysogenum) Plush Toy Includes a hangtag with an image and fun and educational facts about penicillin. (Approx. 1,000,000 times actual size)
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    Nervous? Relax, and trust your impulses. Perfect teaching tool for parents, educators, health, medical and science professionals! Great gift for teachers, doctors, collectors, kids of all ages, and anyone with a healthy sense of humor! Features Giant Microbes Nerve Cell (Neuron) Plush Toy Includes a hangtag with an image and fun and educational facts about nerve cell (Approx. 1,000,000 times actual size)
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Ferrofluid

Ferrofluids are found in everything from speakers to hard drivesferrofluid (portmanteau of ferromagnetic, and fluid) is a liquid which becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field.

Ferrofluids are colloidal liquids made of nanoscale ferromagnetic, or ferrimagnetic, particles suspended in a carrier fluid (usually an organic solvent or water). Each tiny particle is thoroughly coated with a surfactant to inhibit clumping. Large ferromagnetic particles can be ripped out of the homogeneous colloidal mixture, forming a separate clump of magnetic dust when exposed to strong magnetic fields. The magnetic attraction of nanoparticles is weak enough that the surfactant’s Van der Waals force is sufficient to prevent magnetic clumping or agglomeration. Ferrofluids usually[1] do not retainmagnetization in the absence of an externally applied field and thus are often classified as “superparamagnets” rather than ferromagnets[citation needed].

The difference between ferrofluids and magnetorheological fluids (MR fluids) is the size of the particles. The particles in a ferrofluid primarily consist of nanoparticles which are suspended by Brownian motion and generally will not settle under normal conditions. MR fluid particles primarily consist of micrometre-scale particles which are too heavy for Brownian motion to keep them suspended, and thus will settle over time because of the inherent density difference between the particle and its carrier fluid. These two fluids have very different applications as a result.

Ferrofluids are found in everything from speakers to hard drives, but it’s much more fun to play with when when you’ve got a puddle of it naked and out in the open.

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    Research into the fascinating properties and applications of magnetic fluids - also called ferrofluids - is rapidly growing, making it necessary to provide, at regular intervals, a coherent and tutorial account of the combined theoretical and experimental advances in the field. This volume is an outgrow of seven years of research by some 30 interdisciplinary groups of scientists: theoretical physicists describing the behaviour of such complex fluids, chemical engineers synthesizing nanosize magnetic particles, experimentalist measuring the fluid properties and mechanical engineers exploring the many applications such fluids offer, in turn providing application-guided feedback to the modellers and requests for the preparation of new fluid types to chemists, in particular those providing optimum response to given magnetic field configurations. Moreover, recent developments towards biomedical applications widens this spectrum to include medicine and pharmacology. Consisting of six large chapters on synthesis and characterization, thermo- and electrodynamics, surface instabilities, structure and rheology, biomedical applications as well as engineering and technical applications, this work is both a unique source of reference for anyone working in the field and a suitable introduction for newcomers to the field.
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    Magnetic control of the properties and the flow of liquids is a challenging field for basic research and for applications. This book is meant to be both an introduction to, and a state-of-the-art review of, this topic. Written in the form of a set of lectures and tutorial reviews, the book addresses the synthesis and characterization of magnetic fluids, their hydrodynamical description and their rheological properties. The book closes with an account of magnetic drug targeting.
    $139.00  from Walmart

Solar System Diagram “Cutting Board”

Geeky out this Christmas with the Solar System Diagram Cutting Board from Elysium Woodworks. An engraved wooden cutting board which features an astronomy lesson, including planet names, distances from the sun and the orbital period, as well as pictographic representations of moons and some asteroids and Kuiper belt objects.

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  • Teaching Resources
    Explore the solar system with this updated bulletin board that features a giant sun, the 8 planets, and the recently reclassified dwarf planet, Pluto. Includes a large chart that features a wealth of information about each planet, as well as 6 fact-filled cards about other members of our solar system, such as comets, moons, and asteroids.
    $11.99  from Scholastic Teacher Express
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    Resource guide.
    $14.99  from Quill.com
  • Teacher Created Resources
    Introduce students to space using a map of our solar system, the nine planets, the sun and other stars, an asteroid, and a variety of moons. Includes 51 pieces. Our Solar System measures 22'' x 6''. All bulletin board pieces are UV coated for extra durability. A 4-page teacher resource guide is included. This product is acid-free per industry standards; contact us for technical information.
    $11.99  from Teacher Created Resources

3D Dinosaur Cookie Cutters

by Fancy

3D Dino Cookie CuttersCookie cutters in the shape of dinosaur body parts. Cut out cookie dough, bake in the oven, then slot the cookies together to make edible dinosaurs that will stand up your plate. Create the tastiest treats this side of the Jurassic period… then eat them into extinction. Each pack includes cutters for the body parts required to bake a whole dinosaur, with four to collect (Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus and T-Rex). Please allow 10 days for shipping.
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  • Chicago Metallic
    Adorable homemade animal cookies have never been so easy! Using the plunger cookie cutters, cut out the cookie and then depress detailed animal designs. Set of 5 includes lion, tiger, giraffe, seal, and elephant. Mess free cutter.
    $14.99  from Food Network Store
  • Chef'n
    Create your own dinosaur with this easy-to-use Chef'n cookie cutter with stencil PRODUCT FEATURES Cut several cookies at once. Stencils can be used to decorate cookies with frosting, sprinkles and sugar. PRODUCT CONSTRUCTION & CARE Top-rack dishwasher safe PRODUCT DETAILS Model no. 108-669-053 Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. Size: One Size. Color: Yellow. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Adult.
    $12.99  from Kohl's
  • Chef'n
    Create your own dinosaur with this easy-to-use Chef'n cookie cutter with stencil PRODUCT FEATURES Cut several cookies at once. Stencils can be used to decorate cookies with frosting, sprinkles and sugar. PRODUCT CONSTRUCTION & CARE Top-rack dishwasher safe PRODUCT DETAILS Model no. 108-669-053 Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. Size: One Size. Color: Yellow. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Adult.
    $12.99  from Kohl's

Proof: The Science of Booze Hardcover – May 27, 2014

Humans have been perfecting the science of alcohol production for ten thousand years, but modern scientists are only just beginning to distill the complex reactions behind the perfect buzz. In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Adam Rogers puts our alcoholic history under the microscope, from our ancestors’ accidental discovery of fermented drinks to the cutting-edge laboratory research that proves why—or even if—people actually like the stuff.

From fermentation to distillation to aging, Proof offers a unique glimpse inside the barrels, stills, tanks, and casks that produce iconic drinks. Rogers ventures from the whiskey-making mecca of the Scottish Highlands to the most sophisticated gene-sequencing labs in the world—and to more than one bar—introducing us to the motley characters and evolving science behind the latest developments in boozy technology. He uncovers alcohol’s deepest mysteries, chasing the physics, molecular biology, organic chemistry, and even metallurgy that power alcohol production, and the subtle mixture of psychology and neurobiology that fuels our taste for those products.

With intoxicating enthusiasm, Rogers reveals alcohol as a miracle of science. If you’ve ever wondered how exactly your drink of choice arrived in your glass, or exactly what will happen to you once you empty it, Proof makes an unparalleled drinking companion.

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    Presents a look at the science of alcohol production and consumption, from the principles behind the fermentation, distillation, and aging of alcoholic beverages, to the psychology and neurobiology of what happens after it is consumed.
    $10.63  from Walmart

watch-magnetism-in-actionMagnetism in action.

Made with teeny iron-based particles, this moldable magnetic putty acts like a magnet, moving paperclips and “eating” other magnets.

Warning: This is one addictive toy.

$15 at Uncommon Goods.