The DinoSphere is a living, glowing orb. The sphere contains thousands of tiny single cell algae called dinoflagellates. These "dinos" use light to grow and produce a soothing blue light when swirled at night. Now you can enjoy the beauty of natural bioluminescence from the comfort of your own home. Rather than send living organisms that may not be opened right away, your order comes with a redeemable coupon in place of the living dinos and Dino Nutrients. When ready, you can redeem the code on the BioPop website and the living dinos and nutrients will be shipped to you directly at no additional cost.
The Ocean is the origin of all life. And it continues to provide. Did you know that over 50% of the air we breathe is generated by the vast amounts of plant plankton in the Ocean, plant plankton like the dinoflagellates in the DinoSphere. Through a process called photosynthesis these little buggers crank out Oxygen (O2) while consuming harmful Carbon dioxide (CO2). And you can have both these healthy benefits in your home or office.
No - not like your phone.. The DinoSphere contains totally natural dinoflagellates (tiny marine algae) in a custom hand-blown glass vessel. Remember that glass is made from melted sand thus we have combined sand and sea, light and life, air and water to create the DinoSphere. The DinoSphere does not produce light during the daytime. It is too busy collecting the light it needs to survive. Only at night (during night-time hours) will the DinoSphere produce natural light (bioluminescence) when it is gently swirled.
Every night after dark you will be able to enjoy the soft natural blue light produced in earnest by thousands of tiny marine algae.
During the day just keep your DinoSphere in a moderately lighted room (out of direct sunlight) while it is scrubbing the air converting global warming CO2 to life giving Oxygen.
The DinoSphere never runs out of batteries or butt dials your mom when you are at a party. Light (either refracted sunlight or artificial room light) will power your DinoSphere for nights to come.
BioPop has a passion for science, art and design. Our work can be seen in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and in homes and offices around the world. BioPop is focused on developing "living art" concepts that fuel the imagination, provide new answers for the way we live, and enrich our understanding of the relationship between nature, science and humanity. "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” -Albert Einstein
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Smart Natural Light
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
While trying to create a functional living 'BioLight' from dinoflagellates the Founders of BioPop realized that the Dino cultures they were working with were more than pools of single cell algae. 'The more we played with these guys more connected we became with them'. Friends and family joined in this aquatic connection and soon they were sharing their Dino friends with everyone around them. Children were fascinated, adults wanted to learn more about them, kids thought they were cool. Even some old people got it.
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