360 Flip Scientific Protocol

7 Ply Skateboard Deck
Grip Tape
2 Trucks
4 Polyurethane Wheels
8 Ball Bearings
8 Screws and Nuts

1. Place your front foot in kick flip stance, at a 45 degree angle about two or more inches from the front bolts.
2. Put the ball of your back foot in the curvature of the tail otherwise known as the concave point.
3. Tilt your back foot up a little bit; this will help get the spin.
4. Pop and spin at the same time, then just kick your front foot forward and out like a kick flip.
5. Pop and SCOOP the board. The key to this trick is the scoop. Just try to get underneath the board, but not too much.
6. After you scoop the board up, at the same time, flick the board with your foot like you would when doing a kickflip.
7. Jump higher than the board by at least two inches.
8. Watch carefully and wait for the right moment to land. Wait for the board to come around to the grip tape.
9. Land with your knees bent and rollaway that much cooler.

Bioluminescent House Plant

This summer I spent some time on a small island of the coast of Vancouver Island and was lucky enough to witness bioluminescent algae glowing in the waves crashing on the shore. Ever since then I have been interested in this beautiful phenomenon. Over the weekend my interest was fueled by seeing the Creatures of Light exhibit at the Natural History Museum. I would love to try and bring this into the modern home and find a way to either use bioluminescence to accompany or replace our household electronics. Would it be possible to use red, green and blue toned organisms to replace the TV screen? Is that cruel? Maybe its better to start small, so how about a house plant that is genetically modified to glow in the dark to act as a night light.

Bio-Light, by Dutch electronics company Philips
Glows green when fed with Methane gas

Bioluminescent Fungi in Brazil