Top Ten Holiday Gift Ideas for the “Science and Engineering Minded” Announced at Start of Holiday Shopping Season

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Holiday gift ideas for the science and engineering enthusiast.

Finding holiday gift ideas for the science and engineering oriented is far too often a challenge for many. To help provide this year’s holiday shoppers with science and engineering oriented gift ideas for their loved one, Edmunds Scientific, a leading producer of scientific instruments for over 60 years, announced today their top ten “must have” holiday gift ideas for the science and engineering enthusiast.

The holiday gift idea list, developed through analysis of most popular and innovative items currently in the marketplace, also identified what they expect to be the “hottest” science oriented holiday gift item of the year – Robosapien, the Robot with Attitude.

“Tech-heads, stargazers, armchair astronomers, students, engineers and just the intellectually curious always love the latest science gadgets and never more so than during the holidays,” says Tim Burns, Catalog Manager, at Edmunds Scientific. “With our fingers on the pulse of what’s hot and what’s not, we’re providing the list of holiday gift ideas for the science and engineering enthusiast, as well as those people who want something that's a little different. We hope it provides shoppers with some needed holiday inspiration."

The top ten science oriented holiday gift ideas, as reported by and available at Edmunds Scientific:

Robot, Robosapien, Robot with Attitude: A lot of attitude and cool for a robot. Major bonus for the fact that he comes in Imperial Stormtrooper black and white. The hot holiday gift.

Kick Dis Power Puck: Imagine an air hockey puck without the table. It glides along on a cushion of air and has been known to sometimes fly across offices. Some advice when one in the area: duck!

Telescope, Basic Astroscan Package: The original Astroscan is still the best choice available for beginners looking for a low-cost, easy-to-use, maintenance-free telescope and for expert stargazers seeking a high-performance portable second scope. The best choice for the amateur astronomer on your list.

Elementary Chemistry Set: Developed for the Smithsonian Institute by Princeton University scientists, this chemistry set is among the safest for use by elementary students. Over 1,500 experiments that won’t blow up the basement.

Air Zooka: Launch a full air assault without ever leaving the ground with the 'Air Zooka air gun'. Air Zooka is a hand held fun gun that fires a ball of air with enough power to mess up a person’s hair, ruffle their shirt or scatter papers from a distance of 20 feet away.

DigiScope 300, Motic Instruments: For those old enough to remember the 1965 film, Fantastic Voyage, the DigiScope 150 and DigiScope 300 Digital Microscopes will take your gift recipient on a journey of microscopic discovery the likes of which they have never experienced before. The good news? No crushing by heart valves. Designed specifically for younger students with input by professional educators. Raquel Welch, where are you?

Astrolabium 2000, "Heaven Machine”: Neither words nor pictures can do justice to this scientific work of art of the highest caliber. A meticulous reproduction of the "Heaven Machine" developed and build in the 18th century by the famous clock maker Philipp Matthaus Hahn (1739-1790).

Geiger Counter, Professional: Long day at the nuclear power plant? The top quality survey meter for field and laboratory is excellent for checking the radioactive contamination of work areas, personnel and instruments. Perfect for the Homer Simpson in your family.

Gyroscope Powerball, 250Hz: For athletes trying to bulk up, increase power or prevent injury, the Powerball is ideal. It is perfect for building muscle in the shoulders, arms, wrists and fingers. In addition, the Powerball's unique onboard computer constantly monitors your fitness level allowing you to track your strength gain on a daily basis. Beyond pure power generation, it also is very effective as a gentle rehabilitation device. Heal repetitive stress injuries, carpal tunnel symptoms and arthritic conditions.

Rock Tumbler Kit, Single Barrel: A blast from the past! Create fascinating specimens for gifts, collections and more with everything that is needed to enjoy this unique and interesting hobby that turns ordinary rocks into polished gemstones

“The good news for holiday shoppers is that with the continued growth of online shopping combined with an expected flurry of coupon and free shipping deals, these hot science and engineering oriented holiday gift ideas are easily available and affordable,” adds Burns.

About Edmunds Scientific

Edmund Scientifics has been a leading producer of scientific instruments for over 60 years. Their equipment has flown with Apollo astronauts and helped earthbound astronomers follow their progress. Today, Edmund Scientifics provides amateur scientists and schools with the tools they need to study all the major sciences. Edmunds Scientific’s website offers a full range of science and engineering oriented products and gadgets including these top ten holiday gift ideas and others, from a variety of leading brands.

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