I noticed in Eureka season 3, episode 16 "You Don't Know Jack", that in the background setting of the locked-down lab, there is a type of multi-colored display of swirling plasma/smoke. I was wondering if anyone knows what this actually is, if its a screensaver I can download, or if it has a name - scientifically or artistically?

The design is really cool and I would like to get something similar for myself and would just like some information on it or things resembling it.

I assume it is a prop and not just a green-screen effect. Here is the closest visual I could find:

A frame of the show with the swirly-smoky screensaver visible.

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    custom made most likely.
    – dkuntz2
    Commented May 27, 2011 at 2:28
  • Really Slick Screensavers (reallyslick.com/screensavers.html) has some that look vaguely similar.
    – user1787
    Commented Sep 11, 2011 at 5:31
  • It is very blurry but it seems to be in the range of electricsheep
    – aquaherd
    Commented Sep 28, 2011 at 18:56
  • I am pretty sure it isnt electricsheep, beacuse of way of the movement (yes I have seen the episode).
    – WizardOz
    Commented Nov 4, 2011 at 10:42
  • I haven't seen the series, but that picture looks like the Northern Lights to me
    – Kevin
    Commented Feb 3, 2012 at 1:44

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The one I found is not quite the same, but it looks like an aurora borealis. For Windows 7, you can get it here.

And it looks like this.

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