These Optical Illusions Will Test Your Perception Abilities! Image via: Shutterstock.com Take a look at these images and test your powers of perception. If you can’t believe your eyes or get stumped, it’s because you’re looking at five optical illusions. By definition, illusions are images and sights which strongly disagree with physical reality. When we suddenly realize that not all is as it appears, our brains light up, forcing us to pay extra attention to whatever it is that seems to be playing tricks on our eyes. Escape Room Themes Most escape rooms will have a theme or backstory to go with the mystery. It isn't necessary, and some pure puzzle solvers even prefer it. However most people prefer, and most escape rooms provide a basic theme. The theme is created by the decorations, music and lighting; plus the clues, puzzles and riddles themselves follow the theme of the room.
From sea to summit: plant colonisation of the land When plants moved from water onto land, everything changed. Nutrients were scavenged from rocks to form the earliest soils, atmospheric oxygen levels rose dramatically, and plants provided the food that enticed other organisms to expand across the terrestrial world. Building on the success of a meeting in 2010, the New Phytologist Trust organised a multidisciplinary symposium bringing together scientists from a wide range of backgrounds, from geology to molecular biology to plant physiology, to discuss how plants colonised the land and the effects this had on the history of our planet.
Translate foreign text using your Android camera and Google Translate This is the third part of the travel apps series for Android here on Ghacks that reviews useful applications when traveling abroad. The first two parts of the series review an offline currency converter and an offline maps application. It can be quite difficult to find your way around in a country if you don't speak the language, or, even worse, cannot even read most signs on the streets.
Create Animated Videos & More With Animatron Animatron is a nice tool for creating animated videos and images. I learned about it from Larry Ferlazzo a couple of weeks ago and I finally got some time to try it this morning. The concept behind Animatron is similar to that of Wideo and Powtoon. You drag and drop characters on a background scene and then choose how long each character will be displayed on the screen.
25 Van Gogh Inspired Art Projects for Kids - Play Ideas These Van Gogh inspired projects are a great way to share master art with your children. The subjects kids are introduced to while they are young tend to stay with them for life. These 25 Van Gogh Inspired Art Projects for Kids are a great way to inspire lifelong appreciation of great art, and fuel their own artistic imaginations. Have fun! These Sunflowers are made from recycled cereal boxes and make a great 3D art project for your kids.
101 Best Escape Room Puzzle Ideas – Nowescape Q: What’s the ultimate win for an escape game operator? A: Making a group of players want to simultaneously curse you and high-five you. Seriously! A roadmap for improving the representation of photosynthesis in Earth system models - Rogers - 2016 - New Phytologist Introduction Fossil energy use is the dominant driver of the increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration (Ca) and the principal cause of global climate change Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2013). Many of the observed and projected impacts of rising Ca portend increasing environmental and economic risk, yet the uncertainty surrounding the projection of our future climate by Earth system models (ESMs) is unacceptably high (Friedlingstein et al., 2006, 2014). Although CO2 emissions associated with anthropogenic activity are notable (11 Pg C yr−1), they represent < 10% of the gross carbon fluxes between the land surface and the atmosphere (Beer et al., 2010; Boden et al., 2013; Le Quéré et al., 2015). Terrestrial photosynthetic CO2 assimilation (A) is the largest of these CO2 fluxes (~120 Pg C yr−1), subsidizing our use of fossil fuels through the net assimilation of about one-third of the CO2 emissions associated with anthropogenic activities (Le Quéré et al., 2015).
Lightbot Lightbot is great fun and does a surprisingly thorough job of introducing some pretty complex principles of programming. Lightbot offers an easy way for kids to learn concepts like loops, if-then statements, and the like without typing or coding. Kids will learn more than the basics of programming though they may not realize it. The 5 Minute Lesson Plan Reading Time: 2 minutes. Updated October 2016 … used by thousands of teachers in hundreds of schools, in over 140+ countries across the world! “ Welcome to the original place to find context for The 5 Minute Lesson Plan ©; including history and evidence of how it’s being used by thousands of teachers and in hundreds of schools worldwide! If you would like to view the other 30+ variations, please visit The #5MinPlan Series ©. which also has (FAQs) Frequently Asked Questions.