Strange plants of Socotra Island Imagine waking up on the Socotra Island < > and taking a good look around you. After a yelp of disbelief, you'd be inclined to think you were transported to another planet - or traveled to another era of Earth's history. The second would be closer to the truth for this island, which is part of a group of four islands, has been geographically isolated from mainland Africa for the last 6 or 7 million years. Like the Galapagos Islands, this island is teeming with 700 extremely rare species of flora and fauna, a full 1/3 of which are endemic, i.e. found nowhere else on Earth. The climate is harsh, hot, and dry, and yet - the most amazing plant life thrives there.
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demos - A jumpy js competition Synth Sphere By Noah Weninger ( @gleurop ) An experimental music synthesizer with real time FFT. To play a custom song, add a hash (#) character to the url and put the algorithm afterwards. All songs you play are saved to l... more Plasma Flowers By Josep del Rio ( website, @joseprio ) This graphical demo will show plasma with a kaleidoscope effect, which sometimes produces flower shapes; click on the image to randomize the plasma generation.
Information Design Watch December 14, 2011, 9:57 am Game Theory, Starring the Bowerbird By Henry Woodbury For some reason I was reading about game theory over on Wikipedia, and followed a link to this: ValueClick Media ValueClick Media has united with Commission Junction, Greystripe, Mediaplex and Dotomi to form Conversant. We’ve invested over a billion dollars to create the first comprehensive personalized marketing platform that ignites engagement, drives sales and increases ROI. It’s true one-to-one marketing at scale – and it’s driving an average of 5.1 million sales per day for some of the world’s best brands. Canvas 3d JS Library » Demos Canvas 3d JS Library WebGL made easy! rss Videos 10 Infographics That Will Teach You About Typography Typography is a crucial component of great designs involving text, so knowing as much as you can about it is an important step to becoming a great designer. This roundup of infographics will help you discover new and interesting things (as well as reinforce and reiterate stuff you already know) about typography. Click the Go to Source link under each infographic to navigate to the source of the infographic and to see the larger version provided by the creator of the infographic.
How to Make / Create Your Own Website: The Beginner's A-Z Guide to Starting a Website The essential step by step guide on how to set up a website by Christopher Heng, thesitewizard.com This tutorial shows you how to make or create a website. It is intended for the beginner and layperson, taking you step by step through the whole process from the very beginning. It makes very few assumptions about what you know (other than the fact that you know how to surf the Internet, since you're already reading this article on the Internet). As some steps are more involved, this guide also links to selected relevant articles on thesitewizard.com that you will need to click through to read for more information. Terrestrial Globe - Flash 3D Earth Viewer Application Terrestrial Globe [Flash 3D Earth Viewer Application] This is a quite simple three dimensional virtual terrestial globe viewer web-application made with Adobe® Flash®. This compact and efficient 3d viewer allows you to comfortably rotate high-quality earth model by easy and intuitive mouse actions in the universal scene. *This application is provided on an "as is" basis with absolutely no warranty.