26 Dark Website Designs That Work Well I have compiled a showcase of the most fantastic dark website designs. All of these designs work very well with each other. The colours, backgrounds, text effects, images and overall web design positioning has selected very carefully in order to make them top of their game, and a masterpiece within itself. Sarah Brightman will sing in space Follow Sarah Brightman on her journey to Russia's Star City to begin her medical assessment for spaceflight. By Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News Soprano superstar Sarah Brightman has confirmed that she's planning a flight to the International Space Station and hopes to sing a song in orbit — but not until after she finishes up the worldwide concert tour that she's just about to start. We've basically known about Brightman's spaceflight gig since August, but today's news conference in Moscow gave the British singer a chance to talk about the multimillion-dollar orbital tour. She told reporters that she's had an "incredible desire" to go into outer space since childhood. In fact, seeing the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 "actually inspired me and gave me the courage to go into the career that I have," the 52-year-old said.
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50 Inspiring Portfolio Designs We are always looking for inspiration, specially when it comes to web design. We just can’t get tired of browsing around websites to check out layouts, colors, typography, styles and everything else that a cool site can offer. With this selection, I will show you 50 inspiring portfolio designs. Some of them you probably already know, others are new – some are minimalist, others are colorful and full of elements. Aerial Photographs of Volcanic Iceland by Andre Ermolaev At first glance these photos by Andre Ermolaev look like twisting abstract paintings, but in reality are aerial photos of rivers flowing through Iceland’s endless beds of volcanic ash. Given its name and stereotypical depiction it’s somewhat surprising to learn that the small country named after ice is home to no less than 30 active volcanic systems. You’ll remember the eruption of the massive Grímsvötn volcano just last year that spewed some 120 million tons of ash in the first 48 hours and snarled air traffic for days. Of his photographs Ermolaev says:
Informative And Usable Footers In Web Design Advertisement Website designs have so many different elements that work together to convey information in a usable and organized manner. For a website to be effective, every element on the page, from the header to the footer, needs to add to its overall usability and readability. In this article, we’ll take a look at the footer and see what exactly makes for a good website footer. Keep in mind that just because the footer is at the bottom of the page doesn’t mean you should slack off with good design practice. We’ll look here at what to include in footers, the importance of site maps, usability practices and styling ideas and trends. Earth's Magnetic Field Made Quick Flip-Flop Earth's magnetic field reversed extremely rapidly soon after modern humans first arrived in Europe, completely flip-flopping in less than a thousand years. Earth's magnetic field reversed extremely rapidly soon after modern humans first arrived in Europe, completely flip-flopping in less than a thousand years, new research suggests. PHOTOS: Earth Perspectives Through the Ages
A Day Later, The Space Jump Guy Is OK, But How About The Rest Of Us? Felix Baumgartner of Austria as he jumps out of the capsule during the final manned flight for Red Bull Stratos on Sunday. (AP) More than 7 million people were watching as Felix Baumgartner sat at the edge of his space capsule yesterday 24 miles off the ground and got ready to jump, in what was known as the "Red Bull Stratos" project, better known as the "space jump." 5D Institute 5D Institute is a cutting edge USC non-profit Organized Research Unit dedicated to the dissemination, education, and appreciation of the future of narrative media through World Building. World Building designates a narrative practice in which the design of a world precedes the telling of a story; the richly detailed world becomes a container for narrative, producing stories that emerge logically and organically from its well-designed core. World Building is founded on three beliefs, namely that storytelling is the most powerful system for the advancement of human capability due to its ability to allow the human imagination to precede the realization of thought; that all stories emerge logically and intuitively from the worlds that create them; and that new technologies powerfully enable us to sculpt the imagination into existence. 5D Institute is the world's leading World Building collective. - Alex McDowell, 5D Institute Director
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Felix Baumgartner's space dive immortalised in Lego Privacy and cookies Accessibility links Advertisement Telegraph.co.uk Thursday 17 April 2014 23 Inspiring Mac Related Websites A while back we showcased lists of Inspiring iPhone App Sites, iPad App Sites and other Mac Related sites. Since almost every Mac related app seems to really embrace the “Mac syle of design” and deliver beautiful websites, we decided to gather a new list to show here. From inspiring textures, backgrounds, patterns, typography, image galleries and minimalistic layouts, there are a lot of nice designs here to keep you inspired. Check it out! Cheddar
MOSART Test Inventory The tests available on this web site were developed by a team of researchers in the Science Education Department of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The content of the questions is based on published studies of science misconceptions and the NRC National Science Education Standards. Research scientists in the specific content areas evaluated draft questions for scientific accuracy and the development team iterated revisions with the scientists until all comments were resolved. Subsequently, an educator with expertise in literacy reviewed the tests for readability and grade appropriateness. The project team then constructed pilot versions of these tests and administered each test question to 100+ students in the lowest grade level to whom the test would be given. For example, the middle school tests were administered to students in grades 7 and 8.