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Learning Material Design Lite: Cards

Cards are quickly becoming a “goto” UI pattern, particularly on the mobile web. This is, in part, thanks to mainstream websites, such as Pinterest, …

Web Development

This Week's Night Sky: See Saturn Shine as Lord of the Rings

Saturn will appear as a cream-colored star to the naked eye, and telescope users can gaze at its sunlit rings.<p>The moon makes several planetary visits throughout the week, while on Friday, Saturn reaches its closest point to Earth for the year.<p><b>Moon and Mercury.</b> About a half hour after sunset on …

Astronomy

Was Ancient Mars Warm? Planet's History Takes Watery New Twist

A new six-year analysis of water on Mars suggests that the Red Planet has lost the equivalent of an ocean's worth of water over the past four billion …

The center of our galaxy might be full of dying vampire stars

A special space telescope has helped scientists gain a much better grasp on what's happening at the crowded center of our galaxy, according to findings published in <i>Nature</i> yesterday.<p>Earth is stuck near the edge of the Milky Way, tucked in a quiet spot just off of one of the galaxy's spiral arms. The …

Why do we get sleep in our eyes?

Our eyes fill up with gunk as we sleep, but what is it? As Jason G Goldman discovers, the stuff has a more important job than it seems.<p>The first thing I do when I wake up each morning is look at the long list of notifications that have silently accumulated on my phone as I slept. The second thing I …

Skin Care

DevTools Timeline: Now Providing the Full Story

The DevTools Timeline panel has always been the best first stop on the path to performance optimization. This centralized overview of your app’s …

JavaScript

Supervoid May Explain Gargantuan Cold Spot Lurking In Distant Universe

The biggest thing in the Universe is a cosmic hole<p>If you’re wondering what the biggest structure in the universe is, astronomers have said it’s nothing, really.<p>That’s not false modesty on their part--astronomers now have evidence that the largest known structure in the Universe is a “supervoid,” or …

The Origins Of Saturn's Massive Superstorms Solved

Earth's hurricanes are puny by comparison<p>Storms here on Earth might be devastating events that can last for days and bring cities to their knees, but that's nothing compared to Saturn's storms. Massive thunderstorms complete with lightning and high winds can cover an area roughly the same size as …

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

React To The Future With Isomorphic Apps

Things often come full circle in software engineering. The web in particular started with servers delivering content down to the client. Recently, …

JavaScript

NASA Can Make 3 More Nuclear Batteries, And That's It

Plutonium-238 is still in really short supply<p>Few materials in the universe are in as short supply as plutonium-238--the hot, radioactive material NASA uses to power its pluckiest spacecraft. It's estimated only 77 pounds (35 kilograms) of the stuff remains available to NASA, yet only 37 pounds (17 …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

Science editor, BBC News website<p><b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a …

Twin stars at nebula's heart doomed to end in supernova explosion

At the heart of a strangely shaped planetary nebula, astronomers have discovered a pair of doomed white dwarf stars that will inevitably merge and explode in a dramatic supernova.<p>The imperiled pair, described in the journal Nature, sheds light on how different stellar systems can meet the same …

Multimedia > Ceres on Approach

This animated gif is composed of several images that NASA's Dawn spacecraft took on approach to Ceres on Feb. 4, 2015 at a distance of about 90,000 …

Planets

Multiple-Star Birth Revealed in Stellar Nursery

Quadruple-star system will emerge in 40,000 years.<p>Astronomers have have gotten their first good look at the beginnings of a quadruple-star system.<p>The discovery could lead to a better understanding of why some stars, such as our sun, are loners, while many others are born into systems with two, …

Astronomy

Time-saving synchronised browser testing

Your indispensable test assistant.<p>With each web page, device and browser, testing time grows exponentially. From live reloads to URL pushing, form …

First Impressions using React Native

Facebook gave all attendees of React Conf early access to the source code of React Native, a new way to write native mobile apps. The technology …

JavaScript

New Rosetta pictures reveal crack in the neck of comet 67P

Large open crack runs for hundreds of metres and in places is a metre wide and filled with dust<p>Images taken from the Rosetta spacecraft have revealed a long, deep crack in the fragile neck of comet 67P where the celestial body might one day break in half.<p>The European Space Agency probe, which …

Ready to use

CSSO (CSS Optimizer) is a CSS minifier. It performs three sort of transformations: cleaning (removing redundant), compression (replacement for …

Ancient dwarf galaxy discovered in our neighborhood

At 12 billion years old, it's nearly the age of the Universe.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope has identified a new dwarf galaxy near our Local Group, about …

Online Courses in Web Development, Mobile Development, and Design

Today you will begin <i>putting the pieces together</i> for a brand new game – see what we did there? To most, Swiftris resembles in name and in nearly every …

Flexbugs

This repository is a community-curated list of flexbox issues and cross-browser workarounds for them. The goal is that if you're building a website …

#135: Three Ways to Animate SVG | CSS-Tricks

Animating SVG is a bit unique in that there are three distinctly different ways you can approach animating it.<p>1. Animating with CSS @keyframes<p>SVG …

ES6 Modules, AMD and CommonJS – xnoɹǝʃ uɐıɹq – Medium

ES6 Modules: The End of Civilization As We Know It?<p>This article shares some techniques and tools for building web apps using future friendly ES6 …

JavaScript

Web animation & UX resources | Val Head - Web & UI animation expert

Animation & UX Resources<p>Are you looking to get started with web animation? Awesome! Here are some of my favourite resources for learning about web …

UI Design

Effective Event Binding with jQuery

If you've used jQuery much at all, then you're probably already familiar with event binding. It's fairly basic stuff, but dig a little deeper and …

Ayke van Laëthem – Fix 'jumping scrollbar' issue using only CSS

When centering a page with CSS like margin: 0 auto;, there's a small gotcha: the page will 'jump' a little on certain browsers when navigating …

How we make RWD sites load fast as heck

How we make RWD sites load fast as heckPosted by Scott on 07/30/2014There has been a lot of discussion about optimizing responsive layouts for …

Web Development

Researching the Performance costs of JavaScript MVC Frameworks

Research: Performance Impact of Popular JavaScript MVC FrameworksPosted on 12/12/2014 by John, Todd, & ScottAt Filament Group, we’ve been very …

JavaScript

The evolution of birds: A history of birds in 48 genomes

The evolution of birdsA history of birds in 48 genomes<p>Cheap gene-sequencing and computing produces an avian time machine<p>print-edition iconFrom the …