Archives For June 2014

By: Google Developers

Do you have a Holo-themed app that you want to update to use the new Material styling available in Android L? I’ll show you the basics of how to do this, along with some pointers along the way.

Material design

June 26, 2014 — Leave a comment

By: Google Developers

Design is the art of considered creation. Our goal is to satisfy the diverse spectrum of human needs. As those needs evolve, so too must our designs, practices, and philosophies. We challenged ourselves to create a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science.

A material metaphor is the unifying theory of a rationalized space and a system of motion. Our material is grounded in tactile reality, inspired by our study of paper and ink, yet open to imagination and magic.

This is material design.

(Music: “Fa Fa Fa” by Datarock)

By: TEDx Talks

Ruben Meerman is a reporter on ABC television’s Catalyst program and Play School’s first ever ‘resident scientist’. Young audiences know him as the ABC’s Surfing Scientist through his books and television science demonstrations. Ruben’s scientific career began as a physicist, producing optical coatings for industrial, medical and military lasers. He eventually found his true calling in schools and kindergartens, where he brings science to life for children. He is passionate about literacy, numeracy, science education and public schools… and (safe) explosions!

In his TEDxQUT talk, Ruben answers the question: When you lose weight… where does it go?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

By: BBC News

Mo Asumang, daughter of a black Ghanaian father and a white German mother, talks to BBC News about her experiences making her new documentary, The Aryans, in which she confronts racists, both in Germany and among the Ku Klux Klan in America.

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By: GoPro

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Athletes Kelly McGarry and Aaron Chase shred the backwoods of New Zealand and backflip over an incoming truck.


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By: brusspup

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CLM 2 magnetic levitation module provided by Crealev. For more information on Crealev magnetic levitation products please visit:

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Song name: The Last Sun

I had the opportunity to create this video while visiting The Netherlands. It may not seem like it, but this one of my most difficult videos to create. A lot of people were involved in this and I like to say thanks.

Thanks you Dxdutch (girl in the video) for all your help and brainstorming ideas. Be sure to check out her channel and tell her brusspup sent you.

Thanks to Geertje and family for ideas and inspiration.

Thanks to Henk and AKV St. Joost for loaning camera equipment.

Thanks to Anky for letting me destroy her living room for 3 days.

And of course thank you Crealev for allowing me to make a video of your amazing magnetic product. Be sure to check out their website and many of their products.

This device is to huge and powerful, it’s really hard to believe. I’ve had smaller units before that will float items weighing about 1 pound. This unit can float objects weighing near 20 pounds. Even though it’s beautiful to walk in the room and see this unit sitting there, I love to try and hide the unit with various objects. The magnetic disc is hidden under the chessboard, for instance. For the floating books, I made a fake book and hid the magnet in it. The pillow is one of my favorites. The visual of a floating pillow supporting a 7 pound brick is fun to see. And then the last was just so cool to see. As a kid I dreamed of the Millennium Falcon. So to see it floating just brings it to another level of reality.

By: minutephysics

Thanks to Max Tegmark for writing & narrating this video, you can listen to his new book at OR find it on Amazon

Thanks to Radiolab for letting me visit them in New York for a month; this video was made in their office!

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Minute Physics provides an energetic and entertaining view of old and new problems in physics — all in a minute!

Music by Nathaniel Schroeder