Esta entrada es una participación de Experientia docet en la Edición 2.5 del Carnaval de Matemáticas que acoge Juegos topológicos, y en la V Edición del Carnaval de Biología que organiza Feelsynapsis.
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Young Ivan Stoiljkovic poses for pictures with a Samsung Galaxy Tab stuck to his chest in front of his home near Koprivnica, about 62 miles (100km) north of Croatia’s capital city, Zagreb, on May 12, 2011. Ivan, 6, is purported to posess an extraordinary and seemingly magical talent: the ability to attract metallic objects — from spoons to heavy frying pans — to his body. He is said to be able to carry up to 25 kg of metal stuck to his torso. Ivan’s family also claims that his hands can emit heat and his mysterious ability has also given him healing powers. “Medical checkups so far have reaped inconclusive results,” reports Reuters. More images follow, in which Ivan “attracts” cutlery, cookware, an iron, and other metallic objects. In the image below, his grandfather tosses coins at his chest. Surely this isn’t a hoax! (all photos: Reuters)
34th Street. Note the building with the billboards who wouldn’t sell to Macy’s so they built around it.
There’s something about these old photos of New York that continually draws me back. I actually posted some other images from this collection by Berenice Abbott back in 2009 during the thick of the economic meltdown, which sadly many people are still dealing with. Abbott’s photos — which were commissioned by the WPA and are part of the New York Public Library’s collection — cover a large swath of New York life during the mid-1930s, another very difficult period in our country’s history.
Even though you may have seen these before, these photos are never a let down. To me it is interesting to see how much the city has changed and of course, how it hasn’t. You can see the complete set here and can own the book too, should you desire.
As the HTML5 and CSS3 specifications mature we will make updates available accordingly to ensure that ASP.NET web developers always have the latest standards to work with. This is at the same time an invitation to report any bugs or features you would like to see in future updates. Please write a comment with any bugs or suggestions.
Now let’s take a look at some of the features.
WAI-ARIAThe WAI-ARIA standard enables web developers to make their websites more accessible to e.g. screen readers. This update contains a rather comprehensive support for WAI-ARIA by adding all the aria-* attributes along with new intellisense for the role attribute.
The aria-* attributes shows up in the intellisense list as well as the values.
HTML 5 has an additional way of adding meaning to the markup called Microdata. This allows web developers to mark different elements with meta data that is readable by e.g. search engines. Bing, Google and Yahoo are all supporting Microdata and more specifically the schema.org vocabularies. This update will therefore add intellisense to the most popular vocabularies including schema.org and data-vocabulary.org.
If you are interested in search engine optimization you might find this Microdata support particularly useful.
If you don’t get intellisense after installing the update, you might have to select the CSS 3.0 schema manually on the Style Sheet toolbar.
It is much easier to read lines of text that aren’t too long. Newspapers have always kept their columns rather narrow and with CSS 3 this becomes possible very easily on websites as well. This update brings full intellisense for both properties names and values for multiple columns.
For more info on multi-columns, check out this introduction to to the CSS3 Multi-Column Module.
There is no way around this. It’s impossible to talk about CSS3 without giving The Rounded Corners™ example because it is the quintessential CSS3 feature. The CSS3 support brought by this update does of course contain full support for rounded corners aka. border-radius.
Animation, transitions and transforms
CSS3 introduces some new and features that could seem a little complicated to learn. With both validation and intellisense to guide you through all these new features, it has never been easier to explore what CSS3 has to offer.
Using the DOM storage mechanisms you can eliminate the need for cookies to persist user data and settings. Both localStorage and sessionStorage are fully supported by this udpate.
Read an introduction to DOM storage.
The HTML 5 support included in SP1 added intellisense and validation for a lot of new elements such as the and elements. However, there were bugs and one of them were the error you would see when adding elements inside elements. This is being fixed by this update so you now also get intellisense for the element. The type attribute is also no longer required in <script> elements.
We also added missing elements such as <bdi>, <s> and <u> and a lot of new attributes such as dropzone for drag ‘n drop.
We do encourage you to report any bugs you find to us directly as a comment here on this blog post. We do take this very seriously and want to get as close to 100% as we possibly can.
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World premiere of “Revenant” (June 9, 2011), a piece for Virginal by Tashi Wada, commissioned and performed by Stephan Mathieu.
The concert was held as part of the “Alterminimalismes” concert series at the Collège des Bernardins (Paris).