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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Introducing the "One Good g+ Deserves Another" Campaign powered by The Dexter's Lab Project

As part of their plans for 2014, The DX Lab Foundation wants to make a difference by running the "One Good g+ Deserves Another" craze is on.

With support from Zoharous on etsy, their campaign aims at raising awareness towards the need for the introduction of mobile science labs into schools in third world countries. This act is meant to serve as an appeal to the senses and imaginations of kids in these countries. They will find it easier to grasp the "seemingly" complex and abstract concepts of science.

In the end, we'll help influence their choices for higher education and then we can raise a greater number of amazing scientists, awesome doctors, great engineers, and cool teachers... of course, towards the development of the nation.

Sounds laudable... What do you think???
Would you join the Craze!?!

g+ this post and let's help spread the word.

Don't forget to check out the campaign on indiegogo

Thursday, 19 December 2013

20 Best Songs of 2013!!

So...Billboard's music critics picked out the 20 best songs of their opinion. 
I am not a music critic and I don't know the criteria they used to rank the songs but i was quite surprised to see Miley's "We can't stop" at No. 1 spot. However, here's the list.

1. We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus
2. Follow Your Arrow - Kacey Musgraves
3. Royals - Lorde
4. Same Love - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert
5. Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell
6. Black Skinhead - Kanye West
8. White Noise - Disclosure ft. AlunaGeorge
9. Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell
10. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
11. Body Party - Ciara
12. Diane Young - Vampire Weekend
13. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
14. Wake Me Up! - Avicii
15. Just Give Me A Reason - P!nk & Nate Ruess
16. Numbers On The Boards - Pusha T
17. That's My Kind Of Night - Luke Bryan
18. Versace (Remix) - MIGOS ft. Drake
19. Still Into You - Paramore
20. Treasure - Bruno Mars

So...there you go. What's your opinion?

Saturday, 14 December 2013

When Technology and Design Come Together | The Making of a Logo

Technology and design are two completely different fields but I have recently begun to realize the importance of great design, albeit for a technological organization like DX Lab Foundation. It was hard for a technology enthusiast like me to sink my teeth into the fact that a good logo design and identity is essential for our plan to thrive, but now that I have realized its importance, I cannot help but take action.

The Dexter’s Lab Project, having evolved from being just a helping hand to a now full-fledged non-profit organization called the DX Lab Foundation, branding (which includes the design of a perfect logo) became of utmost priority in order to have more people positively associate themselves with DX Lab. Logo design is important because it helps to create a good first impression and also gives individuals an idea about the company’s purpose. In this fast paced world it is important to create impressive identities so that your company can stand out amongst all the clutter. Getting a well-executed logo design also categorizes your company as professional and trustworthy.

Now that we have established the need for logo designs, let’s discuss cost friendly and user friendly ways to obtain good ones. It is hard for small companies, especially nonprofit missions like ours to spend a lot of time and money to create a good identity. There are various websites which allow you to post your requirements and have various graphic designers work on them. They are expensive though. However, the logo design site which struck a chord with us is called Designmantic

This wonderful website works as logo maker and lets you play with designs to create a logo according to your needs. All you need to do is mention the name of your company and the website presents you with hundreds of options to choose from. You can personalize these logos and use them to create a strong identity for your company or yourself.

For us it has been an ideal resource because we wanted something within our pocket range. In fact, they are fond of community building by way of giving out free logos to nonprofits. And we love them even more because of that fact. We strongly suggest you check out the website as it can act as a very valuable resource for nonprofits like ours!

Can’t wait to show you’ll the official logo designed for DX Lab Foundation. It’s so sweet! Thanks Designmantic. We love you.

Visit their site at

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Nelson Mandela Dies at age 95.

South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died, South Africa's president says.

Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.

He had been receiving intense home-based medical care for a lung infection after three months in hospital.

In a statement on South African national TV, Mr Zuma said Mr Mandela had "departed" and was at peace.

Nelson Mandela
1918 Born in the Eastern Cape

1943 Joined African National Congress

1956 Charged with high treason, but charges dropped after a four-year trial

1962 Arrested, convicted of incitement and leaving country without a passport, sentenced to five years in prison

1964 Charged with sabotage, sentenced to life

1990 Freed from prison

1993 Wins Nobel Peace Prize

1994 Elected first black president

1999 Steps down as leader

2001 Diagnosed with prostate cancer

2004 Retires from public life

2005 Announces his son has died of an HIV/Aids-related illness

"Our nation has lost its greatest son," Mr Zuma said.

He said Mr Mandela would receive a full state funeral, and flags would be flown at half-mast.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was one of the world's most revered statesmen after preaching reconciliation despite being imprisoned for 27 years.

He had rarely been seen in public since officially retiring in 2004.

"What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves," Mr Zuma said.
Remembering the man
"Fellow South Africans, Nelson Mandela brought us together and it is together that we will bid him farewell."

UK Prime Minister David Cameron paid tribute to Mr Mandela, saying "a great light has gone out in the world".


courtesy: ; Andrew Harding-BBC african correspondent.