There is a brand new design being tested for Google's result pages. My opinion? I love it. Everything is where it should be, and it has a more modern feel with the subtle gradient effect in the title and footer bar. The best part is that you don't need anything special to give it a test drive.
Simply paste the following code into your browser while you are on a result page to try it out (I added a few spaces for formatting purposes -- remove them before you try):
I am impressed with this look, and I hope something similar makes it into production. What do you think?