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  • Perhaps paying slight homage to the Seven Dream Layers of Inception, this intensely soundtracked video diagrams and animates the Entry Decent Landing (EDL) of the Mars Curiosity. After watching this explanation of the seven-minute landing sequence that required complete autonomy on the rover's part, it is unbelievable and amazing that the 5,293-pound Curiosity landed successfully. Some of the brilliant minds behind the project explain their "7 Minutes of Terror:"

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    by Jessica Patterson
    August 20, 2012
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  • Industrial engineer Oscar Ramírez approached the conception process for Astro with three cornerstones in mind: Compact. Intuitive. Simple. Compared to the complicated, touchy and expensive panoramic/time lapse tripods that seem to be the norm, Astro provides a refreshing alternative.

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    by Ward Andrews
    August 16, 2012
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  • With the arrival of his first child and daughter, designer / illustrator / photographer Brent Holloman couldn't stop hearing the words "They grow up so fast," and while he couldn't stall that process, he could document in a beautiful and creative way. Thus, The Silhouette Project was born—Brent crafts and designs illustrative profile silhouettes of him and his wife's baby girl, Genevieve—Vie, cataloging the stages of her growth and, sometimes, connected feelings, thoughts and experiences.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    August 10, 2012
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  • The packaging for Mysterium Wine pulls double duty, simultaneously appealing to a new demographic and providing current wine drinkers with a fresh and rewarding wrapper representative of the contents.

    Produced by Jidvei, Mysterium is a new limited wine series aimed at an under-harvested market segment—the night clubbers and lounge-goers who prefer the flashier packaging of alternative spirits. Jidvei's owner, who is one of the most competitive wine makers in Romania, hopes to gain the trust of that market with this targeted branding.

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    by Stephen Olmstead
    August 1, 2012
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  • What do alternate versions of present and future user interface look like? What do the interfaces of your dreams — of great fiction you have read — conjure up? This is the world of modern motion picture user interface design.

    This showreel highlights the work of San Francisco-based Mark Coleran, a once-print designer who now creates at the intersection of movies, interface design and motion graphics.

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    by Ward Andrews
    July 27, 2012
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  • Ucy—Ucycles—sprung forth from their "less is best" mentality and a combined passion for cycling and design. And so, they began crafting minimalistic and elegant forms for urban streets. The sleek frames are handmade in Italy, and Ucy takes pride in their craftsmanship, uniting style and function in a durable machine.

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    by Ward Andrews
    July 23, 2012
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  • Verona-based Happy Centro produced and directed this stop motion video as a digital magazine cover for Il Sole 24 Ore's La Vita Nòva, designed and drawn by the editors of Nòva24 iPad. The Domo Sapiens animation for its 2.2 June issue introduces the concept of Smart cities, demonstrating the building blocks that form the core of a successful city. The issue's content then goes on to demonstrate how cities evolve into Smart cities through conceptual steps.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    July 17, 2012
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  • Students Christopher Pietsch, Florian Schulz and Wenke Kramp created Logbook as part of their "Connect to Science" class at the University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam.

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    by Jessica Patterson
    July 13, 2012
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