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How Credit Card Numbers Are Created

If you thought the sprawl of 16 numbers across the front of your credit was randomly generated, think again: like any good string of numbers, an …

masahiko sato: 'the definition of self' exhibition at 21_21 design sight

‘euclid’s pool of fingerprints’ by masahiko sato and takashi kiriyama equipment: samsung japan corporation technical cooperation: NEC corporation, …

Where Science and Story Meet - Preview Issue

Science can have a powerful hold on our imagination and fill us with wonder at the ways of nature. When it comes to the nautilus, no story is as …

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Luna Skin for iPhone - A Concrete Layer For Your iPhone

There is no shortage of iPhone cases and skins available out there to help protect or add a different touch to your device. But daring manufacturers …

Kia Brings Compact Cars Into the 22nd Century

This isn’t your grandmother’s Smart car. The Kia Electric POP concept vehicle, set to be unveiled at the Paris auto show in October, brings the …

Leap Motion Ships Today: It’s Magic, But You Still Need Your Mouse

The company’s gesture control is so precise it can pinpoint each of your fingers with 1/100 millimeter accuracy.<p>There’s something magical about drawing in a computer paint program by leisurely sliding a finger through the air. As one <i>Fast Company</i> reporter put it while trying Leap Motion’s gesture …

In Response To A Flatter Apple, Google Goes 3-D?

Just when Google unifies its design approach, it switches gears and delivers Android guidelines for new 3-D email icons.<p>In the past few years, Google’s gotten their design together. It’s embraced white space along with typography, and their disparate services have begun to match. They even went so …

This Prefab Building Is A First For New York

The Stack, a modular Manhattan apartment tower designed by Gluck+, makes us wonder why the city waited so long.<p>When architect Peter Gluck built his first prefabricated project, it was for a small cluster of vacation condos in Vermont. Nearly four decades later, he’s returned to the technique with a …

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