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Artist Jon Lomberg (the guy who created the Galaxy Garden) has already been involved in the design o

Artist Jon Lomberg (the guy who created the Galaxy Garden) has already been involved in the design of the sundials carried aboard the two previous Mars landers, Spirit and Opportunity.

Above are images depicting the design of the sundial carried aboard the recently-launched Curiosity lander, as well as the illustrations and text on the edges of the sundial. The sundials, such as this one, are attached to the chassis of the landers and are used as colour-calibration targets, as well as for educational outreach.

Lomberg was the Design Director of the Voyager Golden Record, as well as chief artist for Carl Sagan’s Cosmos TV series.

Architects Gramazio and Kohler, partnered with Raffaello D’Andrea, have created a swarm of autonomou

Architects Gramazio and Kohler, partnered with Raffaello D’Andrea, have created a swarm of autonomous flying robots that will “lift, transport, and assemble” 1,500 polystyrene bricks into a tower structure 3.5 meters wide. The installation is titled “Flight Assembled Architecture”.

More information at Dezeen; also a video of the ‘bots in action can be found here.

“Haptic Intelligentsia” by Joong Han Lee is a modified 3D printing device that involves

Haptic Intelligentsia” by Joong Han Lee is a modified 3D printing device that involves human intervention in the creation process. The device allows the operator to ‘feel’ the 3D model they are building; material is extruded by pulling the trigger on the gun.