The Art of Jigsaws with Four Point Puzzles

We speak with founder Lindsay Stead about her passion and attention to detail

Puzzles of the 1,000+ piece variety require patience, level-headedness and several hours of devotion. For Four Point Puzzles founder Lindsay Stead, they’ve long been a hobby. “I have been really into puzzles since I was a kid,” she says. Stead turned that hobby into something more with the recently launched company and its first product: a 1,000 piece circular moon puzzle. Toronto-based Stead has been …

Land on the Moon with Smithsonian Channel’s Augmented Reality App

Not only does the app Apollo’s Moon Shot let users explore the moon through augmented reality, it does so set in the year 1969. Available for Apple and Android devices, the AR app incorporates engaging information from the groundbreaking first landing—now 50 years after Neil Armstrong’s steps. Two games in the app also let users attempt a landing themselves. Real 3D scans were employed to …

Toyota’s Moon Rover

Traditionally limiting their endeavors to the Earth’s surface, Toyota now has plans to go to the moon. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced a partnership with the carmaker to place a self-driving rover on the moon in 2029. Using Toyota’s fuel-cell technology and solar power, the rover can transport two passengers over 10,000 kilometers. Though no astronauts will travel to the moon in the rover …