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Looking like a hybridized mini-fridge/bomb-disposal robot/space anime sidekick, the FedEx SameDay Bot autonomous delivery robot shows us what the future of short-range package delivery looks like, and it doesn’t involve a guy in purple shorts and black Reeboks. FedEx just announced it will begin testing various versions of the robot for the purpose of using them for short-range deliveries since about 60% of FedEx deliveries occur within three miles of FedEx stores. In partnership with DEKA Development and Research, creators of the Segway (no helmeted tours, folks), the SameDay Bot will use self-driving car technology known as LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and cameras to navigate sidewalks and around pedestrians, along with six wheels and rugged tires to handle unpaved paths and stairs. Testing starts this summer in Tennessee, and other locations will follow as approvals are pending. We’re just waiting to find out if SameDay has a Rottweiler defense mode.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”