Wearable Fitness Devices Don’t Seem to Make You Fitter – The New York Times

I once received a lot of blowback for an Upshot article in which I showed (with evidence) that exercise is not the key to weight loss. Diet is. Many, many readers cannot wrap their head around the notion that adding physical activity, and therefore burning more calories, doesn’t necessarily translate into results on the scale.

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The drone rangers | 1843

There is a throwback quality to Popham airfield: it consists of a pair of grass runways and a handful of sheds set atop a low hill deep in the Hampshire countryside. When I arrive, a few dozen cars and camper vans are parked on the grass, with perhaps a hundred men – and only a handful of women – milling around. Foldable camp chairs are dotted about, with limp, plastic-wrapped sandwiches stowed underneath to protect them from the light drizzle that is, inevitably, falling.

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Megabots v Kuratas: US and Japan battle it out for robot supremacy | The Guardian

Megabots Inc, an Oakland, California-based startup, has built a 15ft (4.5m) mechanical gladiator called the Mark II and challenged a Japanese firm to an international battle for robot supremacy.

Tokyo-based Suidobashi Heavy Industries, maker of the 13ft (4m) Kuratas, accepted the challenge, setting the stage for the first giant robot battle of its kind next year.

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