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.Read more
Drones were a big part of this year’s Super Bowl halftime show for the first time ever. Hundreds of the devices helped Lady Gaga kick her show off, presenting a colorful, swirling backdrop as she stood on the roof of Houston’s NRG Stadium.Read more
The best Super Bowl halftime shows leave indelible memories, be it a notorious wardrobe malfunction, that goofy Left Shark, or every last second of Beyoncé’s two appearances. It’s too soon to say whether anything Lady Gaga did tonight will resonate, but at least she offered something new: An army of dancing drones.Read more
MOST pastimes nowadays involve lots of high-tech gadgets. For fishermen these range from electronic bite alarms to carbon-fibre rods, specialised clothing and tackle boxes stuffed with various odd and ends.Read more
Carmelo, get your backside out of my face.
That’s all I could think to myself one recent November evening, while watching a New York Knicks-Portland Trailblazers game. I wasn’t sitting in a posh courtside seat at Madison Square Garden, with Anthony’s derriere obstructing my view—though I may as well have been.Read more
Doppler Labs is hoping to improve the experience for music and sports audiences.Wireless ear-bud maker Doppler Labs has partnered with six organizations to bring its Here One “augmented reality listening” to sporting events, museums, concert halls, and more.Read more
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.Read more
Known as DevBot, it has a cabin that can be driven by a human or a computer allowing teams to fully understand how the car thinks and feels on a racetrack alongside the comprehensive real-time data. However, it has the same drivetrain, sensors, computation systems and communication technology as the Robocar.Read more
On Friday, more than 60,000 people packed into Rio’s Maracanã stadium for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic GamesRead more
3D printed prostheses are fast becoming a more accepted and viable option, and they’re about to become competitive.
This is Denise Schindler, a paralympian and leg amputee from Germany. She won a silver medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.Read more
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.Read more