Robots cleared obstacles and breached barriers for manned tanks in a joint U.S.-British training exercise and demonstration in Germany on Friday.It's the first time robots have been used for that purpose."We did a robotic breach today, which has never been done before," 1st Lt. Cody Rothschild, an officer with the 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, told the military organ Stars & Stripes. "This is a great step forward for the Army, and for robotics."Various branches of the U.S. military have been involved in tests of autonomous and tele-operated systems in the past year. An ongoing Army program called Operation Wingman included range tests of self-driving vehicles equipped with fully autonomous weapons systems. The Marines have been testing various robotic platforms to aid in beach landings, as illustrated in the embedded video.The recent exercise in Germany sought to test the effectiveness of using unmanned systems for one of the most dangerous … [Read more...] about “First-ever” use of a robot in a military breaching exercise
source Shutterstock If you’re searching for an all-natural way to lift your mood, preserve muscle tone, and protect your brain against the decline that comes with aging, look no further than the closest mirror. One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise – and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body. As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and strength training, which helps keep aging muscles from dwindling over time. And most of the time, they don’t require any fancy equipment or expensive classes. Read on to find out how to incorporate both forms of fitness into your life. Activities like walking, yoga, and tai chi have recently been tied to brain benefits like faster processing speed and better attention span. source Shutterstock If you’ve recently considered beefing up your … [Read more...] about 2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging. Here’s how to incorporate them into your life.
Erin Brodwin, provided by Published 4:41 pm, Thursday, April 5, 2018 Darren Weaver Working out regularly is key to achieving results, according to Chris Jordan, the exercise physiologist who came up with the 7-minute workout. Jordan gave us a sample weeklong fitness routine to start with. His recommendations are supported by a new study published in January. For your workouts to produce real results, exercise has to be a regular habit, Chris Jordan, the exercise physiologist who came up with the 7-minute workout, told Business Insider. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Apple's New iPad: Yay or Nay? Cheddar TV Minneapolis boy launches tech-savvy initiative for black youth Fox9 Flippy the Hamburger Flipping Robot is Temporarily Fired for Being Too Efficient Vocativ Qantas Airways Wants to Put People in its Cargo Hold...Really? Buzz 60 This Tiny Home Was 3D-Printed in Just 24 Hours HouseBeautiful Saks, Lord & Taylor Data Breach … [Read more...] about How often you need to exercise to see results, according to the scientist behind the viral 7-minute workout
Sweatcoin, an app that promises to reward you for simply exercising, has shot to the top of the app downloads chart despite criticism about the rewards on offer and the amount of battery it uses. Sweatcoin monitors your physical activity through your smartphone or Apple Watch, then assigns reward points that can be spent at retailers including Graze and Fitbit. The company, which is based in London and launched in 2015, has just secured $5.7m (£4.1m) in funding from a number of venture capital firms. But the app has received mixed reviews and users are critical about the offers available. The firm says 1,000 verified steps earns 0.95 sweatcoin. Offers begin at 10 coins. Under the free membership model a maximum of five sweatcoins can be earned a day, which is equal to 5,000 steps. Upgrading to the next level of membership, where you can earn 10 sweatcoins a day, costs five coins a month. A total of 10,000 steps is the equivalent of almost five miles.The downside is that only … [Read more...] about Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today, the Dealmaster is all about variety: we've got deals on everything from desktop speakers and gaming PCs to iPads and Nintendo Switch accessories. We'll focus on a solid pair of wireless exercise headphones, though, as Anker's SoundBuds Slim+ are now down to $22 with the coupon code below. This, as you might guess, is an upgraded version of the SoundBuds Slim, which Ars recommended as a top budget option among Bluetooth exercise earbuds late last year. The main difference here is that the Slim+ support the aptX codec, which boosts audio quality somewhat with compatible devices. They're still $20 earbuds, of course, so don't expect phenomenal sound, but for the price they more than hold their own. Beyond that, you're looking at a decent seven hours of battery life per charge, IPX5-rated water resistance, and a nondescript but well-constructed build that shouldn't be tricky to fit … [Read more...] about Dealmaster: Grab a pair of Anker wireless exercise headphones for $22