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Bluetooth boxing game knocks out passive screen time

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Ask a parent about the challenges of raising children today, and the conversation will probably steer towards managing screen time. The question of how much is too much is still up for debate, but one Danish inventor has come up with a way to get his kids moving around again – by making them punch each other. Jabii pits kids against each other in a hybrid of virtual and real world combat, using padded extendable gloves connected via Bluetooth to an app that tracks hits and scores.

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McLaren P1 LM sets Nürburgring record … then drives home to England

The McLaren P1 LM homeward bound on a choked autobahn after setting the fastest production car ...

Last month, the limited-production 986 hp McLaren P1 LM became the world’s fastest production car around the most demanding circuit in the world, the 20.8 km Nürburgring Nordschleife. It’s such an extraordinary time that it is a significant automotive landmark for McLaren, the Lanzante team that executed the mission, and the the car that was used. Here’s why.

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“Fritz the Cat” becomes the most expensive American comic art

Original cover art by Robert Crumb for his underground comic classic Fritz the Cat sold for ...

We have previously reported on the recent rise in value of comic art, with five recent sales of Herge’s TinTin exceeding $1 million and the trend continued this week with Robert Crumb’s underground comic classic Fritz the Cat selling for $717,000 to become the most valuable piece of American comic art yet sold.

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First stone laid on the European Extremely Large Telescope

Construction has begun on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), the world's largest optical and infrared ...

Construction has finally begun on the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), with the first stone laid in a ceremony last week. Being built by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on the 3,046 m (9,993 ft) high summit of Cerro Armazones in Chile, the E-ELT is set to be the world’s largest optical and infrared telescope.

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Kia Rio SLi: One gear short of the complete package

The new Kia Rio SLi is attractive, but it is let down by the powertrain under ...

The original Kia Rio was miles off the pace when it launched in 2000, but the formula has been refined since then, to the point where the fourth-generation car you see here has the looks, interior and technology to compete with German and Japanese class leaders. But does it drive like the best? New Atlas spent the week with a fully-loaded Rio SLi to find out.

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Is climate change keeping you awake at night?

If you're already finding it hard to go to sleep in the dog days of summer, ...

Scientific observations over the years have shown that nights are getting warmer faster than days (in fact, cooler regions and cooler seasons and times of day are warming up faster than their hotter counterparts). So given that human beings spend a third of their lives sleeping, what kind of an impact do warmer-than-usual nighttime temperatures have on sleep quality? That’s the crux of the question behind a real-world study to establish how unusually warm nights might be linked to sleep disruption, as well as how projected global warming could make things worse.

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