Chinese researchers say they can identify how well people have been sleeping by studying their gait. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Chinese scientists can tell how well you sleep by watching your step

  • Researchers in Beijing find gait a giveaway to sleep quality and say they only need two seconds of footage
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Chinese researchers say they can identify how well people have been sleeping by studying their gait. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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China is the world’s largest producer of fireworks but is increasingly relying on robots to make them. Photo: Xinhua

How military technology helped spark a robot revolution in China’s firework factories

  • The ancient and deadly industry is learning how to automate production, taking human hands out of the dangerous task of moulding explosives
  • The new approach is also dramatically improving efficiency in an international business still dominated by Chinese players
Topic |   China science

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China is the world’s largest producer of fireworks but is increasingly relying on robots to make them. Photo: Xinhua
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