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Your Engineering Inspiration for Saturday 11 July 2020


Our careful categorisation of news stories and articles makes it easy to quickly narrow down to the engineering specialism of interest.

As an example, to find out how science and engineering is responding to the threat of the new coronavirus, you might head to the Biomedical Engineering section of the site. As is the case with all sections on ENGins, you'll be presented with coverage from disparate, intersecting areas of engineering that you might otherwise miss:

China is using mass surveillance tech to fight new coronavirus spread
Predicting contagion speed
Is a coronavirus vaccine on the way?
How computer scientists are trying to predict the coronavirus's next moves

It's this interdisciplinarity that ENGins is designed to highlight!

Very best,

Rose Grey
Managing Editor

Last weeks's top headlines:

A still image from a numerical simulation of a black-hole binary merger with asymmetric masses and orbital precession. Credit: N. Fischer, H. Pfeiffer, A. Buonanno (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics), Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Collaboration The smallest, most precise...
An unstable massive star has suddenly vanished from view, and astronomers aren’t sure if it collapsed into a black hole or is playing peek-a-boo behind galactic dust. The star was too far away to spot on its own, but it...
As researchers worldwide work toward a potential quantum internet, a major roadblock remains: How to build a device called a quantum repeater. Advances in quantum information science have brought on the possibility of a quantum internet—networks that carry information via...
In a world’s first, researchers in France and the U.S. have performed a pioneering experiment demonstrating “hybrid” quantum networking. The approach, which unites two distinct methods of encoding information in particles of light called photons, could eventually allow for more...
Anytime astronomers figure out a new way of looking for magnetic fields in ever more remote regions of the cosmos, inexplicably, they find them. These force fields — the same entities that emanate from fridge magnets — surround Earth, the...
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