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Your Engineering Inspiration for Saturday 11 July 2020


If you're feeling overwhelmed by recent developments and are looking for a bit of an escape, ENGins' section for interesting, light news might help. Just navigate to the front page of the ENGins website and hit the ‘Cool’ tab to browse our recent picks.

Stories from this week cover a lab in the cloud for chemists and biologists, a 3D-printed robot head that won't look away, and news about Airbus's hybrid-electric plane.

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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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