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Your Engineering Inspiration for Monday 14 October 2019





If your preferred platform is Twitter, we run a number of accounts covering different specialisms in engineering.

Maybe you're interested in robotics, biomedical science, or nanotechnology? To find the ones that cater to you, just search for ENGins on Twitter (under the People section) and choose the appropriate feeds from the list.


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Very best,

Rose Grey
Managing Editor

Last weeks's top headlines:

A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a cone-shaped burst of radiation through both poles of the Galaxy and out...
Giant molecules can be in two places at once, thanks to quantum physics. That’s something that scientists have long known is theoretically true based on a few facts: Every particle or group of particles in the universe is also a...
Curiosity finds ancient salty lakes on Mars
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NASA’s Curiosity rover has found salt-rich sediments indicating that Gale Crater, which it has been exploring on Mars for seven years, once had briny lakes that formed as ancient climate change caused it to go through recurrent arid cycles. The...
The equal sign is the bedrock of mathematics. It seems to make an entirely fundamental and uncontroversial statement: These things are exactly the same. But there is a growing community of mathematicians who regard the equal sign as math’s original...
Comet 2I/Borisov, recently confirmed as a visitor from interstellar space, could have its origin in a star system 13 light-years away, say astronomers. Extrapolating from the relatively scant orbital parameters determined so far, and accounting for the gravitational effects of...
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Your events coming up in London and the South East:

15th October 2019 09:00-17th October 2019 09:00
Engineering and Physical Sciences in Oncology
Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge, London (Booking and payment required)
17th October 2019, 17:30-18:30
Me and my Markov blanket
Imperial College London, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, LT G16, London (FREE)
21st October 2019-22nd October 2019
Dynamic in-situ microscopy relating structure and function
The Royal Society, London (Click link for full details)
25th October 2019, 12:00-15:30
Poor Ultrasound Scanning for Ovarian Cancer
IET London: Savoy Place, London (Click link for full details)
29th October 2019, 18:30-21:30
HYPED, Hyperloop II. (The Flying Podsman)
University of Brighton, Cockcroft Lecture Theatre 1, Brighton (Click link for full details)
1st November 2019, 08:00-17:00
Technologists and Radiographers Nuclear Medicine Update
Royal Free Hospital, London (Pay at door)
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New books in your areas of interest

The Reality Frame: Relativity and our place in the universe
by Brian Clegg
Physical Sciences
Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven But Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America
by Amy Gutmann, Jonathan D. Moreno
Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past
by Sarah Parcak
Engineering, Environment & Energy
Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic
by Mike Jay
Chemistry, Nano & Materials
Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World
by M. R. O'Connor
Bio & Medical SciTech
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