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Your Engineering Inspiration for Monday 27 January 2020

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Last weeks's top headlines:

Microsoft released a patch for Windows 10 and Server 2016 today after the National Security Agency found and disclosed a serious vulnerability. It’s a rare but not unprecedented tip-off, one that underscores the flaw’s severity—and maybe hints at new priorities...
Biological organisms have certain useful attributes that synthetic robots do not, such as the abilities to heal, adapt to new situations, and reproduce. Yet molding biological tissues into robots or tools has been exceptionally difficult to do: Experimental techniques, such...
A century ago, Albert Einstein became famous. Sure, he was already well-known among physicists. But the world at large learned his name only after November 1919, when news broke that his theory of gravity had been confirmed—to the dismay of...
A Lithium-Ion Battery That You Can Scrunch
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Bend, roll, twist, scrunch, fold, flex. These are terms we might use to describe a lithe gymnast doing a complex floor routine. But batteries? Yet these are precisely the words the company Jenax in South Korea wants you to use...
Intermediate-mass stars expire via thermonuclear explosions, rather than gravitational collapse, according to experiments and calculations done by an international team of astrophysicists led by Oliver Kirsebom at Dalhousie University in Canada. By measuring the rate of a “forbidden” nuclear decay...
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Your events coming up in London and the South East:

27th January 2020, 12:00-13:00
Printed films of Graphene and Two-dimensional Materials for wearable electronics and e-textiles
Room G01, Royal School of Mines, Imperial, London (FREE)
27th January 2020, 18:30-20:00
Designing from a depleted world
Royal Academy of Arts, London (Booking and payment required)
28th January 2020, 10:00-16:00
Time for action: achieving a gender balance in engineering
Prince Philip House, London (FREE but booking required)
29th January 2020, 16:00-19:00
Development of the diagnostic devices for the specific disease biomarker in the wound blister
Imperial College London, RSM 2.28, Royal School of Mines, London (FREE)
29th January 2020, 17:30-18:30
City-craft and Statecraft: The role of data in spatialising the Myth of Venice
IAS Forum, G17, London (FREE)
29th January 2020, 18:00-20:30
Transforming energy systems: will our future be battery powered?
The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London (FREE but booking required)
30th January 2020, 18:30-20:30
Tales from New York – Experimental ceramics for architecture
4th February 2020-5th February 2020
Bioinformatics for Discovery
Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge (Booking and payment required)
4th February 2020, 09:00-16:00
Liquefied Natural Gas & Alternative Fuels for Shipping
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), London (Booking and payment required)
4th February 2020, 18:30-20:30
The Space Shuttle; Design, Development and Operations.
East Surrey College, Redhill (FREE but booking required)
4th February 2020, 18:30-20:45
Concrete Elegance: World class performers
The Building Centre, London (FREE but booking required)
5th February 2020, 14:30-15:30
Harnessing cell-mediated matrix remodelling in defined 3D biomaterials for regenerative medicine
Imperial College London, RSM 2.28, Royal School of Mines, London (FREE)
5th February 2020, 17:00-18:15
Code First: Girls
Room 303, King William Building, London (FREE)
5th February 2020, 18:30-20:30
Ceramics: The making of Mapleton Crescent
The Building Centre, London (FREE but booking required)
6th February 2020, 15:30-17:00
Electrochemistry of platinum: new views on an old problem
Imperial College Business School, London (FREE)
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