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Your Engineering Inspiration for Tuesday 12 November 2019

Changes to policy and law dramatically impact the landscape of engineering and technology. From the possibility of an EU-US aviation trade war, to the rising popularity of small modular nuclear reactors, to the idea of banning SUVs from our cities, the Law & Policy tab on the ENGins front page will keep you up to date.

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Rose Grey
Managing Editor

Last weeks's top headlines:

Scientists have fashioned an unsinkable type of metal by etching the surface with lasers, creating an unusual “superhydrophobic” layer. The new research, published this week in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, was inspired by diving bell spiders and fire ant...
Scientists have found a discrepancy in estimates for the rate of expansion of the universe. Why is this and what does it mean? Astronomers have reached a fundamental impasse in their understanding of the universe: they cannot agree how fast...
What Shape Is the Universe — Closed or Flat?
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When researchers reanalyzed the gold-standard data set of the early universe, they concluded that the cosmos must be “closed,” or curled up like a ball. Most others remain unconvinced. A provocative paper published today in the journal Nature Astronomy argues...
In the race to create a quantum computer that can outperform a classical one, a method using particles of light (photons) has taken a promising step forward. Jian-Wei Pan and Chao-Yang Lu, both at the University of Science and Technology...
The mind-bending calculations required to predict how three heavenly bodies orbit each other have baffled physicists since the time of Sir Isaac Newton. Now artificial intelligence (A.I.) has shown that it can solve the problem in a fraction of the...
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Your events coming up in London and the South East:

12th November 2019, 08:45-18:00
Open Data Institute (ODI) Summit 2019
Kings Place, London (Booking and payment required)
12th November 2019, 17:00-18:00
FASTMRI, Facebook and the Future of Imaging
106LT, Roberts Building, University College London, London (FREE but booking required)
14th November 2019, 18:00-19:00
Volcanoes and past climate: adventures with deep carbon
The Geological Society, London (Click link for full details)
14th November 2019, 18:00-20:00
Cracking the Data Code – How data management supports AI objectives
BCS, London (FREE)
15th November 2019, 09:00-17:00
Lung cancer imaging
etc.venues Farringdon, London (Booking and payment required)
15th November 2019, 09:30-17:15
Data Migration – a Health-check
BCS, (Booking and payment required)
15th November 2019, 15:00-18:00
Successful Innovation and the Science-Society Interface
UCL (TBC), London (FREE)
19th November 2019-22nd November 2019
Open Data Science Conference Europe 2019
Hotel Novotel London West, London (FREE)
19th November 2019, 13:00-14:00
Earth Observation for Planning Sustainable Cities
Darwin Lecture Theater, London (FREE but booking required)
22nd November 2019, 09:00-17:00
Big data and biomedical imaginge
Hallam Conference Centre, London (Booking and payment required)
26th November 2019, 13:00-14:00
Why can’t I sing with Australians on the phone? & other Internet Engineering questions
Darwin Lecture Theater, London (FREE)
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New books in your areas of interest

Human Compatible: AI and the Problem of Control
by Stuart J. Russell
Electronics & Computing
After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration
by Holly Jean Buck
Chemistry, Nano & Materials
by Edmund Morris
Electronics & Computing
The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last
by Azra Raza
Bio & Medical SciTech
The Body: A Guide for Occupants
by Bill Bryson
Chemistry, Nano & Materials
Magnificent Women and Their Revolutionary Machines
by Henrietta Heald
Engineering, Environment & Energy