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Your Engineering Inspiration for Sunday 05 April 2020


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:

A small-molecule antiviral discovered by Emory University chemists could soon start human testing against COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. That’s the plan of Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, which licensed the compound, EIDD-2801, from an Emory nonprofit. EIDD-2801 works...
As hospitals and other medical facilities all over the world are experiencing a shortage of masks, shields, and other equipment in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak – the 3D printing community, from makers and hobbyists to major companies, are...
Why don’t we have drugs to treat COVID-19 and how long will it take to develop them? SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 – is completely new and attacks cells in a novel way. Every virus is...
A group of German researchers have identified a strain of bacteria capable of breaking down some of the chemical building blocks of polyurethane. Polyurethane is a flexible, lightweight polymer used in an extremely wide range of products, including cleaning sponges,...
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine
31st March 2020 - Listed in:
The Covid-19 pandemic – and some very high profile backing – has led to malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine hitting the headlines worldwide. Ben Valsler explores both the history and the hype. Occasionally, an established and well-known drug finds its...
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Your events coming up in London and the South East:

6th April 2020-7th April 2020
London Imaging Meeting (LIM) 2020: The Future of Colour
IOP London, Islington, London (Booking and payment required)
6th April 2020 10:00-7th April 2020 10:00
Behaviour Change for Health: new and emerging science and technologies
20 Bedford Way, London (FREE)
7th April 2020, 17:30-19:30
Developing the London Building Stock Model
Room 225, Central House, London (FREE)
7th April 2020, 18:30-20:00
UCL x DeepMind Deep Learning Lecture – Responsible Innovation
B40, UCL Darwin Building, London (FREE)
10th April 2020, 19:30-20:30
Exotic nuclei: on the edge of existence
Berill Lecture Theatre, Milton Keynes (FREE)
15th April 2020, 18:00-21:00
Invisible Work & AI
Nesta, London (Booking and payment required)
16th April 2020, 19:30-21:00
Eye Controlled Gaming
Department of Computing, University of Oxford, Oxford (FREE)
18th April 2020, 08:30-16:30
Industrial Flooding: Protecting Critical Infrastructure
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), London (Booking and payment required)
20th April 2020, 18:30-20:00
Designing for Ageing
Royal Academy of Arts, London (Booking and payment required)
21st April 2020 08:00-24th April 2020 08:00
47th IOP Plasma Physics Conference
Institute of Physics, London (Booking and payment required)
22nd April 2020, 18:00-20:30
Earth Day with Emily Shuckburgh
The Alan Turing Institute, London (FREE)
24th April 2020, 18:00-21:00
British Computer Society Lovelace Lecture 2020
The Royal Society, London (Booking and payment required)
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