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Your Engineering Inspiration for Monday 06 April 2020


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In recent weeks, supplementary articles have covered: the recent discovery in Earth science of the 'bloblike features' that lurk under our feet (and their relevance to seismic activity); an overview of string theory and why it persists; speculation on how Jeff Bezos' iPhone X was hacked; and an enlightening update from the frontier of fertility technology.

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Last weeks's top headlines:

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...
The UK government recently cancelled GCSE and A-level exams. Instead, for this year only, teacher assessments will replace exam grades. These teacher assessments will be based on frequent low-stakes testing, performance in the classroom and homework or coursework. This is...
In normal times, Formlabs sells 3D printers, not 3D-printed products. But in the coming days, the company will dedicate the 250 printers in its Ohio factory—usually used to manufacture dental product samples to market its machines—to crank out up to...
In a number of critical cases of COVID-19, a hyper-vigilant immune response is triggered in patients that, if untreated, can itself prove fatal. Fortunately, some pharmaceutical treatments are available—although it’s not yet fully understood how well they might work in...
For the first ten years of its existence, the European Union’s carbon-trading market was widely considered a failure. An overly generous free allowance system combined with the financial crisis’s slowdown in economic activity drove the price of carbon in the...
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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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