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Your Engineering Inspiration for Sunday 29 March 2020


Our People section collates opinion pieces, interviews, and news stories focused on prominent figures in science and engineering.

By selecting the People tab from the ENGins front page, you can hear from Rupa Dachere, who started the non-profit CodeChix to get women into coding; read about the work of “materials alchemist” Lauren Bowker and her colour-changing fabrics; or learn from Chris Fuchs about QBism, an interpretation of quantum physics that is “no more mysterious than crossing the road”.

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Very best,

Rose Grey
Managing Editor

Last weeks's top headlines:

This week has been a tough one for Americans, as the U.S. started to grapple with the full brunt of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There was one bright spot, however. On Monday, researchers in Seattle injected the very first patients...
In July 1962, the Food and Drug Administration sent an urgent message to its field offices with an assignment it said was “one of the most important we have had in a long time.” Overseas, thousands of babies in Germany,...
As the covid-19 pandemic rages on, governments around the world are turning to teams of scientists for guidance on how to proceed. The UK government finally published the scientific advice it has received on Friday 20 March. At first, most...
Anthony Fauci, who to many watching the now-regular White House press briefings on the pandemic has become the scientific voice of reason about how to respond to the new coronavirus, runs from place to place in normal times and works...
Derek Pando rarely had problems with his home internet service — until last week. That was when he began working from his house because of the coronavirus. Mr. Pando, 35, a tech worker in Palo Alto, Calif., immediately started using...
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Your events coming up in London and the South East:

30th March 2020, 18:30-20:00
UCL x DeepMind Deep Learning Lecture – Generative Adversarial Networks
B40, UCL Darwin Building, London (FREE)
31st March 2020, 09:00-20:00
3rd London Stem Cell Network Symposium
The Francis Crick Institute, London (Booking and payment required)
31st March 2020, 09:00-15:30
Vertical urbanism in London and Paris
Room 6.02, 22 Gordon Street, London (FREE but booking required)
1st April 2020, 18:00-21:00
How you can transform the world of science with Chris Lintott
Nesta, London (Booking and payment required)
2nd April 2020 06:00-4th April 2020 06:00
FABRICATE 2020: the future of digital fabrication
UCL at Here East, London (Booking and payment required)
2nd April 2020, 13:00-14:00
Space Lecture: Roger Shawyer on his EmDrive engine
Chemistry LT, 20 Gordon Street, London (FREE)
2nd April 2020, 18:30-20:00
UCL x DeepMind Deep Learning Lecture – Unsupervised Representation Learning
B40, UCL Darwin Building, London (FREE)
2nd April 2020, 19:00-20:30
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: You, Food and the Planet
The Knowledge Centre, British Library, London (Booking and payment required)
3rd April 2020
Translating emerging sensing and imaging quantum technologies for use in healthcare
Institute of Physics, London (Booking and payment required)
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)
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