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Your Engineering Inspiration for Wednesday 08 April 2020





If you enjoy the book recommendations that come to you at the bottom of this newsletter, you might be interested in exploring the Books panel on the ENGins homepage.

Our recommendation system uses your customisation preferences to show you interesting books that have recently published within your areas of interest. Alternatively, you can explore subjects beyond your specialism by navigating via the drop-down menus at the top of the ENGins homepage.

To learn more about a book you see (or to submit your own review), just hover over the cog-head icon next to the title.

Very best,

Rose Grey
Managing Editor

Last weeks's top headlines:

Engineers and designers are being asked to unite in Engineers for the NHS, a project aimed at solving the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Professor Peter Ogrodnik, a biomedical engineer from Keele University, is leading the project in...
As the world waits for progress on the COVID-19 pandemic, all eyes are on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) professionals to come up with solutions. With schools closed, some of them through the end of the school year, promoting...
Layered nanotubes produce solar fuel tiles
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Scientist Heinz Frei has spent decades working toward building an artificial version of one of nature’s most elegant and effective machines: the leaf. Frei, and many other researchers around the world, seek to use photosynthesis – the sunlight-driven chemical reaction...
Buildings are not unlike a human body. They have bones and skin; they breathe. Electrified, they consume energy, regulate temperature and generate waste. Buildings are organisms – albeit inanimate ones. But what if buildings – walls, roofs, floors, windows –...
BACK IN 2001, a middle-aged man made a video of his car and sent it around to a few friends. So far, so predictable—but this video featured a dilapidated Vauxhall Nova whizzing around a junk-strewn yard in a cloud of...
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Your events coming up in London and the South East:

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)
29th April 2020, 09:00-17:00
Green Infrastructure and the Chemical Sciences
The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London (Booking and payment required)
29th April 2020, 14:30-16:10
Technologies for Sustainable Development: How Can Engineering Deliver?
Lecture Theatre 1 (ACEX 250), London (FREE)
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New books in your areas of interest

Physics and Psychics
by Richard Noakes
Physical Sciences
Tech Humanist
by Kate O'Neill
Electronics & Computing
The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are
by Libby Copeland
Chemistry, Nano & Materials
Multiphoton Microscopy
by Espen Hartveit
Physical Sciences
Putting California on the Map
by David Carle
Engineering, Environment & Energy
Spacefarers
by Christopher Wanjek
Engineering, Environment & Energy
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