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Your Engineering Inspiration for Sunday 07 June 2020

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From the past week, you'll find: a run-down of the goals Lisa Lazareck-Asunta is aiming to achieve in her new role as IEEE's Women in Engineering Chair; criticism from a range of physicists on Stephen Wolfram's recently developed Theory of Everything; a modern-day alchemist, Pamela Smith; and Soyeon Choi on developing tengujo, the thinnest paper in the world.

Very best,

Rose Grey
Managing Editor

Last weeks's top headlines:

The coronavirus pandemic has grounded thousands of aircraft, contributing to the largest-ever annual fall in CO₂ emissions. At some point though, the planes will soar again and with them, global emissions. Most airlines in the UK have committed to achieving...
The trajectory of the asteroid thought to have killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was just right to cause maximum damage. A new study of Chicxulub crater in Mexico, where the asteroid struck, has revealed that the angle and...
The Tragedy of the Compost
2nd June 2020 - Listed in:
There are a lot of nice stories circulating about the return of wildlife and the healing of nature as humans pause our activity. However, this slowdown is not all good news for the environment. New York City, for example, has...
Remote-control drones are to be used to deliver coronavirus testing kits to a remote Scottish hospital – and they’re being flown outside of the operators’ direct line of sight. Backed by the local NHS trust, drone firm Skyports will fly...
Scientists around the world are pushing hard to develop new technologies to support frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. While much of this tech includes assistive tools to support frontline workers with their tasks, some researchers have their eye on...
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