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Your Engineering Inspiration for Tuesday 07 July 2020

If you're looking for some inspiration today, you might find it in our People section. Here, we highlight stories that cover the work of outstanding scientists across engineering and the physical sciences.

Stories from the past week cover the work of Hamid Khan, who is seeking to dismantle racist police surveillance technology in LA; the top three most important guidelines needed to create humanAI dream teams, from Daniel S. Weld; Carole Mundell, a professor of extragalactic astronomy, on her work and role as chief scientific adviser; and chemist Carolina Proaño, who reflects on her work in the Amazon region during the Covid-19 pandemic.

All of these stories and many more can be found in the People tab on the ENGins front page. The stories you're delivered will depend on your customisation settings (which you can easily turn off using the switch in the Userbar).

Very best,

Rose Grey
Managing Editor

Last weeks's top headlines:

A still image from a numerical simulation of a black-hole binary merger with asymmetric masses and orbital precession. Credit: N. Fischer, H. Pfeiffer, A. Buonanno (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics), Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Collaboration The smallest, most precise...
An unstable massive star has suddenly vanished from view, and astronomers aren’t sure if it collapsed into a black hole or is playing peek-a-boo behind galactic dust. The star was too far away to spot on its own, but it...
As researchers worldwide work toward a potential quantum internet, a major roadblock remains: How to build a device called a quantum repeater. Advances in quantum information science have brought on the possibility of a quantum internet—networks that carry information via...
In a world’s first, researchers in France and the U.S. have performed a pioneering experiment demonstrating “hybrid” quantum networking. The approach, which unites two distinct methods of encoding information in particles of light called photons, could eventually allow for more...
Anytime astronomers figure out a new way of looking for magnetic fields in ever more remote regions of the cosmos, inexplicably, they find them. These force fields — the same entities that emanate from fridge magnets — surround Earth, the...
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