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Your Engineering Inspiration for Wednesday 08 April 2020


Our careful categorisation of news stories and articles makes it easy to quickly narrow down to the engineering specialism of interest.

As an example, to find out how science and engineering is responding to the threat of the new coronavirus, you might head to the Biomedical Engineering section of the site. As is the case with all sections on ENGins, you'll be presented with coverage from disparate, intersecting areas of engineering that you might otherwise miss:

China is using mass surveillance tech to fight new coronavirus spread
Predicting contagion speed
Is a coronavirus vaccine on the way?
How computer scientists are trying to predict the coronavirus's next moves

It's this interdisciplinarity that ENGins is designed to highlight!

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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