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Your Engineering Inspiration for Thursday 23 January 2020


Are you looking to showcase your work and possibly be rewarded for it? We keep ENGins updated with competitions across engineering and the physical sciences to let you know about those opportunities.

Currently running competitions include the Cisco Global Problem Solver competition, with $350,000USD available for breakthrough digital technology; STEM for BRITAIN, which could have you presenting your work in Parliament; and the Young Persons' Lecture competition, which seeks material scientists to deliver short talks on the subject.

Whatever your area, make sure ENGins is tailored to it and you'll be delivered news of all relevant competitions.

Very best,

Rose Grey
Managing Editor

Last weeks's top headlines:

Microsoft released a patch for Windows 10 and Server 2016 today after the National Security Agency found and disclosed a serious vulnerability. It’s a rare but not unprecedented tip-off, one that underscores the flaw’s severity—and maybe hints at new priorities...
Biological organisms have certain useful attributes that synthetic robots do not, such as the abilities to heal, adapt to new situations, and reproduce. Yet molding biological tissues into robots or tools has been exceptionally difficult to do: Experimental techniques, such...
A Lithium-Ion Battery That You Can Scrunch
20th January 2020 - Listed in:
Bend, roll, twist, scrunch, fold, flex. These are terms we might use to describe a lithe gymnast doing a complex floor routine. But batteries? Yet these are precisely the words the company Jenax in South Korea wants you to use...
SpaceX, the private space exploration company led by Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, successfully completed an emergency escape simulation in Florida that could allow it to launch Nasa astronauts into space as soon as March. The demonstration on Sunday, broadcast...
Researchers have reportedly harnessed the power of a type of artificial intelligence (AI) known as deep learning to create a new laser-based system that can image around corners in real time. With further development, the system looks to let self-driving...
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Your events coming up in London and the South East:

23rd January 2020, 12:00-13:00
Lessons learnt from past earthquakes in Italy on seismic hazard and continental deformation
Imperial College, RSM G41, London (FREE)
23rd January 2020, 15:30-17:00
Understanding Batteries from the Atom to the Device
Sherfield Building, Imperial College London, London (FREE but booking required)
23rd January 2020, 17:30-20:00
Using Deep Learning, to train models to get the most out of every byte of the most detailed geospatial data
Solent University, Southampton (FREE)
23rd January 2020, 18:30-20:00
Blockchain, Bitcoin and Facebook
Room SW101, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent (FREE)
24th January 2020, 09:30-17:00
Reliability and reproducibility in computational science
The Alan Turing Institute, London (FREE)
27th January 2020, 12:00-13:00
Printed films of Graphene and Two-dimensional Materials for wearable electronics and e-textiles
Room G01, Royal School of Mines, Imperial, London (FREE)
27th January 2020, 18:30-20:00
Designing from a depleted world
Royal Academy of Arts, London (Booking and payment required)
28th January 2020, 10:00-16:00
Time for action: achieving a gender balance in engineering
Prince Philip House, London (FREE but booking required)
29th January 2020, 16:00-19:00
Development of the diagnostic devices for the specific disease biomarker in the wound blister
Imperial College London, RSM 2.28, Royal School of Mines, London (FREE)
29th January 2020, 17:30-18:30
City-craft and Statecraft: The role of data in spatialising the Myth of Venice
IAS Forum, G17, London (FREE)
29th January 2020, 18:00-20:30
Transforming energy systems: will our future be battery powered?
The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London (FREE but booking required)
30th January 2020, 18:30-20:30
Tales from New York – Experimental ceramics for architecture
(FREE)
4th February 2020-5th February 2020
Bioinformatics for Discovery
Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridge (Booking and payment required)
4th February 2020, 09:00-16:00
Liquefied Natural Gas & Alternative Fuels for Shipping
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), London (Booking and payment required)
4th February 2020, 18:30-20:30
The Space Shuttle; Design, Development and Operations.
East Surrey College, Redhill (FREE but booking required)
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