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Your Engineering Inspiration for Tuesday 04 August 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:

How Physics Gifted Math With a New Geometry
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In the early 1800s, William Rowan Hamilton discovered a new kind of geometric space with nearly magical properties. It encoded motion and mathematics into a single, glinting geometric object. This phenomenon birthed a field called symplectic geometry. Over the last...
As the world waits eagerly for a Covid-19 vaccine, several candidates are starting to be put through their paces in clinical trials. More than 100 vaccine candidates are being developed by teams around the world, with more than 20 now...
Electronic textiles that communicate, sense, or power other devices promise a new era of smart wearable technology. But current e-textiles rely heavily on metals such as gold, silver, and copper, making disposal or recycling difficult. Using nanomaterials such as carbon...
Balloon shaping isn’t just for kids anymore. A team of researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has designed materials that can control and mold a balloon into pre-programmed shapes. The system uses...
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have improved the technique of frontal polymerization, where a small amount of heat triggers a moving reaction wave that produces a polymeric material. Their new method allows the creation of a wider...
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