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Your Engineering Inspiration for Sunday 24 January 2021


Our People section collates opinion pieces, interviews, and news stories focused on prominent figures in science and engineering.

By selecting the People tab from the ENGins front page, you can learn about Emmy Noether, who helped Einstein find the mathematical basis of general relativity; read about Pierre Brondeau's thoughts on his career in chemical engineering; or allow a rocket scientist to explain the various methods by which we may be able to move our planet.

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Very best,

Rose Grey
Managing Editor

Last weeks's top headlines:

Researchers at the University of Wyoming have shown how to easily and cheaply convert coal powder into graphite using just copper foil, glass containers and a standard microwave oven. With the demand for coal declining due to climate change, this...
Toxicologists are expressing concern that exposure to per- or poly-fluorinated substances (PFASs) can increase a person’s likelihood of developing severe Covid-19. There are also warning that PFASs could also diminish the effectiveness of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. A...
A rare mineral that has allowed Roman concrete marine barriers to survive for more than 2,000 years has been found in the thick concrete walls of a decommissioned nuclear power plant in Japan. According to researchers at Nagoya University, the...
President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Broad Institute mathematician and geneticist Eric Lander to serve as the Presidential Science Advisor and to head the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. For the first time in history, the science advisor...
The 2019-20 National Basketball Association season was suspended for over 140 days after a player tested positive for the coronavirus. But once play resumed in late July, no other players tested positive. The league was able to evade the virus...
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