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Your Engineering Inspiration for Tuesday 14 August 2018


As well as curating stories from many sources, we categorise those stories in a couple of different ways. First, we make sure that every relevant tag is included so that the right stories show up in your customised feed but we also categorise by article type.

For example, if you select the Explainers tab in the Articles feed on the ENGins front page, you could learn about the effect of heat waves, how a radio telescope works, or how to build your own Mars rover. Explainers cover every topic, so it shouldn't take long to find a piece that interests you!

Very best,

Dr Sunny Bains
Editorial Director

Last weeks's top headlines:

Large and unusual DNA entities have been discovered coexisting in methane-metabolising microbes that may play a role in regulating global greenhouse gas emissions. They possess some of their host microbe’s genes, leading the team to dub them ‘Borgs’ after the...
Scientists in the US have developed an ultrathin magnet that operates at room temperature. They believe it could lead to new applications in computing and electronics and new tools for the study of quantum physics. According to the researchers, the...
Imagine a universe where you could point a spaceship in one direction and eventually return to where you started. If our universe were a finite donut, then such movements would be possible and physicists could potentially measure its size. “We...
After a six-decade wait to launch off the Earth, new space traveler Wally Funk is ecstatic. The 82-year-old aviation pioneer (and now the oldest person ever to fly in space) launched on a suborbital flight Tuesday (July 20) aboard New...
For some years now John McGeehan, a biologist and the director of the Center for Enzyme Innovation in Portsmouth, England, has been searching for a molecule that could break down the 150 million tons of soda bottles and other plastic...
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