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Your Engineering Inspiration for Wednesday 21 April 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 hear from Rupa Dachere, who started the non-profit CodeChix to get women into coding; read about the work of “materials alchemist” Lauren Bowker and her colour-changing fabrics; or learn from Chris Fuchs about QBism, an interpretation of quantum physics that is “no more mysterious than crossing the road”.

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Very best,

Rose Grey
Managing Editor

Last weeks's top headlines:

Dan Rozycki, the president of a small engineering firm, worries about what a global semiconductor shortage could mean for curing concrete. Mr. Rozycki’s company, Transtec Group in Austin, Texas, sells small sensors that are placed where concrete is poured at...
An international research team led by Monash University has uncovered a new technique that could speed up recovery from bone replacements by altering the shape and nucleus of individual stem cells. The research collaboration involving Monash University, the Melbourne Centre...
A radical way to upcycle polymers
16th April 2021 - Listed in:
By selectively pulling hydrogen atoms from branched polyolefins, chemists have come up with a way to chemically modify common polymers. The chemistry could expand the life span of these polymers beyond single-use plastics by upcycling them into higher-value materials, polymers...
Researchers from Memorial University of Newfoundland are investigating the feasibility of creating a green polyurethane alternative derived from fish waste that would otherwise be discarded. Polyurethanes are a highly versatile type of plastic derived from crude oil and found in...
In the future, it may be possible to use electron spin to store, process and transfer information in quantum computers. To this end, it has long been the goal of scientists to use spin-based quantum information technology at room temperature....
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