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Your Engineering Inspiration for Monday 25 January 2021


As always, another year coming to a close has brought with it a raft of interesting articles covering advances in science and engineering. Here are our picks across all specialisms:

The Science Stories That Shaped 2019
The Year in Math and Computer Science
Six Positive Climate Change News Stories from 2019
The Best Medical Technologies of 2019
The Top 10 Physics Breakthroughs of the Decade

To see the full range, just navigate to the ENGins homepage and select the Trends tab. And to stay up to date in your area over the year to come, make sure your customisation preferences reflect your interests.

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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