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Your Engineering Inspiration for Friday 01 September 2017


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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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New books in your areas of interest

After Cooling
by Eric Dean Wilson
Testosterone
by Carole K. Hooven
Architecture and Energy
by Barnabas Calder
Recommendation Engines
by Michael Schrage
Failure to Disrupt
by Justin Reich
Brainscapes
by Rebecca Schwarzlose
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