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Your Engineering Inspiration for Monday 25 January 2021

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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...
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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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New books in your areas of interest

Expedition Deep Ocean
by Josh Young
Chemistry, Nano & Materials
Healthy Buildings
by John D. Macomber, Joseph G. Allen
Engineering, Environment & Energy
The Knowledge Machine
by Michael Strevens
Beyond the Tape
by Marie Cassidy
Bio & Medical SciTech
Operation Moonglow
by Teasel Muir-Harmony
Physical Sciences
AI in the Wild: Sustainability in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
by Peter Dauvergne
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