ENGins | The Tech News You Want
Your Engineering Inspiration for Wednesday 21 April 2021

As well as being categorised by sector, articles are labelled by type on ENGins. This means that you can choose the kind of news you'd like to see today simply by selecting the appropriate tab (at the top of the news feed).

For example, if you'd like to read the latest tech market news, or discover which start-up companies are receiving funding, you can choose the ‘Money’ tab. Likewise, if you're interested in the opinions and profiles of prominent people in engineering, you can pick the ‘People’ tab. Perhaps you'd like to take the long view: just choose ‘Trends’ to find out about progress in your area and where it might lead.

Very best,

Dr Sunny Bains
Editorial Director

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....
View your ENGins home page

New books in your areas of interest

A World on the Wing
by Scott Weidensaul
Digital Divisions
by Matthew H. Rafalow
The Fabric of Civilization
by Virginia Postrel
by Michael Moss
When Brains Dream
by Antonio Zadra and Robert Stickgold
Einstein’s Fridge
by Paul Sen