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Your Engineering Inspiration for Wednesday 25 November 2020

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In recent weeks, supplementary articles have covered: whether the brain is a useful model for AI; information about what COVID-19 antibody test results show (and whether they can be trusted); and details on the new tool in string theory.

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Rose Grey
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Last weeks's top headlines:

By 2025, it’s predicted that electric and hybrid cars will account for 90 per cent of the lithium-ion battery market. That’s a lot of batteries that will, one day, need disposing of. In the race to switch from fossil fuels...
It’s obvious why the militaries of the world want missiles that can follow erratic paths at low altitude while flying at five times the speed of sound, eluding any chance at detection or interception. “Think of it as delivering a...
New Zealand company Rocket Lab has hit a key milestone with the successful launch and recovery of its flagship Electron rocket. The mission, the firm’s 16th so far, included a soft parachute landing of the first-stage booster to the ocean...
Aerogel and hydrogel stay cool together
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Camels have evolved a seemingly counterintuitive approach to keeping cool while conserving water in a scorching desert environment: they have a thick coat of insulating fur. Applying essentially the same approach, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have now...
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (Iupac) has released a new list of 10 emerging chemistry technologies that could have a huge impact on how we live. It’s no surprise that this year’s list focuses on the Covid-19...
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