Ingenia - Issue 90, March 2022

 

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Life on a chip

Researchers hope that miniaturised model organ-on-chips, currently under development, could lead to more realistic alternatives to testing drugs on animals.

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Stories include this year's QEPrize winner, engineering ethics, funding for a gigafactory, and the first implanted brain stimulator.

Better buildings need a breath of fresh air

Dr Shaun Fitzgerald OBE FREng sets out how buildings can be COVID-safe and climate friendly.

An innovator who fills a vacuum

Professor Trevor Cross FREng is a key player in the development of quantum technology.

Articles in this issue

How I got here – Kate Todd-Davis

How I got here – Kate Todd-Davis

Kate Todd-Davis shares how she gained a degree during her manufacturing apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce.

Supercharging GPS precision

Supercharging GPS precision

Accurate GPS positioning in cities can be affected by obstructions like tall buildings. A new technology aims to improve this accuracy.

Quicker testing for COVID-19

Quicker testing for COVID-19

Lab-on-a-chip technology, developed to help us live healthier, has been adapted to provide rapid, lab-free tests for COVID-19.

Averting hidden corrosion

Averting hidden corrosion

Unseen corrosion can cause severe issues if left undetected in infrastructure. A new tool aims to identify the problem before damage is caused.

The afro hair comb inspired by printing

The afro hair comb inspired by printing

Dr Youmna Mouhamad used her real-world experience to develop an innovative comb for detangling textured hair.

How does that work? Robotic vacuum cleaners

How does that work? Robotic vacuum cleaners

Advanced technology in robotic vacuum cleaners helps them steer clear of all kinds of obstacles.

How I got here – Rose Grey

How I got here – Rose Grey

For Rose Grey, an early love for science led to a career as a software engineer.

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