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Engineering news roundup #1

The impact of engineering is all around us. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite news stories, articles and thought pieces from the week to showcase some of the latest innovations and opinions across design engineering.

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Listening to the engine

What if your smartphone could tell you when your car was in need of repair?

Engineers at Skoda have come up with a new app that can listen to a car’s engine noise to detect and diagnose faults.

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Storytelling robots for dementia patients

A new project led by Arizona State University assistant professors at ASU Engineering aims to develop robots that can tell stories to provide relief for adults with dementia and their caregivers.

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Revamping broken objects with Lego

Lego TSUGI are bringing a new lease of life to broken or flawed objects with their Lego bricks. Their new #RebuildTheWorld campaign is inspired by Kintsugi, the Japanese traditional art of repairing with gold. Instead of hiding flaws, imperfections are highlighted to engineer something unique.

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Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace was a leading 19th century mathematician and daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron. She was also the world’s first computer programmer. Ada Lovelace day on 13 October is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

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Top ten books every engineer should read

This article on Medium pulls together a list of some of the most influential engineering books throughout history. Recommended reading for any aspiring future engineers!

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Image source: LEGO, Rebuild the world.

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