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How engineers are straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa, Italy | AFP | “It’s still straightening,” said engineer Roberto Cela, gazing at the Leaning Tower of Pisa gleaming in the autumn sunshine of northern Italy. “And many years will have to pass before it stops.” The gravitationally-challenged landmark is leaning less after years of ambitious engineering work. Fortunately …

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CRISPR-Cas: Genetic engineering’s Holy Grail

CRISPR-Cas technology is poised to change the world, but those changes need to be positive  COMMENT | TECHNOLOGY | Antoine Danchin |  Since its introduction four decades ago, genetic engineering has been a source of high hopes for health, agriculture, and industry. But it has also provoked deep anxiety, not least …

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Facebook opens new London hub, creating 800 jobs

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Social media titan Facebook will open a new office in London on Monday that is set to be its biggest engineering hub outside America, the company has announced. The investment in the office, near Oxford Street in the heart of the city’s West End district, …

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Uganda’s Eng. Nabulumba picked as Africa Prize finalist

Uganda’s Hindu Nabulumba, 25, who designed a knowledge-sharing network for teachers and students is now in the last four finalists for the prestigious £25,000 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Nabulumba’s Yaaka Digital Learning Network brings education to those who can’t get to school or university. It is designed as an interactive …

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