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Behind the scenes at Astrium Satellite's production line

The Engineer discovers how a satellite wing is made on a behind the scenes tour of Astrium Satellite’s production line in Munich as the company celebrates the sale of one million individual solar cells and 300 entire solar wings.


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The Engineer August Digi Issue

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Several recent discoveries have indicated that it might be possible to use graphene as the basis for biocompatible implants to replace lost senses such as sight and interfacing with prosthetics. How likely is this, and what are the main roadblocks?

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