The new issue of E&T magazine is online now and it’s our First World War special.
This month’s cover star is the unsung hero that saved thousands of lives: the life-saving Brodie helmet issued to British soldiers. Another life-saver in this issue was battlefield communications, a sort of tele-net of things that foreshadowed today’s Internet of Things.
We also have the second part of the story of the intelligence operations in the Admiralty’s legendary Room 40; new forms of transport which played their part in the Great War, too, such as the Zeppelins the battlefield debut of an extraordinary machine codenamed the ‘tank’; the role of women engineers in the First World War and other war stories.
Away from the horror of the First World War, we look at fracking in the UK; the BBC’s R&D road map; the relationship between embedded systems and the clock; the future for fusion energy; greenhouse technology in the desert and finally we have an exclusive interview with Lord Browne, in light of our recent LGBT survey.