E&T news weekly #45 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week

Friday April 10 2015  Dominic Lenton, managing editor First T-pylons appear on British skyline The traditional British steel-lattice electricity pylon is one of those designs that can genuinely be described as iconic, having appeared in so many places – usual straddling a cornfield or dominating a green landscape – as shorthand for the march of technology. The new T-pylons which started going up this week aren’t a direct replacement but at two-thirds of the height will be less visually imposing and better suited to some situations. Only a few are being constructed to start with but in the future they’ll … Continue reading E&T news weekly #45 – we choose our favourite engineering and technology news stories from the week