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Bigger and taller masts lined up to boost rural mobile coverage

Bigger and taller masts lined up to boost rural mobile coverage

Technology
Bigger and taller phone masts could be built across the British countryside in a government bid to widen mobile data coverage and increase speeds.Current planning restrictions dictate that structures exceeding 25 metres in height cannot be built on public land, but Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan is keen for firms investing in 5G to be able bypass such restrictions. An estimated 400,000 super masts may spring up in rural areas as part of the plans, which Ms Morgan said could add between £6bn and £13bn to the UK economy. Image: Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan wants to improve mobile network coverage in the countryside Ms Morgan told Sky News: "This is really important for people running businesses, for tourism, for agriculture."But it is...
Taller plants moving into warmer Arctic

Taller plants moving into warmer Arctic

Science
The low-lying shrubs, grasses and other plants growing in the Arctic are getting taller.The finding comes from scientists who have analysed three decades of measurements. This data, gathered across Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Scandinavia and Russia, indicates that a warming climate is driving the change. The team of 180 researchers says the increase in height could ultimately work to push up temperatures further. The international group reports its work in the journal Nature. Co-lead author Isla Myers-Smith, from the University of Edinburgh, UK, predicted that, on their current trajectory, the centimetres-tall Arctic flora could double in size by the end of the century. "T...