Google is cooking up Project Loon, bringing internet access to rural areas using high-altitude balloons. And that altitude is super high -- the balloons float in the stratosphere, beaming a sort of cellular-style signal back to terrestrial antennas. Using solar power arrays, the balloons can drift up and down into existing air currents, allowing them to travel without side-to-side propulsion. Pretty neat!
Google's Balloon-Powered Internet Project
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June 17, 2013 - 11:41am