All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Project Loon’

Google Internet Balloon Crashes, Surprises South African Farmer

A South African sheep farmer stumbled upon something odd recently – a crashed balloon filled with electronic components. Thinking it was a weather balloon, he did some investigating. What he found was that the balloon was actually made in the USA, and belonged to Google. Urbanus Botha found a whole mess of plastic collapsed on his land, and with the …

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Plane Crash? Nah, Just a Google Internet Balloon Returning to Earth

As it turns out, giant, falling internet balloons kind of resemble a crashing plane. Emergency responders (including a rescue helicopter!) were called to an area in New Zealand’s South Island Friday morning after reports of a plane crash. But when they found the site of the ‘wreckage,’ it wasn’t really wreckage at all. It was just a bog ol’, partially-deflated …

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Google Just Posted A New Project Loon Video

Back in June, Google unveiled Project Loon, its ambitious endeavor to give fast Internet access to rural, remote and underserved areas. Google just put out a new video with some interesting footage, talking more about the project: In the video, Pam Desrochers, the project’s Balloon Manufacturing Manager, says, “Our goal for these balloon flights is to stay aloft for 100 …

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Bill Gates: Google’s Internet Balloons Won’t Help Kids Dying of Malaria

Back in June Google announced Project Loon, an initiative to bring the internet to remote areas via giant balloons that float around stratospheric winds and beam access down to people on the ground. Google knows that it’s an ambitious program. They’ve called it a “moonshot” and even the name suggests that it’s a rather loony idea. Now, Bill Gates is …

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These Photos From Google’s Balloon Launch Are Truly Captivating

As you may have heard by now, Google is sending balloons up into the air in an effort to make fast Internet available to everyone in the world. The plan is to have balloons up twice the altitude of where commercial planes fly, all around the Earth. This is the latest “moonshot” project out of Google[x], the experimental branch of …

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Here’s A Look At The ‘Project Loon’ Pilot Test

Google announced its latest “moonshot” with Project Loon. Google is launching balloons into the air to provide Internet connectivity to more people. You can read more about the initiative and the technology behind it here, but the company is beginning with a pilot test in New Zealand. From the look of it, the concept is already working. Google shared this …

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Google Is Using Balloons To Give The Entire World Fast Internet

We’ve seen Google accomplish some pretty remarkable things when the company puts its collective mind to it. In recent years, Google has really been pushing the envelope with its so called “moonshots” like Google Glass and self-driving cars. Google has now announced its latest in the moonshot series out of Google[x]. It’s called “Project Loon” because the idea is so …

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