Giant Balloons Used for Communications and Research, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

  Google has backed an internal program, called Project Loon, that is studying the use of 49-foot tall helium balloons positioned high in the atmosphere in strategic locations to beam internet access to remote areas.  Such balloons are capable of acting as flying base stations that communicate directly with mobile devices on the ground.  Recent tests of Loon balloons found them capable of staying airborne for up to six months.  (Meanwhile, Google pulled the plug on a project attempting to develop solar-powered drones that would circle at very high altitude and beam internet access to the ground.  Costs were considered…

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