Google describes how smart balloons bring stable internet access around the world


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Google’s most ambitious project to date, Project Loon—earlier introduced in this article—is Google’s solution to the absence of internet access in remote regions of the world.

Project Loon is a a floating mesh-like network that aims to connect people and deliver stable internet connection no matter where you are in the world.

The question is this: how will these “balloons” sustain factors like wind? Dan Piponi of Project Loon provides an explanation on how the balloons are intelligent enough and can be spaced with a fascinating simulation on this YouTube video:

Recently, Loon was initially tested in New Zealand and is now giving it a go in California.

Sources: Engadget, TheVerge, TheNextWeb, Google