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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a Google Internet balloon!

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If there are two things in the world that make us happy, they’re balloons and a reliable Internet connection, and leave it to Google to combine the two.

According to Geekosystem’s Glen Tickle:

If you live in an area that’s under-served by modern Internet infrastructure, you’re kind of missing out. The Internet is great, but you’re reading this on the Internet, so you probably know that already. Not everyone is so lucky. There are billions of people without access to an Internet connection, but Google wants to change that — with balloons. Here’s how.

Google’s “Project Loon” wants to launch solar powered balloons more than 60,000 feet above sea level into the stratosphere. These balloons would beam the Internet down to land-based antennas, offering previously disconnected people access to all the information the Internet has to offer, and also videos of cats.

World peace through cat videos? Bring it on, and make that three things that make us happy!

Full story at Wired via Geekosystem.

The wonders of the world brought to you by Google.

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  • A Google balloon is really like a blessing for the people of those areas where they can’t get the facility of the internet, now they can easily connect with the world. This technology will be very useful for the disaster hit areas to help rescue efforts. But the main question is how they manage the balloon speed?

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