Project Loon takes to the skies in Puerto Rico

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  1. Ian

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    Puerto Rico is still recovering from the devastating hurricane, which included huge amounts of damage to phone infrastructure (which will hamper relief efforts and limit contact for worried friends/family). Alphabet (Google's parent company) have launched high altitude balloons which can act as mobile base stations, allowing people to send text messages and use limited amounts of mobile data:

    Read more at the BBC:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41721360
     
    Ian, Oct 23, 2017
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