Reshared post from +Matt Cutts
Google has been experimenting with providing internet access via high-altitude (~80,000 feet) balloons. This could provide fast bandwidth to lots of parts of the world that don't have it. The latency would be much better than satellites, because the balloons are only ~15 miles up, while a satellite in geostationary orbit is 22,000+ miles up.
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Exclusive: How Google Will Use Balloons to Deliver Internet to the Hinterlands
The tech giant is using a novel way to bring the Internet to regions too remote to wire…
6-11-12 « Clouds 365 Project – Photography by Kelly DeLay
Chased storms that popped up Northwest of Ft. Worth, TX late this afternoon. Ended up south of Graham, TX on Hwy 16 to photograph at sunset and captured this amazing anvil crawler lightning. One of my all time favorites!