Tag: Internet

22
Jul
2013

Project Loon

Balloon-Powered Internet Access

A network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, and bring people back online after disasters.

The Internet is one of the most transformative technologies of our lifetimes. But for 2 out of every 3 people on earth, a fast, affordable Internet connection is still out of reach. Google believes that it might actually be possible to build a ring of balloons, flying around the globe on the stratospheric winds, that provides Internet access to the earth below.

This is how it works:

More info. @ www.google.com/loon

25
Jun
2012

How The Internet Works

A Packet’s Tale

A visual explanation of how the Internet actually works. Ride with a packet of data and follow it as it flows from your fingertips; through circuits, wires and cables, to a host server, and then back again, all in less than a second!