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Weather Too Poor for Weather Blimps to Measure Poor Weather

Source: KUAM News – kuam.com By Isa Baza Poor weather may be putting a damper on plans of French scientists to release miniature blimps into a developing tropical cyclone near Guam. The scientists are here in the hopes of collecting … Continue reading

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100 years of aviation history celebrated in North Yorkshire

Source: The Press – yorkpress.co.uk By Victoria Prest A hundred years of Britain’s industrial and aviation innovation was remembered last weekend, in a village a stone’s throw from Drax power station.

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How a Navy Dirigible Became the World’s Deadliest Airship

Source: History – history.com By Erin Blakemore It happened in moments—a gust of whipping wind. Suddenly, the USS Akron, a dirigible performing exercises off the coast of New Jersey, felt more like a flimsy toy than one of the most … Continue reading

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Google’s internet balloons now bringing service to remote areas of Puerto Rico

Source: New York Daily News – nydailynews.com Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

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The Brief, Wondrous, High-Flying Era of Zeppelin Dining

Source: Atlas Obscura – atlasobscura.com By Natasha Frost The Hindenburg’s fattened ducklings and caviar were essentially German propaganda.

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