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 information that could improve tropical cyclone forecasts in the future.

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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 advanced aircrafts of its age. Then it happened. Buffeted by winds, the airship plummeted toward the Atlantic, disintegrating before the stunned crew could even try to save it.

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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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