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The sky's the limit with global high-altitude balloon challenge

Teams from around the world will send balloons up to 100,000 feet or more, testing the limits of the creativity, and their engineering ingenuity.

By January 31, 2014

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How Google's Project Loon rides the wind

When it comes to figuring out how to keep Project Loon's Internet-broadcasting balloons from popping in the stratosphere, it all comes down to vast amounts of data.

By October 1, 2013

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Google reportedly plans to spend $1B on Internet satellites

The Web giant plans to deploy 180 small satellites that would provide Internet access to underserved regions of the globe, sources tell the Wall Street Journal.

By June 1, 2014

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Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?

By May 13, 2014

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Freefallin': Full POV video of Baumgartner's Stratos dive

Daredevil Felix Baumgartner's freefall to Earth is now watchable through a dramatic first-person video.

By October 15, 2013

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Lightweight wing harvests offshore wind

Startup Makani Power clears its first hurdles in building a radically different wind turbine that flies like a kite and captures high-altitude winds.

By March 28, 2012

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Altaeros balloon boosts wind turbine power

Wind startup tests a prototype airborne wind turbine that uses a helium-filled shell to lift a small wind turbine into stronger and steady winds at higher altitudes.

By March 28, 2012

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Meet Google's 'Project Loon': Balloon-powered Net access

The search giant wants to give everyone on earth Internet access, and it has a high-flying idea for how to accomplish it.

By June 14, 2013

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Baumgartner makes record-setting skydive

The extreme skydiver sets a record for the highest manned balloon ascent and highest freefall in his bid to go supersonic.

By October 14, 2012

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High-stakes Mars mission relies on untried 'sky crane'

At first blush, using a rocket-powered flying crane to lower a $2.5 billion nuclear-powered rover to the surface of Mars seems risky at best. But engineers say it solves a host of daunting challenges.

By July 31, 2012