blimps

digital divide

Startup Thinks Its Tethered, Internet-Beaming Blimps Can Bridge the Digital Divide

SoftBank-backed blimp startup Altaeros thinks floating internet infrastructure can do more than emergency relief.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.20.18
State of Surveillance

Report on Secret Baltimore Aerial Surveillance Concludes 'We Should Do This Again Sometime'

Maybe now with actual transparency.
Michael Byrne
2.12.17
the worst things of all time

Muse's Big Dumb Blimp Drone Crashed into Their Poor Fans at a Show

Thankfully, nobody was physically harmed.
John Hill
4.15.16
News

A Runaway Military Blimp Is Floating Aimlessly Over Pennsylvania

The runaway blimp is currently being trailed by US fighter jets.
Jason Koebler
10.28.15
machines

From Afghanistan to Texas, Surveillance Blimps Are on the Rise

The low-tech-meets-high-tech surveillance tool patrols some of the world's most dangerous locales.
Ben Richmond
11.4.14
water

Would That Blimp That Harvests Clouds for Energy and Water Actually Work?

We turned to the scientists to find out.
DJ Pangburn
10.3.14
Power

Blimps Will Soon Hover Over US Highways and Monitor Traffic Around the Clock

The "Blimp in a Box" can see up to five miles.
Jason Koebler
6.12.14
blimps

Solar-Powered Blimps Are the New Satellites

The problem is getting them to stay in the harsh environment.
Jason Koebler
3.6.14
machines

An Infinity Pool-Equipped Spy Blimp Will Be the World's Largest Aircraft

All hail the monstrosity that is the Airlander.
Jason Koebler
3.1.14
Motherboard Blog

Police in Virginia Want Spy Blimps to Protect Ports

Documents released to Motherboard and MuckRock indicate that local government agencies, like police in Newport News, are considering unmanned balloons as surveillance tools.
Shawn Musgrave
1.28.14
Health

This Solar-Powered Airship Could Bring Doctors to the World's Poorest People

Where roads end, delivering medical assistance gets a whole lot harder.
Derek Mead
1.22.13
Motherboard Blog

How to Print Your Own Drone Blimp

A whole new breed of printed drones – robo zeppelins – could soon be scuttling above in lazy, long-endurance circles.
Brian Anderson
11.5.12
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