Project Loon flies for 1 million hours

first_img Project Loon headed to help Puerto Rico Automation software collects wind forecast data, builds maps of where to travel and then processes each balloon’s observation so changes can be made to follow that map. It is this software that directs the balloon’s movements, not the 24/7 team of engineers monitoring them, head of Engineering Salvatore Candido said.According to Candido, the first time he saw a balloon deciding to zig where a human would have chosen to zag, he had to “stare for a while at the strategy the algorithm was trying to execute” before realizing he had been outsmarted by the software.”The first balloon allowed to fully execute this technique set a flight time record from Puerto Rico to Peru,” Candido said. “I had never simultaneously felt smarter and dumber at the same time.”Balloons also choose when to loiter in an area to wait for winds to change, and fly in figure 8 patterns to maintain a constant LTE signal over an area for longer periods. Now playing: Watch this: Tags Project Loon reached a massive milestone. Project Loon Alphabet’s Project Loon has reached the milestone of flying its balloons in the sky for a collective 1 million hours, the company announced Tuesday. This equates to 40 million kilometers travelled.Project Loon delivers mobile connectivity to remote and disaster-ravaged areas, with the balloons operated by a solar-powered pump. They drift on winds at heights of 50,000 feet to 70,000 feet, tacking like a boat to follow air currents. 0 Project Looncenter_img Alphabet says its Loon balloons could beam internet to more people than before Alphabet’s Loon recruits high-powered mobile veterans to serve on board This Loon internet balloon just spent seven months in the air Share your voice Post a comment 1:16 Mobile Sci-Techlast_img read more

Ishaan Khatter – Janhvi Kapoor dating Boney Kapoor clarifies

first_imgJanhvi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter, Shahid KapoorInstagramEver since the promotions of their first film together – Dhadak – Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor’s camaraderie has always been a talking point. From talking about each other on chat shows to showering each other with praises at various media interactions, the duo kept grabbing eyeballs.The rumours of whether or not the duo ever dated was a lingering question, until Janhvi’s dad Boney Kapoor stepped in to clear-the-air. Talking about Janhvi’s chemistry with Ishaan, Boney said in an interaction with Spotboye, “Ishaan has, in fact, never visited the Kapoor residence after Dhadak released. There is nothing more than friendship between Janhvi and Ishaan.”Just a few days back, there were reports of dad Boney having given his nod to the relatipnship. A Mumbai Mirror had stated how Ishaan is a frequent visitor to Janhvi’s house and Boney Kapoor is quite fond of him and his talent. Moreover, sister Anshula apparently knows everything about what’s cooking between the two and loves teasing the ‘much-in-love’ couple.On Karan Johar’s Koffee with Karan, Arjun Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, both had turned quite protective about their siblings. While Arjun had said that Ishaan keeps buzzing around Janhvi, Shahid had said that Ishaan buzzes around a lot of people and Janhvi is not special in anyway. On BFFs with Vogue, Janhvi had said that she would want to set up Ishaan with Tara Sutaria, whom he was once in a relationship with.On career front, Janhvi is busy with the shoot of Kargil Girl, based on the life of fighter pilot, Gunjan Saxena. Samantha Akkineni’s Oh Baby is all set to be remade in Bollywood. And while on one hand there are rumours of Alia Bhatt being roped in for the project, several reports claim that Boney is interested in remaking the film in Hindi with his daughter as the female lead.last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Sunday

first_imgRACING MOVERS1.55 CurraghSeven National Army 10/11 > 8/112.35 GoodwoodBecca Campbell 5/1 > 11/45.05 YarmouthMiracle Of Medinah 6/1 > 9/25.30 GoodwoodKeep It Dark 12/1 > 7/1LIVE FOOTBALLPremier League13:30 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HD6/4 West Brom 9/4 Middlesbrough 21/10 DRAWPremier League16:00 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports Ultra HD2/7 Man City 9/1 West Ham 5/1 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Sunday 28 Augustlast_img read more