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Oh, the Humanity!

6:00 PM -- It made my afternoon to see that one of my favorite weird wireless concepts is back in the news. Sanswire Technologies Inc. (OTC: SNWR), you might remember, is the company that wants to float massive blimps 13 miles above the Earth to provide wireless communications without the towers.

I wrote about them almost exactly a year ago, when they were still very cagey about talking to the press. (See WiMax in Space?) Well, apparently the firm is now getting ready to do some test flights with a scaled-down prototype in the Mojave Desert.

Maybe now we can find out whether the "proprietary lifting gas technology" that the company says it will use to blast these craft into near-space is more than just a load of hot air.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

joset01 12/5/2012 | 3:43:51 AM
re: Oh, the Humanity! Thanks to Simon A for the funny link.

-- DJ
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