Posts Tagged 'blimp'

High-Altitude Blimp Wind Turbine Will Harness Stronger Winds

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An eolian energy company formed out of MIT has tested its high-altitude wind turbine that floats above in windy skies like a blimp. Altaeros Energies Airborne Wind Turbine measures 10m in width, and is filled up with helium. It was sent 100m up in the sky, where stronger winds are prevalent. This prototype was also able to lift the Southwest Skystream turbine up into the sky, where it was able to produce twice the power.

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Solar Ship: Air Ships Taking To the Skies with the Power of the Sun

I just love airships. I wish I could travel all over the world in an blimp. Sure, it would take longer than a 777, but it would be way more relaxing. I wish that there would be airships all over the place, kind of like in the TV show Fringe.

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Giant US Defense Spy Blimps to Roam Afghan Skies

While this massive blimp looks pretty awesome, I’m just sad that it’s a spy drone and not a passenger airship, allowing people to take leisurely trips around the world (à la Fringe). The awkwardly-named Blue Devil Block 2 dwarfs a nearby 18-wheeler, allowing you to fathom its gigantic size.

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SEED Concept: Your Personal Automonous Floating Camera Drone

The SEED is an autonomous, mobile camera balloon created to take photos and video of you while you’re on vacation, but I honestly see a lot of Big Brother implications. It also reminds me of the Kinos in Stargate Universe. This unique spin on the blimp drone was designed by Moonhwan Lee.

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