Friday, July 31, 2015

Who Says Dirty Rock N' Roll Is Dead? Hmm...

These are The Hellcats. Their rock n' roll is filthy. You have been warned.

It's Name Is Aquila And It's Going To Change The World. Hmm...

I'm excited to announce we’ve completed construction of our first full scale aircraft, Aquila, as part of our effort. Aquila is a solar powered unmanned plane that beams down internet connectivity from the sky. It has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, but weighs less than a car and can stay in the air for months at a time. We've also made a breakthrough in laser communications technology. We've successfully tested a new laser that can transmit data at 10 gigabits per second. That's ten times faster than any previous system, and it can accurately connect with a point the size of a dime from more than 10 miles away.This effort is important because 10% of the world’s population lives in areas without existing internet infrastructure. To affordably connect everyone, we need to build completely new technologies. Using aircraft to connect communities using lasers might seem like science fiction. But science fiction is often just science before its time. Over the coming months, we will test these systems in the real world and continue refining them so we can turn their promise into reality. Here’s a video showing the building of Aquila.
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, 30 July 2015
From the amazing minds of the team comes a solar powered, unmanned plane named Aquila. It has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, but weighs less than a car and can stay in the air for up to 3 months at a time. Which is really impressive considering its job is to beam down internet connectivity from the sky using lasers to countless people who've never been fully connected before.