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If you don’t follow Google as closely as we do here at 9to5Google (chances are you probably don’t), Nat & Lo’s videos are a great way to get yourself acquainted with the happenings in and around the Mountain View company. This couple of Googlers use their 20% time to make videos about the inner workings of Google itself, and the end product is an easy-to-understand look at some of Google’s most obscure (and not-so-obscure) projects.

This week, Nat & Lo are taking us on a tour of Project Loon, one of Google’s efforts to bring internet to the entire world…

In this video, you’ll see explanation of how the Project Loon balloons work, a brief history of the problems that the team has faced, and a look at where Project Loon hopes to be within the next few years. Interestingly, we told you just last week that Google’s latest FCC filing — although Loon isn’t mentioned specifically in any of the documents — hints at more extensive testing of Project Loon on US soil.

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