Walrus of Love Helps Spread the Peace

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Originally developed by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Walrus is a massive blimp designed to deliver up to 1,000 tons of cargo to land-locked countries with little to no trade. The 140-foot-long airship would vertically lift off and be capable of landing on ground or sea. Due to it slow speed it'd be a sitting duck if deployed during wars, but commercially it'd be able to out perform sea vessels by traveling at a faster pace and for a cheaper price, which sounds good to us.

Aeros to Develop Peacetime Walrus [via GizMag]

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It looks like a big domed stadium. Hey, they should host the Super Bowl in that thing - the ultimate ticket! Travel to some of the most picturesque ares of the country while the game is being played and land somewhere cool at half time.

This could also be a future way to prevent terrorist attacks on stadiums. If you get a tip that someone plans to do something then you just float somewhere else.