X, the moonshot tech division of Google's parent company Alphabet, says it's getting closer to its dream of delivering the internet to rural areas from high-altitude balloons.

X announced Thursday that Project Loon, its internet balloon project, has a new set of navigation algorithms that will allow the balloons to cluster together and beam the internet to a concentrated area in need. Before, the plan was to have Loon balloons spread across the globe, with one balloon replacing another ...