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Tag: Balloon

The Dyson Balloon Accelerator: No, You Can’T Ride in It.

The Dyson Balloon Accelerator: No, You Can’T Ride in It.
A couple of engineers from Dyson decided to build a balloon accelerator, which uses Dyson Air Multiplier fans to speed along a balloon on its merry way, kind of like what a particle accelerator does, albeit at a much slower speed.

Space Invaders Balloon Art Pops Up in Spain

Space Invaders Balloon Art Pops Up in Spain
I always enjoy seeing Space Invaders turning up in unlikely places. This time, it looks like the Space Invaders took over parts of Girona, Spain last month. These installations were realized by El Colmado in collaboration with Quim Roqué and Helena Delgado for their (badly named) spaceinvARTders exhibition.
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Solar Equation: It’S Always Sunny in Melbourne, Australia

Solar Equation: It’S Always Sunny in Melbourne, Australia
The city of Melbourne, Australia currently has two suns. There’s the normal one that it shares with the rest of the world and goes away during the night, and there’s the one in Melbourne’s Federation Square, rising at night, about 100 million times smaller than the real Sun. 

How Many Scientists Does It Take to Launch a Space Balloon?

How Many Scientists Does It Take to Launch a Space Balloon?
OK, I am no rocket scientist or NASA researcher, but even I know that winds aloft can be much stronger than the winds on the ground. You would think that despite a day being deemed calm on the ground, a group of scientists might check wind speeds aloft in preparation for the launch of a gigantic multi-million dollar space balloon.

Russian Roulette Water Balloon Gun: in Soviet Russia… This is Not How They Party.

Russian Roulette Water Balloon Gun: in Soviet Russia… This is Not How They Party.
Ah, Russian Roulette. The subject of many jokes and at least one awesome film. But actually trying the game to have some fun with your friends will probably have some undesirable consequences, like dying. Just probably, but still.

Planetary Lights Float Around Your Room

Planetary Lights Float Around Your Room
Bring the solar system into your living room with these floating lights from Japan’s TakaraTomy. These Fuwarito lamps look like the earth and the moon, but are just simple helium-filled mylar balloons with an LED built into the bottom.
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