The internet is down in part of Chile, quite literally. One of Google’s data-spewing Loon balloons appears to have crashed in the South American country over the weekend.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a series of leaflets criticizing the leader of North Korea being sent into the country via helium balloon!
As part of the inaugural Global Space Balloon Challenge, a group of Stanford students took this photo from just above the Earth using two high altitude balloons. With one of them perched slightly above the other, you can see the balloon braving the flight as the other captures this breathtaking view over California. […
Gizmodo reader Brad Kremer sent this beautiful home movie, shot at 2,564 frames per second with a Phantom Flex, Zeiss super speed glass, Canon 5DMKII and Canon L series glass. Total: $300,000 to shoot what's probably the coolest water balloon battle ever filmed. Worth every cent and second.
In an attempt to make hitting a poke button convey as much emotion as actually jabbing someone with your finger, researchers at Osaka University have developed a smart balloon interface that knows when it's being touched or squeezed.
The Christian Student Fellowship at the University of Kentucky organized what may be the world's largest water ballon fight; beating out previous efforts.
You may get to see space in just three or four years using a balloon. And, unlike SpaceShipTwo, you'll be able to be up there for a couple of hours instead of just a few minutes.
Answer: When that floating island is a gigantic polyurethane balloon filled with helium. It's an art project called Is Land and has trees and foliage decorating it to make it seem like a floating island. But it's gone!
Tying a water balloon is infinitely less fun than throwing a water ballon. Turns out slippery wet latex doesn't make for good grip! Enter Tie Not. It's an impossibly crafty nozzle that practically does the tying for you. Watch.
I know how it is—you're vacationing, but you feel the need to share important updates with the world about how tasty those crabs were. Or how many glasses of sangria you knocked back. But you're lazy, right?
Everyone loves a great homemade, photo-snapping, high-atmosphere balloon. But what about one carrying a globe with a little Buzz Lightyear figure standing on top? That has to be even cooler, right? Right. Thanks, Russian guys.
It's a hard life, being a trucker—weeks without seeing your family; roadside diners; roadside naps; accidents that end up with your bum being pierced by the nose of a compressed air hose, and your body pumped with air...
It may be the best thing to happen at MTV since Jesse Camp crawled back into whatever moldy hemp lair he came from: a video that tells a weird little tale about Slash and Ozzy Osbourne, by popping roughly 10 illustrated balloons per second.
Hype is a dangerous thing. I'm almost scared to see Tron: Legacy! But fortunately for all of us, this video titled "Laser + Balloon + Fire Inside It = Awesome!" delivers. Bless their hearts, they even threw in some slow-motion.
An F-16 fighter has just intercepted an unidentified flying object over the Dimona nuclear research center—an Israeli nuclear weapon factory in the Negev desert. According to local media reports, it was an engine-powered unmanned balloon.
Edward Horsford has taken a series of high-speed pictures that captures a water balloon...without the balloon. The shots are snapped at the point of explosion, when the balloon skin breaks open. It looks like he's somehow holding a ball of water.
No, I'm not trying to say "raccoon" through a candy-filled mouth. That's really what Romania is calling their rocket-balloon, which is an entry in Google's Lunar X competition, to be the first vessel to send a robot to the moon.
Despite a modern spider's impressive offensive arsenal of venoms and trapping silks, defensive predator-evading "dragline" silk is perhaps its most valuable asset. In this week's excerpt, authors Leslie Brunetta and Catherine Craig discuss the incredible silk's evolution and ingenious implementation.