The internet brought countless innovations to the world, one of which being the ability to pawn off hard work onto someone else, anywhere on earth, for a price. For example, if you need 500 paper airplanes but don’t want to waste hours folding them, you can now just buy them in bulk.
Despite what you may have learned in school behind your teacher’s back, paper airplanes don’t have to be completely featureless and boring. With the right materials, or these kits from Huntly’s Paper Warplanes, they can actually look like real-life aircraft and still be able to glide across a room.
Admit it, when you were a kid, every time you launched a paper airplane you imagined what it would be like to actually pilot it. It’s been quite a few years since you were a kid, though, and it turns out the technology to realize such a fantasy finally exists.
Antoine Terrieux’s art installation at La Maison Des Jonglages in La Courneuve near Paris, France utilizes hair dryers in such a way that there has to be some sort of magic sprinkled on them. You’ll see the hair dryers levitating balls and string in the air, hair dryers creating a fire tornado, hair dryers making a…
The all-time distance record for paper airplane flight* was set in February, 2012. The paper craft was designed by John Collins (a.k.a. "The Paper Airplane Guy"), and soared a whopping 226 feet, 10 inches. Here, Collins walks us through how to fold his world-record-holding plane, which he's named "Suzanne."
It doesn't matter what side of the debate you're on when it comes to using 3D printers to make guns, how could anyone being against using the technology to build a machine gun that folds and fires an endless barrage of paper airplanes?
As kids, we all wondered what it would be like if you could climb on top of a paper airplane and coast into the sunset. Well, if you watch the latest video from GoPro—shot atop the world's largest paper plane—you'll know.
You can spend a lot of time on model-building or paper airplane folding, but Italian architect Luigi Prina does both. His flying models hang from the ceiling of his small studio as a reminder of his 20+ year design hobby.
The trick to make a paper airplane fly forever isn't in the quality of the paper or the intricacy of the folding, it's in using an electric stove to keep the paper airplane afloat in constant motion. Just watch the video above, the paper airplane keeps going in circles and circles and circles over the stove. Of course…
You usually have to choose between passing grades and being a mischief maker in grade school. But with this brilliant Lego contraption created by NXTLOG member hknssn13, you can be both. It automatically grabs a sheet of paper from a stack, folds it into a paper airplane, and then launches it towards your target.
We've all done our fair share of chucking paper airplanes at friends. And maybe, if you're a real engineer, you've made some clever, paper-folding modifications that let your plane do a loop—or better yet actually land on target. Joerg Sparve has turned his eye towards those paper aircraft, and needless to say, the…
Now you can learn to make paper airplanes from a guy who has set world records with his planes. Ken Blackburn has a website with his preferred patterns for folding paper airplanes.
This week, researchers in the Tokyo area are testing an ultra-strong, heat-resistant paper airplane for space flight in a high-speed wind tunnel. The plane is shaped like a space shuttle and can endure Mach 7 winds. Since they don't know exactly where on earth it will land upon execution, they're going to write a…
Looking for an unusual coffee table? This one created by Irish designer Lorraine Brennan is made out of 2mm folded steel. Certainly not lighter than air, but this plane might lighten up that plain living room of yours.