There are few sights in science fiction as iconic as the various starship Enterprises cruising through the stars. Steve Schnier decided to create his own high-flying video of the Enterprise by launching a model into the stratosphere.
While most weather balloon videos take objects into Earth's upper atmosphere and film them plummeting down to Earth, David Windestål armed a radio-controlled plane with a camera, giving us a first-person view of the plane's controlled (if chaotic) return trip.
Scientists have pinpointed two types of stratospheric bacteria and transformed it into a slimy film that doubles the efficiency of fuel cells that run on microbes. It could mean power for underdeveloped locales that currently don't have electricity.
Last week, we learned that an ozone hole had formed above the North Pole for the first time ever. But what exactly is an ozone hole, why are they so dangerous, and what can we do to fix them?
There are really just two things that make the Samsung Stratosphere worth looking at: the 5-row physical QWERTY keyboard, and Verizon's 4G LTE. Aside from those two elements it's decidedly mid-range, but if you covet those things here's the nitty-gritty.
The Stratosphere, one of the taller hotel/casinos in old Vegas, has a new way to get your kicks: by jumping off its roof and living to tell the tale.
This amazing video was shot by a Canon Vixio-HF camcorder attached to a hydrogen balloon launched by a small group of Edmonton radio enthusiasts on August 24. It's believed to be the first amateur video taken at 107,145 feet.
On September 2, Justin Lee and Oliver Yeh successfully took these images of Earth's curvature and the blackness of space using only a weather balloon and off-the-shelf components—without complicated hacks. Total cost: $148. Here's how they did it.