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The sky's the limit with global high-altitude balloon challenge

Teams from around the world will send balloons up to 100,000 feet or more, testing the limits of the creativity, and their engineering ingenuity.

By Jan. 31, 2014

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Google's Project Loon balloon circles Earth in a record 22 days

The tech giant may have found its darling with Ibis-167. Surfing air currents and dodging the polar vortex, the Wi-Fi carrying balloon beat all odds in its recent journey.

By Apr. 3, 2014

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What can a red balloon tell us about self-control?

Researchers watch the light show that happens in the brain when study participants are faced with a risky decision in a nondescript video game.

By Feb. 5, 2014

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Sail to the edge of space via balloon (pictures)

World View's giant helium balloon will take you high into the stratosphere for just $75,000.

7 Images By Oct. 23, 2013

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LG G2 balloon stunt goes awry

An imprudent marketing event to drum up interest in the G2 smartphone ends in nearly two dozen injuries.

By Aug. 12, 2013

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Darth Vader, Spider-Pig fly at International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta hosts hundreds of hot air balloons. Some geeky gems are among the flyers.

By Oct. 8, 2013

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Meet Google's 'Project Loon': Balloon-powered Net access

The search giant wants to give everyone on earth Internet access, and it has a high-flying idea for how to accomplish it.

By Jun. 14, 2013

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Altaeros balloon boosts wind turbine power

Wind startup tests a prototype airborne wind turbine that uses a helium-filled shell to lift a small wind turbine into stronger and steady winds at higher altitudes.

By Mar. 28, 2012

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Mega Rube Goldberg gizmo: 300 steps to pop balloon

A Purdue University team outdoes itself with a record-breaking device that peels fruit, makes hamburgers, and toasts bread. There's no app for that.

By Apr. 9, 2012

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Stalker balloon, fragrant PCs aired at design contest

From cool hybrid computers to digital flower vases, entrants to the Fujitsu Design Awards 2011 contest come up with all sorts of intriguing ideas to tickle our futuristic fantasies.

By May. 24, 2011