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Geeky hot air balloons (pictures)

A morning mass ascension of hundreds of hot air balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta included balloon caricatures of Darth Vader, Spider-Pig, and an astronaut.

13 Images By Oct. 8, 2013


Google's Project Loon balloons can circle Earth three times

The cutting-edge balloons that Google built for its Wi-Fi broadcasting will be able to travel around the world three times, or for 100 days.

By Nov. 13, 2013


The Hobbit's Bag End imagined with balloons

It would be the talk of Hobbiton, sure, but would this balloon bonanza upstage Gandalf's fireworks too?

By Nov. 9, 2012


Functional Iron Man gauntlet zaps enemy balloons

Just point and shoot: Patrick Priebe's exoskeleton glove fires laser beams with surprising force. What would Tony Stark say?

By Jan. 21, 2013


How many balloons would it take to float Batman's house?

A handy online balloon calculator helps you figure out how many balloons it will take to float your house into the sky.

By Nov. 20, 2012


Fun with lasers: Try popping 100 balloons

What would you destroy if you had the Spyder III Krypton handy? Just don't pretend it's a lightsaber.

By May. 12, 2012


Nokia redesigns Windows Phone with bubbles, balloons, oh my!

Concept designs apparently created by a Nokia designer show a radical new look for the Windows Phone interface.

By Mar. 21, 2012


Air Swimmer RC balloons let you fly your own fish

Unlike RC blimps and other flying mechanical toys, these Mylar balloons add realism and movement with moving fins that swish back and forth to propel the fish through the air.

By Aug. 15, 2011


Bing balloons into public view

Microsoft's big bet on search begins to be publicly available, with the opinions rolling in fast and furious.

By Jun. 1, 2009


Balloons float real-life 'Up' house near LA

National Geographic Channel team successfully floats little house held aloft by 300 weather balloons. Why can't life always mimic a charming Pixar movie?

By Mar. 7, 2011