BALLOON

Art

Artist Jan Hakon Erichsen Explains His Balloon Popping/Pasta Breaking Instagram Videos

“You should really, really, not try this at home.”
Peter Slattery
2.6.19
clouds

These Electric Blue Clouds Are Made from Ice Crystals and Meteor Debris

NASA’s PMC Turbo mission captured new views of polar mesospheric clouds from a five-day balloon flight over the Arctic.
Becky Ferreira
9.21.18
boom

A Bomb Squad Blew Up a University Student Science Project

Encased in Styrofoam, the ozone-measuring instrument landed on Redwood Road in Castro Valley.
Becky Ferreira
8.8.18
Motherboard

Spiders Can Fly Thousands of Miles With Electric Power

For the first time, scientists have empirically verified electricity’s role in the ballooning abilities of spiders.
Becky Ferreira
7.5.18
climate change

Chemtrails conspiracy theorists are sending death threats to climate scientists

Scientists are about to test technology that could reduce global warming. But conspiracy theorists are sending them death threats.
Hilary Beaumont
11.22.17
taxidermy

Yang Maoyuan Turns Animal Hides into Surreal Balloon Taxidermy

The Beijing-based artist constructs controversial spherical sculptures.
Anna Marks
4.8.17
Art

Click On This Website to Blow Up Real Life Balloons

Pop balloons in a Dutch artist’s studio in real time with your clicks.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.4.16
Art

Artist Manipulates a Universe of Light and Sound with a Single Balloon

It's amazing what you can accomplish with just a balloon and an array of audiovisual sensors.
Beckett Mufson
4.30.15
Film

The True Story of Penn & Teller in Space

LA timelapse filmmaker Colin Rich explains the why the dubious duo seemed to be plummeting from the upper atmosphere.
The Creators Project
3.7.15
Design

We're One Step Closer to Visiting Space in Giant Air Balloons

The view from 102,200' is magnificent.
Beckett Mufson
2.25.15
Design

Please Build a Cloud City Over Venus

Move over, Mars: NASA may soon send platinum airships to the second rock from the Sun.
Beckett Mufson
12.22.14
japan

There's a Giant Face Floating Over Tokyo

Japanese art group Me searched North Tokyo to find the right local elder's face for 'The Day an Ojisan’s Face Floated in the Sky.'
Beckett Mufson
12.17.14
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