Real-Life ‘Up’: Balloon Transports Entire Buildings


Skylifter demonstrating a lift.

It’s 500 feet across and can carry 700 times more weight than a heavy cargo helicopter – yet it’s based on technology that was developed in the early 20th century. An Australian firm could make Buckminster Fuller’s 90-year-old dream come true with ‘Skylifter‘, a disc-shaped airship that could be used to deliver entire buildings to remote locations…

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Man To Break Sound Barrier By Jumping From Edge of Space in 2010


Felix Baumgartner to jump from the edge of space

This man—looking as badass as Ed Harris in The Right Stuff—is Felix Baumgartner. He actually has The Right Stuff: The cojones to reach the edge of space in a weather balloon. Up to 120,000 feet—and then jump. Video and pic)


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Cool Liquid Nitrogen Videos


Dry ice vs. soap 

I’m sure we all still fondly remember sitting in our high school science classes, marvelling at how cool liquid nitrogen is. I mean, it freezes anything in seconds – what’s cooler than that? You’ll be surprised – in this week’s video selection we take a look at some of the even cooler things that you can do with liquid nitrogen!

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Solar Concentrator Is A Flying Power Plant

Solar Concentrator Is A Flying Power Plant 

Cool Earth’s Solar Balloon 

Cool Earth’s inflated solar concentrators may be the lightest power plants around. Looking like a biggie version of those shiny helium balloons you might see at someone’s birthday party, the concentrators weigh just 20 pounds and, tethered to lightweight aluminum towers, seem to float 20 feet off the ground gathering solar energy. Able to withstand winds up to 125 mph, the 8-foot-wide Mylar balloons are reflective on one side, and each one has its own lightweight tether.

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Angioplasty Through The Wrist

Angioplasty Through The Wrist 

 Angioplasty Balloon

The best path to a clogged heart may be through the wrist. About a million artery-clearing angioplasties are performed in the United States each year, and the usual route is to thread a tube to the heart through an artery in the groin.

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