Swiss team unveil pioneering solar plane
Round-the-world balloooning pioneer Bertrand Piccard unveiled his solar-powered aircraft in Switzerland on Friday, ready for another trend-setting circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun.
Father and son send iPhone and HD camera into stratosphere (w/ Video)
Northwestern research team turns theory of static electricity on its head
A bubbling ball of gas (w/ Video)
The Sun is a bubbling mass. Packages of gas rise and sink, lending the sun its grainy surface structure, its granulation. Dark spots appear and disappear, clouds of matter dart up - and behind the whole thing ...
MIT Student Takes Pictures from Space on Less Than $150 (w/ Video)
SkyLifter airship may one day carry buildings (w/ Video)
Austrian daredevil succeeds in space jump (LIVE webcast)
Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner made a record-breaking leap from the edge of space Sunday, landing safely in the New Mexico desert after freefalling from more than 24 miles above the Earth.
Tropical zone expanding due to climate change: study
Climate change is rapidly expanding the size of the world's tropical zone, threatening to bring disease and drought to heavily populated areas, an Australian study has found.
Up, Up and Away with Aerobots
Unmanned blimps or balloons flying for thousands of kilometers could offer a bird’s eye view of planets and moons.
Robot Armada Might Scale New Worlds
(PhysOrg.com) -- An armada of robots may one day fly above the mountain tops of Saturn's moon Titan, cross its vast dunes and sail in its liquid lakes.
High-tech cargo airship being built in California (Update)
The massive blimp-like aircraft flies but just barely, hovering only a dozen feet off a military hangar floor during flight testing south of Los Angeles.
British team set to field test gigantic balloon and water hose geo-engineering experiment
Super-tiger backgrounder: The case of the cosmic rays
(Phys.org)—Grade-school science teachers sometimes hand out "mystery boxes" containing ramps, barriers and a loose marble. By rotating the boxes and feeling the marble hang up or drop, the students try ...
Zinc: The perfect material for bioabsorbable stents?
(Phys.org) —In 2012, more than 3 million people had stents inserted in their coronary arteries. These tiny mesh tubes prop open blood vessels healing from procedures like a balloon angioplasty, which widens ...