Supersonic skydiver's records confirmed
Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke three world records when he jumped from the edge of space in October, the World Air Sports Federation confirmed on Friday.
Super-TIGER balloon breaks records while collecting data
(Phys.org)—A large NASA science balloon has broken two flight duration records while flying over Antarctica carrying an instrument that detected 50 million cosmic rays.
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.
Research team discovers third type of volcanic eruption
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 ...
NASA's cure for a common phobia
NASA has found a cure for a common phobia—the fear of asking "stupid" questions. It's not a pill. No therapy is required. The cure is a rubber chicken.
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.
Skydiver aims to jump from 23 miles, go supersonic (Update 2)
"Fearless Felix" Baumgartner has jumped 2,500 times from planes and helicopters, as well as some of the highest landmarks and skyscrapers on the planet - the Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro, ...
Flexible paper robots
(PhysOrg.com) -- These inexpensive robots can stretch, bend and twist under control, and lift objects up to 120 times their own weight. Being soft, they can apply gentle and even pressure, and adapt to varied ...
Toronto teens send Lego man into space: video
A video posted on YouTube Wednesday appeared to show the amazing voyage of a Lego man sent into space on a homemade spacecraft by two Toronto students.
Searching for balloons in a social network
In December 2009, 10 red weather balloons were launched from locations throughout the United States. The projects aim: testing the mettle of social media.
SPICE geoengineering project delayed due to critics issues
British team set to field test gigantic balloon and water hose geo-engineering experiment
Giant Swedish space balloon fizzes out: space center
Swedish scientists were forced to halt a ground-breaking project Thursday to test the impact of stars when a balloon carrying an X-ray telescope began leaking helium, a space centre said Thursday.