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How do crab spiders use their silk to fly?

Some spiders can catch onto breezes that send them flying across oceans and high up into the skies by ballooning—releasing “numerous strands of silk that they spin up to...

Liquid Printed Pneumatics: 3D printing stretchy silicone structures

Imagine 3D printing a balloon of sorts, a stretchy material that can expand or contract with the air that’s pumped into it. MIT’s Self-Assembly Laboratory, in collaboration with BMW,...

Oscar Oiwa draws 360° marker illustrations inside giant vinyl balloons

Drawing with markers inside giant inflatable vinyl balloons, multidisciplinary artist Oscar Oiwa creates black and white illustrations that surround observers. Above: Paradise, a 2018 Japan House São Paulo 360°...

MIT CSAIL’s robotic fish can independently swim with real fish

...water into two balloon-like chambers in the fish’s tail that operate like a set of pistons in an engine. As one chamber expands, it bends and flexes to one side;...

Only Slightly Exaggerated, a Studio Ghibli-style animation for Travel Oregon

Scored by the Oregon Symphony, Only Slightly Exaggerated is a fantastical tourism commercial created for Travel Oregon by Portland-based advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy. The video celebrates the...

“Balloons look really weird when they resonate.” – Steve Mould

What is the resonant frequency of a balloon? Steve Mould hooked up a balloon to a scientific vibration generator to find out. Resonating balloons look really odd...

An unexpected way to inflate a balloon – Numberphile

The kamifusen is a traditional Japanese paper (kami) balloon (fusen) toy that became popular in the 1890s and can still be found in a variety of designs or decorated...

How balloons are made – The Magic of Making

How are balloons made? In this video from The Magic of Making, a series of short films for kids created in partnership with with BBC Worldwide, we begin with...

A garden orb web spider weaves its web in time lapse

...million years ago. The uses include prey capture, prey immobilization, reproduction, dispersal for ballooning or kiting, a food source, nest lining and nest construction, guide lines, drop lines and anchor...

10 Ways to Change a Lightbulb

...case we had ca 12cm long sections, so notches were at 3cm and 9cm). With Papermáche: …as long as the doilies encompassed the entire balloon, they slowly pressed...

How to make a Hollow Mask Illusion

How do we perceive faces? With some balloons, newspaper, some paste for paper mâché, and paints, you can create a hollow mask that appears to follow you as you...

Un sedicesimo n°44, crushed plastic balloons on paper

Un sedicesimo n°44, colorful balloon layers created by crushing plastic bubbles onto white paper. Designer, digital media researcher, and teacher Lorenzo Bravi created these with a retro Italian plastic...

A tiny balloon-powered organ made from paper & cardboard

With the exception of a piece of plastic that allows a peek at its inner workings, and a large balloon that provides required wind through its pipes, this tiny...

A life-size T-Rex dinosaur made of balloons

This life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur is made from 1,400 balloons. Created by award-winning pro balloon ‘sculptor’ Mark Verge, it’s a recreation of his first place dinosaur at the 2007...

Upside Down & Inside Out – OK Go in zero-g

Filmed in one long take, thanks to 20 flights aboard a Russian S7 Airlines parabolic flight, stunt-video aficionados OK Go present Upside Down & Inside Out, all filmed...

Tiny engines made with paper

...working paper model from 2014. As seen above, the balloons provide compressed air to make them run. Next: Crafting a highly-detailed paper Boeing 777 jet airplane and...

How Google[x]’s Project Loon Tests Its Giant Internet Balloons

What if massive pumpkin-shaped balloons could bring internet access to rural and remote locations around the planet? Google[x], which also developed Google Glass and Google’s Driverless Car, has a...

Meet the Balloonatics – SciFri goes to Macy’s Parade Studio

How are Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons designed, calculated, fabricated, tested, and retested before they show up on the streets of Manhattan on Thanksgiving morning? From Science Friday in...

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