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Tiny engines made with paper

Behold engineer Aliaksei Zholner's working V8 engine, made entirely with paper (and he notes, "some scotch tape on valves to eliminate friction"). At 32 x 24 x 27 mm, it is tiny, as is this paper throttle: Zho...

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 team working on gian...

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 2011, visit the 'b...

How to make a DIY ‘drone’ with balloons & a fishing rod

How do you get a bird's eye view of the surrounding landscape when you don't have an quadcopter or drone? In this episode of Earth Unplugged, Sam Hume cobbles together his own 'drone' for less then £50 (around $76). S...

Lawnchair Larry – Songs For Extraordinary People

From Michael Hearst, in concert with his book Extraordinary People: A Semi-Comprehensive Guide to Some of the World's Most Fascinating Individuals, this is the 1982 tale of Larry Walters, aka Lawnchair Larry, who asce...

100,000 white balloons create clouds in Covent Garden

If you're going to be in London anytime before September 27, 2015, make your way to Covent Garden to see French artist Charles Pétillon's Heartbeat installation, an illuminated display of 100,000 giant white balloons ...

Rose the Boston Terrier plays with a balloon

Rose is one determined Boston Terrier. Watch her run the entire yard, making energetic jumps and a few impressive flips, to make sure that this balloon does. not. touch. the. ground. File under dogs, balloons, and pla...

How to make smoke rings with a simple DIY vortex cannon

If you're looking to make a simple vortex canon for shooting smoke rings across the room, you'll like this DIY video by Dave Hax. All you'll need is an empty plastic bottle, a balloon, and an incense stick, preferably...

The Electric Sausage: A static electricity demonstration

Perhaps you've experimented with static electricity by using a balloon, paper clippings, your hair, a pencil, a plastic bag, or a Van de Graaff Generator... but have you ever used a sausage to see static electricity i...

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2014 Time Lapse

Every year the city of Albuquerque hosts the largest hot air balloon event in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Each morning begins very early as a group of 6-12 hot air balloons known as Da...

How to make a hot air balloon – At-Bristol

What is a hot air balloon made of and how are they made? Find out as At-Bristol Science Centre's Ross Exton visits Cameron Balloons, one of the world's oldest hot air balloon manufacturers, to learn more about the mat...

Power of Optics: A light-powered Rube Goldberg machine

In this commercial for au Hikari, one of Japan’s high-speed optical internet service providers, a Rube Goldberg machine is "powered" by a single beam of light that travels via mirrors, magnifying glasses, and reflecti...

ExpeRimental: How to Make Balancing Sculptures

Physics! Engineering! Kinetic sculptures! Snacks! Learn about the science of stability (and instability) while making these delicious DIY balancing sculptures. In this episode of ExpeRimental, Ri's Director of Sci...

Dog – Nat Johnson

Dog, by British singer-songwriter Nat Johnson, animated by Fettle Animation. In the archives, more animated music videos.

Albuquerque’s 2013 Balloon Fiesta time lapsed

Watch this Roadtrippers time lapse video of Albuquerque’s 42nd annual International Balloon Fiesta, a nine day event where over 700 balloons take off into the sky. Full screen, HD-ready stuff.  Then watch more...

The Dark Art of Shadow Puppetry – Science Friday

Storytelling, shadows, and 3D viewing come together in this Science Friday report, Dark Art. Biology grad student Tom McDonagh tells of the first balloon trip across the English Channel in 1785, and how he and other p...

Maarten Koopman: Under My Hat

A clip of filmmaker Maarten Koopman’s Under My Hat.

An Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur sculpture made of balloons

Watch a time-lapse video of how a 20-foot balloon acrocanthosaurus is made. The Airigami team assembled the dinosaur and its ecosystem, including some plants and some crawly insects, at the Virginia Museum of Natural ...

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