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What If There Was a Better Way to Reach Space?

José Mariano López-Urdiales | Posted 01.05.2016 | Technology
José Mariano López-Urdiales

Some say that fundamental advances in technology have stalled since the end of the Cold War. In the words of Buzz Aldrin: "You Promised Me Mars Colonies. Instead, I Got facebook." However, progress need not hinge only on power politics. As a species we have to learn how to continue inventing while reducing our reliance on military research.

Kenny Werner Trio Explores the Melody

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 11.25.2015 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

On Werner's latest The Melody, he is joined in perfect harmony by Johannes Weidenmueller on bass and Ari Hoenig on drums and between the three of them they create an exquisite exploration of what it is to be enraptured by melody in its many enduring forms.

Slo-Mo Video Reveals The Bizarre Way Balloons Burst

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.20.2015 | Science

The bursting of a balloon is more complicated, and beautiful, than you might think. A new slow-mo video made by scientists at the ...

Dealing With Phobias: Spiders, Snakes and Balloons

Tim Ward | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tim Ward

A woman I know turned down a career-making assignment in South Africa. It's not that she didn't want to relocate her family. It's that she was afraid ...

When Balloons Invade The Urban Landscape, Everybody Wins

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.06.2015 | Arts

White, weightless orbs burst from windows, gush from basketball hoops, surge from half open doors and hover in empty forests. It's an invasion of the ...

Balloon Artist Turns Passion Into Profession

HooplaHa | Posted 04.08.2015 | Good News

What do you think of when you see a balloon animal? Does it make you smile? Have you ever imagined someone would be able to twist and turn their way into making balloon art a profession? Meet Holly Hopper, a balloon artist from San Antonio, Texas.

Man Floats In Sky Tied To 90 Balloons, Channels Iconic 'Up' Scene

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.18.2015 | Good News

It turns out that floating into the sky with the help of balloons isn't just something that happens in the movies. Erik Roner, a professional skier...

Joy From A Simple, 10-Cent Balloon

AlzLIVE | Posted 03.16.2015 | Fifty

Often, we think we know what's right for our loved one with Alzheimer's, but they are not the person they used to be.

Macy's Brings Its Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Down to Florida

Jim Hill | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Every year, after Santa's 60 foot-long sleigh float rolls up in front of Macy's Herald Square store on Thanksgiving morning, 50 million television vie...

Faithful Shopper: Happy Halloween

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.24.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Okay, the big day is here, and you're still figuring out your - or your child's -- costume for the evening's festivities. Fortunately thanks to all ou...

A Tour of the Future in Hong Kong

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Names of cities are not just collections of letters. When you read "Rome" or hear "Hanoi" you get a firecracker flash. A row of mental lightbulbs pops on, you see a private marquee picture of the place, and then, when you think of something else, it's gone.

WATCH: Cluster Balloonist Calls It Quits

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | Science

YORK HARBOUR, Newfoundland -- A balloonist who tried to cross the Atlantic Ocean using hundreds of helium-filled balloons is heading home after landin...

You Won't Believe What This Balloon Artist Creates

Posted 09.04.2013 | Comedy

Balloon wizard Jeff Wright creates a masterpiece that is by far the most intricate comic book-themed balloon costume we've ever seen. (via Tasteful...

The Most Awesome Inflatable Art

Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts

There's something playful about anything inflatable. Blown-up objects remind us of a birthday party balloon animals, childhood bounce houses and bubbl...

LOOK: You'll Never Believe What's Inside This Balloon

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 05.23.2013 | Weddings

Most men get ready to propose to their girlfriends by putting on a nice outfit and making sure the ring is tucked into their pocket. Vancouver circus ...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrat: 'Imagine A World Without Balloons' (VIDEO) | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was weird enough that the House spent days debating a bill about helium. But then came Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), who gave a floor sp...

Up, Up And Away! 12 Ways To Incorporate Balloons Into Your Big Day

Kellee Khalil | Posted 04.21.2013 | Weddings
Kellee Khalil

But just because they may remind you of a childhood birthday party, rest assured that there are plenty of sophisticated ways to do balloons at your wedding.

Gerry Smith

Next Hurricane, Drones And Balloons Could Beam Wi-Fi From The Sky | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.16.2012 | Technology

Call it Wi-Fi from the sky. As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, power outages wreaked havoc on telecommunications networks, knocking out wir...

See An Incredible Bridge Float In The Sky!

designboom | Posted 01.07.2013 | Arts

'Pont de Singe by Olivier Grossetête Image © Wilf French installation artist Olivier Grossetête's work 'Pont de Singe' conjures ideas of dreaml...

PHOTOS: A Guide To America's Oddest 'Capitals Of The World'

Posted 09.06.2012 | Travel

Washington D.C. is frequently discussed with scorn by the career politicians who spend most of the year in Georgetown brownstones. This is what Americ...

The Ultimate Argument For Keeping Old Balloons

Posted 07.10.2012 | Parents

When it comes to communicating with parents, some kids have no qualms about putting their grievances in writing. The resulting notes -- often slightly...

PHOTOS: Macy's Parade Floats Come To Life

Posted 11.23.2011 | New York

To see more great photography visit HuffPost Exposure. ...

PHOTOS: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats Through The Years

Posted 11.21.2011 | New York

The 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin November 24, 2011 at 9 a.m. Can't wait that long? Then take a look at some of your favorite ...

Sometimes the Art Matters... Even More Than Kim Kardashian

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
Yazmany Arboleda

2011-11-09-Screenshot20111109at2.03.06PM.jpg For one morning, bright yellow balloons changed some commuters' moods in the heart of Kenya's capital city.

Countering Grenades With Balloons In Kenya

AP | By TOM ODULA | Posted 01.07.2012 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- A U.S. artist handed out thousands of yellow balloons to Nairobi's blue-collar commuters Monday, igniting broad smiles among Kenyans...