So many giant helium balloons float down the city streets in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, you’d think things would go wrong sometimes. They do. A lot.
We all watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade® to see what big helium balloon character will float down the block next, but how did the tradition even come to be?
Fully filled with helium, the world’s largest aircraft has lifted off for the first time at its hangar in Cardington, Bedfordshire.
From flying Camaros to perfectly choreographed floating orb displays, a company in Germany is doing otherworldly things with helium and propellers.
You don’t really hear about it in the U.S., but there is a moon race going on right now and it’s all centered around mining helium-3.
A few weeks ago, China quietly launched a solar-powered, near-space helium airship that can cruise at a height of 12 miles for as long as six months.
As the wind industry races to build taller turbines to reach stronger winds, a new helium wind turbine could not only win that race, but render it obsolete.
Helium is a finite resource on Earth, but the sun mass produces the stuff. Through an idea called stellar lifting, we might one day extract helium from the sun.
Could leaking helium be the warning system we’ve been searching for when it comes to predicting volcanic activity?
Forget solar panels. Inventor Joseph Cory has designed a way to grab energy right out of the sky using solar helium balloons and a helium tank.