Team flies house with balloons in real-life version of Up!

A team of scientists and engineers has succeeded in reproducing the wonderful flying house from the movie Up!, by attaching hundreds of helium balloons to a sixteen-foot-square mock-up of the building.

Balloon stunt blows up in game developer's face

A PR stunt went badly wrong for games developer THQ this week when a mass balloon release caused outrage amongst environmentalists.

Robotic gripper made from coffee and balloons

For years, robotics engineers have worked on creating robot hands that can grip like the real thing. But it turns out that all they needed was some ground coffee and a party balloon.