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Airship Profile Simulator

over at AirshipWorld, Andreas has created a new version of his airship profile simulator.  It’s only good for rotationally symetrical pressurized envelopes (...

The First Self-Blogging Aerostat?

I’ve recently gotten in touch with Chris Fries in Chicago through the Balloon_Sked mailing list for amateur near space balloon missions.  He’s not going to n...

Plant Something Edible This Year

…or meet someone who is. Not to sound like a kook, but farmers aren’t getting the loans they need to plant out all those amber waves of grain that our indust...

What the Butler Saw

In 1894 Herman Casler, a former engineer for Edison, brought to market a motion picture machine that avoided expensive and dangerously flammable nitrate film...