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2014-04-14 23:00:48

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Monroe Center Elementary School, 17500 Ill. Hwy. 72, in Monroe Center, Ill., on April 25 where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. CHICAGO (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Monroe Center Elementary School, 17500 Ill. Hwy. 72, in Monroe Center, Ill., on April 25 where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational...

2014-04-11 23:03:06

Dr. Michael Schwarz offers patients the minimally invasive Balloon Sinuplasty and reveals new responsive design website. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 For the millions of patients diagnosed with sinusitis every year, the Balloon Sinuplasty can be a life-changing procedure. Characterized by sinus pressure, facial swelling, headaches, and dental pain, Sinusitis can cause patients to feel run-down and overall unwell. The Balloon Sinuplasty offered by Dr. Michael Schwartz is a...

Project Loon Internet Balloon Circumnavigates Earth In 22 Days
2014-04-04 11:13:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Perhaps Jules Verne and his fictional character Phileas Fogg would be impressed. In the pages of the 1873 novel “Around the World in Eighty Days” Fogg barely circumnavigated the Earth in the time set by his friends at the Reform Club – but now one of Google’s Project Loon balloons, dubbed the Ibis-167, has managed the journey in just 22 days. Google unveiled the ambitious Project Loon last June, as a way to provide true...

2014-03-19 16:22:54

Austin's own Reckless Kelly to perform live after Saturday's balloon glow finale at Horseshoe Bay Resort's Jet Center HORSESHOE BAY, Texas, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 20 hot-air balloons from across America will converge at the second annual Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort on Easter weekend, April 18-20, at the AAA four-diamond Horseshoe Bay Resort. This year's festival will feature new activities including: historic war plane flyovers, powered parachutes and...

2014-02-27 23:34:54

As one of the most experienced online party supplies store, Party World's Partywedding.com is ready for upcoming 2014 graduations with party supplies and decorations, including banners, balloons, table and hanging decorations, tableware, and confetti to create the perfect celebration. Tacoma, WA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 "It’s not too early to begin planning for graduation celebrations, and Party World (partywedding.com) is ready with an extensive selection of graduation...

WASP Gives NASA's Planetary Scientists New Observation Platform
2014-02-09 08:10:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online High-altitude balloons have long been used by scientists who study the Earth, the sun and the stars to gain a better view of their targets by carrying their telescopes far into the stratosphere. For planetary scientists, however, this doesn't work, as they need a highly stable, off-the-shelf type system that could accurately point their instruments and then track planetary targets as they move around in the solar system. Such a...

2014-02-06 16:21:55

Metallic Balloons That Contact Electric Lines Can Cause Power Outages and Injuries SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day festivities taking place next week, many customers will celebrate with helium-filled metallic balloons. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to securely tie a weight to all metallic balloons containing helium to prevent them from floating away. Metallic balloons that contact overhead power lines can disrupt electric service...

BARREL Launches Science Balloons In Antarctica
2014-02-05 09:49:22

[ Watch The Video: BARREL Team Launching 20 Balloons ] Karen C. Fox - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. In the bright light of Antarctica's summer sun, a NASA mission launched its first 18 science balloons between Dec. 27, 2013, and Feb. 2, 2014. BARREL, or the Balloon Array for Radiation belt Relativistic Electron Losses, plans to launch 20 balloons in total to help unravel the mysterious radiation belts, two gigantic donuts of particles that surround Earth....

2014-01-06 23:25:12

ToKenya.com Inc., a leading provider of luxury African safaris, has announced it will help even more dreams come true in the New Year with the launch of a ground breaking balloon safari package at a record breaking low price cost. Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 The ultimate in adventurous experiences, the new balloon safaris from ToKenya.com is priced at just $349. Thought to be the lowest ever price for a ballooning safari experience in East Africa, the industry best fee...

Balloon Campaign In Antarctica Begins Its Second Year
2014-01-03 07:46:36

NASA The second year of an unprecedented balloon campaign in Antarctica has just begun. The NASA-funded mission – called the Balloon Array for Radiation belt Relativistic Electron Losses, or BARREL – is led by Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. The mission is unique, as it relies not on one gigantic balloon, but on many smaller ones, 20 in total. BARREL's job is to help unravel the mysterious radiation belts, two gigantic donuts of particles that surround Earth. The mission works in...