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Scientists Launching Giant Balloons To Study Climate Change
2011-09-14 12:35:56

Scientists and engineers from the universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford are launching a gigantic helium balloon to investigate the feasibility of climate engineering.

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2011-07-07 13:42:22

The Swedish space center said Thursday that scientists were forced to stop building a project to test the impact of stars when a balloon carrying an X-ray telescope began leaking helium.

2011-05-25 08:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Five-year-old Caiden White's patriotic grin stood out from the crowd, beating out more than 1,500 entries nationwide to become this year's Balloon Time® "Put A Face On Fun" contest winner.

2010-09-29 08:00:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hot air balloon enthusiasts and novices alike will come together in joyful expectation as more than 500 balloons launch each morning in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the 39th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (http://www.BalloonFiesta.com).

2010-05-17 11:35:00

CHICAGO, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With the spring graduation season upon us and outdoor summer parties being planned, ComEd reminds customers to keep Mylar balloons tethered at all times.

2010-05-03 16:06:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A new adjustable intragastric balloon appears to help obese patients lose significant amounts of weight and could be more tolerable than traditional intragastric balloons which must be removed after six months.

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2010-04-29 10:28:31

A NASA science balloon crashed during a launch attempt in Australia today, possibly destroying its multimillion dollar payload, wrecking into a car, and nearly injuring spectators.

2009-10-02 08:35:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® "Mass Happiness," launching October 3-11, is bringing hot air balloonists and tourists from around the globe to Albuquerque, New Mexico (http://www.itsatrip.org).


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.