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  • Allurion offers gastric bypass surgery in a pill

    Allurion offers gastric bypass surgery in a pill

    Just swallow a pill and it expands into a balloon in your stomach so you don’t feel hungry. No gastric bypass, no surgery required. Sounds magical, but Boston-based Allurion has created the only non-invasive gastric balloon for obesity. Gastric balloons are nothing new, but you usually need anesthesia and a doctor to insert them. That makes the whole process expensive and prohibitive… Read More

  • Arizona Votes To Build Spaceport For Space Ballooning

    Arizona Votes To Build Spaceport For Space Ballooning

    The high altitude balloon company World View Enterprises reached an important milestone today, when Arizona’s Pima County voted to award them a $14.5 million deal to build a spaceport. Jane Poynter, CEO of World View, told TechCrunch that this vote comes after a yearlong, nationwide search for a World View headquarters location. Read More

  • Tom Swift and the Silver Space Balloon or A Father's Lament


    I’ve purposely avoided watching much more about the Balloon Boy, Falcon Heene, simply because the story is so ludicrous on its face. When you boil it down, you have an odd family who built what amounts to a weather balloon in their back yard and then believed – and convinced the rest of the world – that their son flew off in said balloon, over the green vales of Denver… Read More