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  • Huge Military Blimp Getting Ready To Fly And Spy

    Huge Military Blimp Getting Ready To Fly And Spy

    Call me unimaginative, but I always thought blimps were best suited for sporting events and alternate history fiction. The US military would beg to differ, if this pearly-white behemoth is any indication. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Blue Devil Block 2, a floating surveillance platform that could soon appear at war-torn combat zones the world over. Read More

  • The Return Of The Blimp . . . As A Green Cargo Carrier

    The Return Of The Blimp . . . As A Green Cargo Carrier

    It’s not news that cargo planes aren’t the greenest way to transport heavy loads, but some companies are working on other ways to send goods through the air. Could blimps make a comeback as a greener cargo carrier? Speaking to an audience at the World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford, England, scientist David King recently predicted that helium-powered ships could… Read More

  • DIY tiny helicopter-powered blimp

    DIY tiny helicopter-powered blimp

    Those tiny foam helicopters are nigh impossible to control; I broke one by crashing it into a bookcase last summer. A project at Make remedies this, and teaches you, reader, how to construct your own, easy-to-fly blimp of sorts. You’ll need two of those helicopters, wizzzzadrrrrry, something called a dowel and some actual skill. Having none, I’ll pass. Best done while not fighting… Read More