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July 25, 2013

 

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Could You Actually Float Your House Away Using Helium Balloons?

A baby grabs the string of a single helium balloon and floats right out of its baby carriage. Why can't people really float into the air using helium balloons?

November 21, 2011

 

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Heavy Air

Here's an odd-seeming question. Does air weigh anything?

July 22, 2010

 

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Driving Under Pressure: What Happens When You Stop Suddenly

What happens to helium balloons in a car when the car stops suddenly?

October 17, 2007

 

Pink Balloon

Helium Balloons

Helium balloons fly because they're lighter than air. As you walk through air, it's natural to think of air as weighing nothing, though that is not the case.

March 31, 2005

 

Driving Under Pressure

As your car rapidly decelerates, you feel yourself pushed up against the wheel. Why? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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