politics
2019’s Next Protest Blimp is Inevitably Boris Johnson

The one-man political Hindenberg that is Boris Johnson is the target of come-lately satirists who've stolen someone else's idea, with a funding plea underway to raise enough money to build a blimp of the already grossly over-inflated and fit-to-burst potential next prime minister. Read More >>

transport
Shropshire Has a Nine-Storey Inflatable Aircraft Hangar

20,000 volunteers have been blowing into tubes for a fortnight in Oswestry, as the largest inflatable building ever to have been created begins to inflate. Actually they used 40 generators and pumps, seeing as it's a ridiculously massive structure. Read More >>

drones
Giant Delivery Blimp Sucks Stuff Up and Then Poops It Out

It’s inevitable that one day drones will be tasked with handling deliveries, but instead of sending an expensive autonomous robot out into the world with a package in tow, Festo suggests a helium-filled blimp might be a safer and cheaper way to go. Read More >>

drones
Ohio’s Using a Drone to Spy on Prisoners (and Their Smuggling Friends)

Ever heard of the Panopticon? It's a type of prison design that enables a single watchman to see everyone. Now, Ohio is experimenting with an interesting twist on that idea by putting the watchman in the sky with an infrared camera. Read More >>

monster machines
These High-Flying Drones Almost Hit Satellite Status

Low earth orbit is becoming increasingly crowded with satellite traffic and, as Gravity showed us, increasingly treacherous. So rather than try to squeeze yet another spacecraft into the mix, a French consortium has begun development on a super-high altitude, autonomous dirigible that will skim along the edge of the stratosphere. Read More >>

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gaming
You Can Now Pre-Order GTA V and Bag Yourself the Keys to a Blimp

You can finally pre-order GTA V in standard, special, and the all-singing, all-dancing collectors edition, complete with blueprint map, cap, a key, bag, fancy steelbook case and box, plus oodles of extra in-game stuff, including the keys to the Atomic Blip so you can fly that sucker over Los Santos. Read More >>

toys
It’s Completely Safe to Crash This Fake RC Blimp In Your Living Room

Taking a few notes from the Hindenburg disaster, China's Amax Toys has created what appears to be a remote control flying zeppelin letting you recreate the glory days air travel. But upon closer examination, it's actually a dual-rotor RC helicopter with a rollcage designed to only look like a blimp. Read More >>

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This DIY LEGO Drone Blimp Could Be Watching You From The Sky

If you thought that private, LEGO surveillance blimps were something from some kind of bizarre steampunk dystopia, you'd only be half-right. Two endeavouring LEGO tinkerers, Tyler Westmoreland and Chris Shepard, have brought such a thing into being using nothing but Mindstorms and a couple of balloons. Read More >>

design
Zeppelins Make Their Comeback as Exotic Lighting

Whether or not the Hinderberg tragedy was to blame, blimps and zeppelins never really caught on as a popular form of travel. But as Italian designer Flaminio Bovino shows, they certainly make for a beautiful lighting accessory. Read More >>

science
Mammoth Turbine Blimp Takes Flight

We recently caught wind of the high-flying turbine blimps that could cut our energy costs by up to 65 per cent. Now we get to see a prototype of this glorious feat of human engineering in action. This is not science fiction; the future is here. Read More >>