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NORAD loses surveillance blimp, F-16s scrambled to intercept [UPDATE]

NORAD has gone and lost itself a very, very large blimp after a tether snapped. It's currently floating through the skies northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Colorado DOT test slightly terrifying traffic blimp

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently tested a traffic blimp over Denver to keep a high-altitude eye on interstates in the Mile-High City. The device is tethered to the ground, but officials get a much more complete view of what's happening on the road.

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Goodyear blimp gondola heads for museum

Goodyear is donating a 33-year-old gondola that's served under three airships, flown over three Super Bowls and won a Guinness World Record, to the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Ford blimp crashes inside Portland Trail Blazers arena

Portland basketball fans got a free, very safe recreation of the Hindenburg disaster when a Ford airship crashed into the stands during a game between the Trail Blazers and Indiana Pacers. Reportedly no one was hurt, but arena staff trying to push the inflatable vehicle through a hole it was too big for, made for some fantastic video and photos.

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Goodyear launches massive new blimp, needs your help naming it [w/videos]

Goodyear has announced that it has completed construction on an all-new blimp, and it's asking for your help in naming the thing.

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Goodyear replacing fleet of blimps with zeppelins

Say goodbye to the old fleet of Goodyear blimps and hello to the new fleet, which has started construction – only this time the "blimps" are actually zeppelins, or semi-rigid airships with framework (aluminum and carbon fiber in this case) to support their structure, engines and gas-filled envelop that generates lift. Goodyear, however, will still call them blimps.

Electricity from MARS

One of the things you'll hear critics of renewable energy often say is that the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow. But of course we know that isn't the case. If you go high enough from the earth's surface, the sun never stops shining and though no one has seen it, the wind is always blowing. We've talked about beaming the solar energy to