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Gastric band in a pill provides quick fix for ballooning weight

The Times (subscription) - May 17, 2017
Swallowing a “gastric band in a pill” leads to dramatic weight loss within weeks, a study has found. People who used the capsule balloon lost more than two stone over four months, enough for significant health improvements, without the need for an ...

Ballooning emails and unproductive meetings: where is it all going?

The Mandarin (registration) - May 18, 2017
We have heard of responses to ballooning inboxes as drastic as banning emails and the adoption of “no meeting” days. In looking at both solutions, it seems that although emails are a formidable competitor to meetings, individuals tend to choose email ...

Ballooning overtime prompts Austin City Council questions

KXAN.com - May 11, 2017
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The city is seeking a $3.5 million fund transfer to help pay ballooning Austin Fire Department overtime, and the financial maneuvering has council members asking city management for more details that can explain the costs. There are “a ...

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Ballooning books

Levels of Life

by: Julian Barnes

An NPR Best Book of the Year

In this elegant triptych of history, fiction, and memoir, Julian Barnes has written about ballooning and photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and tearing them apart; and enduring after the incomprehensible loss of a loved one. Powerfully rendered, exquisitely crafted in Barnes’s erudite style, this searing work confirms the author as an unparalleled magus of the heart.

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The Imagined Empire: Balloon Enlightenments in Revolutionary Europe

by: Mi Gyung Kim
The hot-air balloon, invented by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783, launched for the second time just days before the Treaty of Paris would end the American Revolutionary War. The ascent in Paris—a technological marvel witnessed by a diverse crowd that included Benjamin Franklin—highlighted celebrations of French military victory against Britain and ignited a balloon mania that swept across Europe at the end of the Enlightenment. This popular frenzy for balloon experiments, which attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators, fundamentally altered the once elite audience for science by bringing aristocrats and commoners together.
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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air: An Unconventional History of Ballooning

by: Richard Holmes
**Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013**
**The New Republic Best Books of 2013**
**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)**

In a dazzling fusion of history, art, science, and biography, Falling Upwards resurrects the daring men and women who first risked their lives to take to the air in balloons.

Richard Holmes gives us another of his unforgettable portraits of human endeavor, recklessness, and vision, weaving together exhilarating accounts of early balloon rivalries, pioneering ascents over Victorian cities, and astonishing long-distance voyages.
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Scientific Ballooning: Technology and Applications of Exploration Balloons Floating in the Stratosphere and the Atmospheres of Other Planets

by: Nobuyuki Yajima, Naoki Izutsu, Takeshi Imamura, Toyoo Abe

The aim of this book is to introduce scientific ballooning to the many people who are interested in the use of balloons for scientific applications. The book offers a basic understanding of the engineering details and the scientific research giving rise to balloon activities going on today. Above all, the book will serve as a guidebook for young scientists and researchers seeking to become involved in space science and technology by participating in balloon projects. The book deals with three types of balloons: large stratospheric balloons used for scientific purposes, rubber balloons used for aerological observations, and planetary balloons to be used in the atmospheres of other planets.
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Ballooning Over Everest (1991)

In 1991, in a field near the Nepalese hamlet of Gokyo, four men climbed into two fragile wicker baskets and poured flame into their hot air balloons. They were to ...

Just another day in Ballooning Paradise

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High Altitude Hot Air Ballooning to Flight Level 200 (20.000 feet)

High Altitude Hot Air Ballooning to Flight Level 200 / 20.000 Feet. Above Zealand, Denmark. Same height as Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Ballooning (Kangaroo) plane...Avoid this if you are a pilot..(Iceland).

A bouncing, ballooning aircraft in Isafjordur Airport(BIIS), Iceland, Cessna 172, Video by Jainie Cowham..

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