Latex balloons filled with helium last between 12 to 48 hours, depending on the size of the balloons; if filled with Hi-Float they last about two to 14 days. Hi-Float is a liquid protective coating that is inserted into ... More »

The length of time that a helium balloon will float depends on many factors that include inflation level, temperature, size and material of the balloon and if it is sealed with a product like Hi-Float. For example, a lat... More » Science Chemistry

A common helium-filled latex balloon lasts from about 12 hours up to two days. However, the size, type of material, and presence of a sealant all affect the balloon's lifespan. The treatment and level of activity to whic... More »

Biodegradable water balloons can refer to latex balloons or to a new product made from calcium chloride and brown algae designed to replace water bottles. The latex balloon was invented by Neil Tillotson, and the first b... More » Hobbies & Games Toys

As of 2015, all modern airships, party balloons and many weather balloons are inflated using helium. Helium is a lighter-than-air gas that is relatively inert, especially in comparison to hydrogen, another gas that is so... More » Science Chemistry

At today's rate in 2015, the world will run out of helium in 25 to 30 years, and that means much more than losing birthday balloons. Helium is critical to operating medical equipment, electronics and even NASA technology... More » Science Chemistry

A few examples of how density applies to everyday life are in ship building, helium balloons, pipe design and the fact that ice floats on water. Density is defined as an object's mass per unit volume. More »