Category Archives: New technology

NASA Launches A New Planet-hunting Telescope Using A Giant Balloon

A new telescope will seek out planets that resemble Earth from a height of around 125,000 feet, using special optical technology that will filter out light from the stars they orbit to provide a better view. The telescope is the … Continue reading

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Detecting Gravitational Waves From The Early Universe With The Help Of Helium

NASA’s upcoming balloon-borne gravitational wave observatory uses new sub-Kelvin cooling technique to achieve its required sensitivity. NASA’s Primordial Inflation Polarization Explorer (PIPER) is a balloon-borne observatory for measuring gravitational waves from the cosmic microwave background, evidence of the early universe’s … Continue reading

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Linde, BASF Develop New Process To Recover Helium And CO2

Linde Engineering and BASF have developed a new process that combines treatment of natural gas for pipeline transportation with the simultaneous recovery of helium, liquid hydrocarbons, and purified carbon dioxide (CO2). A Linde high-efficient membrane plant Helium is commonly recovered … Continue reading

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Helium Researcher Interested In More Than Party Balloons

A University of Queensland PhD student is working on creating a simpler, more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technique to extract helium from the earth. UQ Chemical Engineering PhD student, Abdul Quader at BOC Darwin Abdul Quader says his research will … Continue reading

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BASF and Linde Plan To Bolster Helium Supplies

A process for separation from natural gas could augment output of the essential element Linde and BASF are launching a process to get helium out of natural gas destined for pipeline distribution. The technology could boost output of the element, … Continue reading

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