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Helium Microscope Allows Scientists To Get A True Picture

Professor Paul Dastoor and Dr Andrew Jardine, along with Life Fellow Dr William Allison and several Fitzwilliam College students, have invented a new microscope that takes images using helium atoms instead of light. The Fitzwilliam College Fellows explain why. Professor … Continue reading

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Helium Shortage: ‘Prices Just Keep Going Up And Up

If you want to buy a helium-filled balloon for a celebration, then it’s likely you’ll be paying a bit more for the privilege. “Prices just keep going up and up,” says Steve Durnford, director of family business Balloons of London. … Continue reading

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Helium Balloons! So Festive. So Awful for the Environment.

Nebraska Cornhusker fans release red balloons after the first score against the Arkansas State Red Wolves in a 2017 football game at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. Americans spent more than $130 million on balloons last year, according to market … Continue reading

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Helium: What Should Canada Do?

A global helium shortage has created a crisis for scientists across Canada. Chemists and other researchers depend on this unique element to cool superconducting magnets to 4.2K for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments and certain low-temperature studies. However, helium supplies … Continue reading

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Helium Shortage Leads World to Reconsider Applications, Procedures for Efficient Use

The global market is facing its third shortage of helium. Beginning in the spring of 2018, a series of planned and unplanned outages affected global access to supply. While many may immediately think this means party balloons are at the … Continue reading

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