Category Archives: Helium shortage

There Is A World-Wide Shortage Of Helium

The world risks running out of helium, which would have enormous impacts on medical imaging and scientific research. Pixabay Go into your neighborhood party store for some helium filled balloons, and there’s a good chance they’ll be out of helium. … Continue reading

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Helium, A Pending Disaster That No One Is Talking About

Unless we’re spending time under water or in outer space, we kind of take oxygen for granted. It’s literally everywhere, completely surrounding us. And it’s quite renewable, as long as we fill our environment with plants and carbon dioxide. But … Continue reading

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Party Stores Struggle To Stay Afloat During Helium Shortage

A helium shortage that’s been years in the making has local party businesses hurting for the natural gas. The element is used for a lot more than just party balloons, which is increasing demand for a dwindling supply. Balloon Emporium … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Elements: Helium’s Crucial Role In Physics

Which is your favourite chemical element? To mark the International Year of the Periodic Table, our science journalists will be arguing for their pick from the 118 known elements. In this instalment, Michael Banks highlights how helium leads to great … Continue reading

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Humanity Is Thoughtlessly Wasting An Essential, Non-Renewable Resource: Helium

The most common use of helium in the world is to fill single-use balloons with it, as demonstrated by the vendors shown here in Warsaw, Poland. There is a global helium shortage, and every single act of wastefulness such as … Continue reading

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