Monthly Archives: July 2018

Helium Auction Canceled; Federal Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order

Order filed in response to complaint against the Bureau of Land Management A temporary restraining order granted by a federal judge yesterday has canceled today’s planned helium auction. The order is in response to a civil complaint filed by Weil … Continue reading

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BLM Cancels FY 2019 Crude Helium Auction

The US Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) much anticipated FY 2019 Crude Helium Auction that had been scheduled to take place at 1:00 PM today (July 18th) in Amarillo, Texas was abruptly cancelled by the BLM just before 7:00 PM … Continue reading

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City Of Stirling To Investigate Ban On Helium Balloons

A BAN on the release of helium balloons could be on the horizon in the City of Stirling after councillors voted to investigate on Tuesday. Councillor Samantha Jenkinson, who moved the motion, said balloons caused environmental damage and killed birds … Continue reading

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Are Launches Of Helium Balloons Seeing Their Dying Days?

FILE – In this Friday, April 10, 2015, file photo, elementary school students release pink balloons for a classmate who died as her hearse drove past in Wayne, N.J. Efforts to ban balloon launches are facing fierce opposition from The … Continue reading

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Frictionless Flow In 2D Channels

Gases can permeate through 2D channels made from materials like graphene and boron nitride much faster than predicted by theory. The effect can be explained by “specular surface scattering”, which leads to frictionless flow, and it could be exploited in … Continue reading

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