Monthly Archives: May 2019

Cryogenic Cluster Day 2019: Helium The Hot Topic

As a result of gradually diminishing helium production capacity, the lack of new helium capacity coming into the market and renewed growth in helium demand, the world is currently experiencing the third shortage of helium since 2006. Helium is an … 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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Exploration In Western Canada Could Hold The Answer To The Global Helium Shortage

The world is currently experiencing its third major helium shortage in the past 14 years, putting science and industry at risk. Helium is a key gas used in industries like space exploration, health care and technology. While everyone is familiar … 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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How The Helium Shortage Will Impact Your Healthcare

Don’t take the current shortage of helium lightly. Filling all those giant Hello Kitty balloons in your bedroom is not the only important use of helium. This element serves very important roles in healthcare, and it can be super-cool. That’s … Continue reading

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