Monthly Archives: September 2019

New Method For Detecting Quantum States Of Electrons

Quantum computing harnesses enigmatic properties of small particles to process complex information. But quantum systems are fragile and error-prone, and useful quantum computers have yet to come to fruition. Researchers in the Quantum Dynamics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of … Continue reading

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MR Solutions’ Liquid Helium Free PET-MRI System Firmly on The Agenda at WMIC

MR Solutions’ latest liquid helium free PET-MR preclinical imaging system for the molecular research community was the subject of talks and papers on simultaneous PET-MR imaging at the World Molecular Imaging Congress held in Montreal in September. Combined PET-MR imaging … Continue reading

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Earth Notes: Arizona’s Helium Boom

Helium exploration equipment Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe. But here on Earth it’s in much shorter supply. As demand has increased, companies have aggressively ramped up helium exploration in the U.S.—including northern Arizona. Beyond making … Continue reading

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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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Global helium Shortages Could Be Good News For Companies Such As Georgina Energy

Prices of the element, which is used to cool MRI scanners and make semiconductors, have risen around 50% year-on-year amid a tightening supply An ongoing shortage of helium, with prices of the gas rising around 135% to US$0.28 per cubic … Continue reading

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