Monthly Archives: October 2019

GAWDA Annual Convention Recap Part Two: Helium Shortage Set To Ease In 2020

Helium expert Phil Kornbluth told the GAWDA (Gases and Welders Distributors Association) 2019 Annual Convention that the current helium shortage should begin to ease late next year. Kornbluth, President of Kornbluth Helium Consulting and a member of the gasworld Editorial … Continue reading

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NASA Launches A New Planet-hunting Telescope Using A Giant Balloon

A new telescope will seek out planets that resemble Earth from a height of around 125,000 feet, using special optical technology that will filter out light from the stars they orbit to provide a better view. The telescope is the … Continue reading

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My Favourite Nobel Prize: Opening A New Chapter In Low-temperature Physics

With the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics due to be announced on Tuesday 8 October, Physics World journalists pick their favourite Nobel awards from the past. Here Michael Banks argues the case for the 1913 prize for liquifying helium Cold … Continue reading

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Moon Habitat City Concept Shows How Humans Could Live A Comfortable life

When you picture a house on the moon, do you imagine an Ad Astra-style theme park with many of the comforts of modern life, or a barren-yet-functional habitat? For professor Lewis Dartnell, the answer may lie somewhere between the two. … Continue reading

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Scottish Noble Gas Chemist William Ramsay Honoured By Google

William Ramsay, a Scottish chemist who discovered the Nobel Gasses KRYPTON, argon, neon and xenon – not so much the gases but the man who discovered them, Sir William Ramsay, a Nobel Prize-winning Scottish scientist, who was remembered in a … Continue reading

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