NASA says the planet nicknamed “Warm Neptune” has water and a hydrogen and helium atmosphere. But, how do you find helium 437 light years away?
It sounds like a villain of a nerdy superhero of the elements, but antihelium is a very real and very weird thing. And we keep finding it.
Every few years you’ll hear about a helium shortage and that the world is running out. One of the questions we hear is, “Can we make helium?”
A new technique developed by Talissa Altes, MD uses helium imaging to see how the treatment for cystic fibrosis is working in different patients.
It’s like blowing bubbles from the wand you remember, but helium bubbles rapidly shoot for the moon. And then fall back to Earth. Why?
Researchers from Curtin University in Australia have found a way to use helium dating to track where diamonds are trapped in underground rock.
You read that right. IBM scientists have managed to store one bit of data on a single atom. And they needed supercooled helium to do it.
Helium has long been known to be a stable, noble gas. New research claims it may not be. If it’s true, the periodic table as we know it may be rewritten.
Next time you’re bored at a party and want to take some kid’s money (kidding), bet said kid (still kidding) that you can pop a latex balloon using nothing but an orange peel and magic. Seal the deal by promising that you’ll never touch the balloon!
MIT researchers have been doing some incredible experiments with ultra-light graphene, which some believe could replace helium in balloons.