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.
Engineers at UC San Diego are working to try to better forecast hurricanes by releasing swarms of sensor-laden helium balloons right into the storms.
We came across a video of a 60-foot-long helium balloon robot arm that you just have to see to believe. It is the real-life version of War of the Worlds.
One of the biggest challenges in making a robot walk seems to be keeping it from falling down all the time. But, a walking helium balloon robot?
A new study out of Japan suggests that elevated levels of groundwater helium may serve as an indicator of a looming earthquake.