Imagine, something the size of a pea worth $5 million. That’s the value of helium-3 and while it’s rare on Earth, the moon is full of it. Why do you care?
Astronomers are using helium-filled hard drives to capture the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole – a feat that proved impossible with regular drives.
If you have cash on you, you’re have cocaine on you. That’s what new research that uses a special helium-based testing technology suggests.
They might be commonplace for most of us, but when you learn what goes into the making of latex balloons, you’ll never look at them the same again.
Using nothing but helium and foam, helium clouds are becoming a popular promotional tool and a lucrative tourist attraction.
To most, helium is synonymous with balloons. One of its biggest uses though is actually to prevent things from blowing up, and that is one of the reasons why we use helium for welding.
There are some articles and videos circling the web that promote how to make your own helium for filling balloons. But can you make your own helium at home? Let’s get the facts straight.
Google’s “Project Loon” could bring Internet access to people across the globe that have never logged on before, and the entire operation depends primarily on helium balloons.
Helium balloon fishing is a pretty unique style of fishing that you will only find in a few corners of the globe. In this video, these two Florida captains demonstrate helium balloon fishing for sailfish, mackerel, and more.
When we think of uses for helium, most everyone immediately thinks of party balloons, blimps, and high-pitched voices. However, the uses for helium go far beyond just a few novelties. (Never inhale helium, by the way. It can kill you.) In fact, without helium, we may have never had our supermarket checkouts, iPhones, or even the ability to detect tricky cancers.
Below are the different uses for helium that you probably didn’t know existed.