Is helium flammable? Somehow, there is still some confusion on this topic. However, poor ongoing reporting may be at least partly to blame.
The fourth annual helium auction has concluded, bringing in a whopping $59,655,000 in revenue for the U.S. Treasury.
A group of scientists have reported that they created the first-ever helium supersolid, which is both liquid and solid and should be impossible.
If you or I or your cat entered a helium atmosphere, we’d be toast. However, there is one creature on Earth that can live in helium…
The explosion that blew the $260M SpaceX rocket off its launch pad this month was caused by a breach in the helium system. Or aliens. (Really.)
Creating a “fridge” that can turn extremely hot air into extremely cold air almost instantaneously isn’t rocket science. Oh wait… it is, actually.
Helium has many uses, from cooling MRI machines to finding leaks in ships, but there are many different grades of helium. Which is which? We break it down.
Put water in an unglazed ceramic bowl and it will be there tomorrow. Do the same with superfluid helium and it will go right through the bottom.
Check the weather report and you might find that there is a chance of rain this week. Check Saturn’s and you’ll find there is a chance of helium… helium rain.
After breaking free from a faulty strut, a helium tank shot up through the liquid oxygen core of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, ultimately causing it to explode just minutes into the June 28 launch.