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Not just Party City: Why helium shortages worry scientists and researchers
NBC News ^ | May 18, 2019 | Mary Pflum

Posted on 05/18/2019 12:23:47 PM PDT by EdnaMode

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To: EdnaMode

Not this sh@# again? As long as parents can keep paying for balloons for their kids, there is no shortage.


61 posted on 05/18/2019 4:47:32 PM PDT by fini
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To: Larry Lucido

And land on the north or south pole!

Excellent!

Would be using dog sleds or snowmobiles?


62 posted on 05/18/2019 5:08:41 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT ("The enemy has overrun us. We are blowing up everything. Vive la France!"Dien Bien Phu last message.)
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To: jmacusa

Er, no.

Not engineer possible.


63 posted on 05/18/2019 5:12:25 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (The democrats' national goal: One world social-communism under one world religion: Atheistic Islam.)
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To: Robert A Cook PE

So there is no way we humans can produce helium from hydrogen?


64 posted on 05/18/2019 5:29:52 PM PDT by jmacusa ("The more numerous the laws the more corrupt the government''.)
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To: IronJack

Gas chromatography and mass spectrometers use Helium as a carrier gas.
No Helium...No analytical results.


65 posted on 05/18/2019 5:47:37 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic, Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Vaquero

And Spags is next to Lizer. /WAAF


66 posted on 05/18/2019 5:55:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (#Dregs #DeplorableMe #BitterClinger #HillNO! #cishet #MyPresident #MAGA #Winning #covfefe #BuildIt)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
I suspect there's plenty of helium available in the world for those uses.

If I recall my college Organic Analysis classes, we used argon as the inert carrier for GC and mass spec.

67 posted on 05/18/2019 5:56:10 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: FredZarguna

It makes one talk funny, too.


68 posted on 05/18/2019 5:57:35 PM PDT by GingisK
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69 posted on 05/18/2019 6:16:20 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: jmacusa

Certainly.

Fusion nuclear reactions.

H bombs make an ounce or so with every city blown up. But that is is open air, so it too goes up and diffuses intI space. If fusion reactors ever work, we will get pounds per week per reactor.


70 posted on 05/18/2019 6:31:03 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (The democrats' national goal: One world social-communism under one world religion: Atheistic Islam.)
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To: Robert A Cook PE
I thought as much. I'm not a chemist or a scientist but I know we can synthesize just about any chemical compound. I am a (very) amateur backyard astronomer. Just a little while ago I was observing the Moon. Focusing on the crater Tycho. Amazing. 51 miles across , over 15,000 feet deep and the youngest crater on the Moon. Nice view until the guy next door put his big back porch light on.
71 posted on 05/18/2019 6:41:25 PM PDT by jmacusa ("The more numerous the laws the more corrupt the government''.)
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To: EdnaMode

Party City could always switch to hydrogen. Kids’ parties would be way more interesting.

Helium has been one of the primary shielding gases used in welding. Lots of fabrication now done with argon instead because of the ongoing helium shortage.


72 posted on 05/18/2019 9:01:46 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: EdnaMode

When aren’t scientists concerned about their made up crap? The only thing that really scares them is government getting smart and cutting off their funds for their made up crap!


73 posted on 05/18/2019 9:16:46 PM PDT by Bommer (Help 2ndDivisionVet - https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=category&term=married-recent-amputeca)
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To: IronJack

The CEO, Ukrainian Pasternak...is a Biden donor/bundler:

The Flying Luxury Hotel
Popular Science ^ | 3/08/2006 | Joshua Tompkins
Posted on 3/8/2006, 1:48:59 PM by Dallas59
https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1592535/posts
.... Unlike its dirigible ancestors, the Aeroscraft is not lighter than air. Its 14 million cubic feet of helium hoist only two thirds of the craft’s weight. The rigid and surprisingly aerodynamic body—driven by huge rearward propellers—generates enough additional lift to keep the behemoth and its 400-ton payload aloft while cruising. During takeoff and landing, six turbofan jet engines push the ship up or ease its descent.
This two-football-fields-long concept airship is the brainchild of Igor Pasternak, whose privately-funded California firm, Worldwide Aeros Corporation, is in the early stages of developing a prototype and expects to have one completed by 2010. Pasternak says several cruise ship companies have expressed interest in the project, and for good reason: The craft would have a range of several thousand miles and, with an estimated top speed of 174 mph, could traverse the continental U.S. in about 18 hours. During the flight, passengers would peer at national landmarks just 8,000 feet below or, if they weren’t captivated by the view, the cavernous interior would easily accommodate such amenities as luxury staterooms, restaurants, even a casino.
To minimize noise, the aft-mounted propellers will be electric, powered by a renewable source such as hydrogen fuel cells...


74 posted on 11/26/2019 11:53:26 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Ken522

Maybe that’s why Hillary’s aide who runs Blackivy invested there...


75 posted on 11/26/2019 11:55:57 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: FredZarguna; Fedora

Helium and Biden’s [maybe McCain’s?] buddy Igor Pasternak Worldwide Aeros blimp bump... does Ukraine have big helium reserves?


76 posted on 11/27/2019 12:05:36 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Bommer

Maybe these reports are intended to manipulate the prices whenever this stuff is auctioned


77 posted on 11/27/2019 12:16:38 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: EdnaMode

Bookmark


78 posted on 11/27/2019 12:21:34 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS!)
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To: piasa
It doesn't look like it: Distribution of helium production worldwide as of 2016, by country
79 posted on 11/27/2019 12:57:36 PM PST by Fedora
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