Helium

A Stripped Helium Star Solves The Massive Black Hole Mystery

Recently, a Chinese team of astronomers claimed to have discovered a black hole as massive as 70 solar masses, which, if confirmed, would severely challenge the current view of stellar evolution. Among those to take a closer look at the object were...
Related topics: Black Holes, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Gamma-ray Laser Moves A Step Closer To Reality

A physicist has performed calculations showing hollow spherical bubbles filled with a gas of positronium atoms are stable in liquid helium. The calculations take scientists a step closer to realizing a gamma-ray laser.
Related topics: Laser, Physics

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Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Might Be Grounded This Year - Find Out Why!

Every year, it’s an annual tradition to see various floats and balloons glide through New York City during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. However, this year, all 16 helium filled balloons may be grounded due to excessive sustained...
Related topics: Thanksgiving

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The Avc Helium Hotspot Discount Code

Last Thursday I wrote about the Helium launch in NYC and suggested that readers might want to purchase a Helium hotspot. Well, I have good news. AVC readers can buy a Helium hotspot with a discount. Here is how you do it. 1/ Go to the...

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Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Measurements Unveil Properties Of Cosmic Helium

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) collaboration, a large group of researchers from CERN and other institutes worldwide, has recently presented a series of precision measurements of the properties of cosmic Helium isotopes 3He and 4He. These...
Related topics: CERN

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This Startup Wants To Pay You—in Cryptocurrency—to Help Build Its Network

Helium’s peer-to-peer LongFi is optimized for internet-of-things devices that need just a little bandwidth. An internet-of-things connectivity startup called Helium has both buzzwords and boldface names going for it. But the business model...
Related topics: Startup

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Are Solar-powered Airships The Future Of Cargo Delivery?

A solar-powered airship built by a U.K.-based company could be a groundbreaking way to freight cargo internationally with lower emissions, and a big step towards a 100 percent renewable world.Varialift's airship will use helium gas to lift off,...

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Our Helium Hotspot

Back in June I wrote about a company we recently invested in called Helium. Helium is creating a decentralized low power and low bandwidth wireless network for the exploding number of smart devices out in the world. We got our hotspot...

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Lunar Elevator Could Trigger Moon Mining Race

Lunar Elevator Could Trigger Moon Mining Race Authored by Irina Slav via SafeHaven.com, Rare earth elements and helium are just some of the resources scientists believe are abundant on the Moon. The problem is how to get them here....
Related topics: Moon, Space

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Physicists Design An Experiment To Pin Down The Origin Of The Elements

Nearly all of the oxygen in our universe is forged in the bellies of massive stars like our sun. As these stars contract and burn, they set off thermonuclear reactions within their cores, where nuclei of carbon and helium can collide and fuse in a...
Related topics: Physics, Sun

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Report: Uber Spent $200k A Year On Balloons For Staff Anniversaries; Stickers To Be Used Instead

To cut back on costs, Uber is cutting helium balloons, which cost the company over $200,000 a year, a report says.       
Related topics: Anniversaries

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Anatomy Of A Cosmic Seagull

Colourful and wispy, this intriguing collection of objects is known as the Seagull Nebula, named for its resemblance to a gull in flight. Made up of dust, hydrogen, helium and traces of heavier elements, this region is the hot and energetic...
Related topics: Nebulas, Hydrogen

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Hubble Uncovers 'heavy Metal' Exoplanet Shaped Like A Football

Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph observations reveal magnesium and iron gas streaming from WASP-121b. These Hubble PanCET survey findings represent the first time that so-called heavy-metals--elements heavier than hydrogen and...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Exoplanets, Space, Polls, Hydrogen

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Demonstration Of Alpha Particle Confinement Capability In Helical Fusion Plasmas

A team of fusion researchers succeeded in proving that energetic ions with energy in mega electron volt (MeV) range are superiorly confined in a plasma for the first time in helical systems. This promises the alpha particle (helium ion) confinement...
Related topics: Physics, Electrons

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New Measurements Imply Dramatically Higher Abundance Of Helium Hydride Ions In The Early Universe

Physicists report the first laboratory measurements of electron reactions with helium hydride ions in the cryogenic storage ring CSR at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg. At temperatures down to 6 K, the reaction rates...
Related topics: Physics, Electrons

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Spacex: Leaky Valve Culprit In April Crew Dragon Explosion

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule (Photo Credit: SpaceX/Twitter) SpaceX has identified the cause of its Crew Dragon capsule explosion in April. A leaky valve reportedly allowed propellant to enter high-pressure helium tubes some 100...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, Science Photos, Twitter, Social Media

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Astronomers Peer Into The Atmosphere Of A Super-earth For The First Time

The planet GJ 3470 b has a rocky core and a thick hydrogen and helium atmosphere, and circles quite close to its dim red star. (Credit: NASA/ESA/L. Hustak) The Kepler Space Telescope revealed planets outside our solar system by the thousands....
Related topics: Space, Hydrogen, NASA, European Space Agency, Telescopes

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Up You Go! Golden Retriever Puppy Lifted By Balloons (or Not)

If you are going to try and launch your dog into orbit using helium enclosed in plastic, you'll need quite a lof of balloons.

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No More Squeaky Voices: We're Running Out Of Helium

Although it's commonly used to make balloons float, helium is actually a precious, non-renewable resource.Without helium, a great deal of scientific research can not be conducted, and technology like MRI machines won't work.The demand for helium is...

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Where Do Atoms Come From? Billions Of Years Of Cosmic Fireworks.

Michelle Thaller's "absolute favorite fact in the universe" is that we are made of dead stars.The Big Bang, when it went off, produced basically three elements: hydrogen, helium, and lithium. Every atom more complex had to be formed inside a star....
Related topics: Big Bang, Hydrogen, Lithium

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