The unbearable lightness of helium may not be such a problem after all

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150819211115.htm

Helium gas — essential for MRI scanners, semiconductor manufacture (and according to some, party balloons) — may not be on the verge of running out after all. Previous studies had raised concerns that we were getting close to a world shortage of helium, but a new study shows that in many areas of North America, there is the potential for undiscovered quantities of helium to be associated with natural gas fields.

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