Back in the days when I used to maintain this blog (so, quite a few years ago), I occasionally wrote about helium. Many people are surprised to learn that helium, the stuff of party balloons and superconducting magnets for particle accelerators (and many dozens of other uses), is a slowly dwindling non-renewable resource. [TL;DR: (1)…
Still More Helium stuff
More helium stuff.
My friend Scott Denning, knowing that I am obsessed with helium, pointed me to this piece about helium outgassing from the supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park.
The Helium Apocalypse Averted (For Now)
Well, “apocalypse” might be a bit strong. Or a lot strong. But anyway.
The November 2013 issue of the APS News (published by the American Physical Society) has a bit more information about the recently passed Helium Stewardship Act.
My 2 Hobbyhorses Appear in the News Again
Judging from my (sporadic) blog posts over the past few years, it would seem that I have two hobbyhorses: peak helium, and transcranial direct-current stimulation (or tDCS).
Both of these topics appeared in the news in the past week, though I wouldn’t have known if not for thoughtful readers bringing the articles to my attention.