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  1. Common Uses of Helium Helium is used to cool superconducting magnets...important for people that go deep diving (over 450 ft below sea level). Used in helium -neon lasers. These lasers can be used to read ...

    1 Answers · Social Science · 25/01/2013

  2. ... helium but it is created by the current market economy rather than any actual shortages . Helium is to rare in the atmosphere to collect and isolate. Fotunately, there...

    5 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 14/10/2007

  3. ...underground. Where did you get this strange idea that there is a shortage ? Robert Richardson is just scare-mongering. The price of helium is based more on the cost of shipping than anything else. ...

    3 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 16/05/2012

  4. I have seen several news stories, most seem to project that a shortage could be coming. Here is one http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14791165/

    1 Answers · Home & Garden · 16/10/2008

  5. More on the helium shortage : http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.08/ helium .html

    2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 26/04/2008

  6. ... formed, there was probably much more helium than now. The problem is that the earth's..., and as the carrier gas in gas chromatography. Helium has the one of the highest thermal ...

    4 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 24/07/2008

  7. Helium can't just be "made." It is a byproduct of natural gas that has been...of natural gas with the right kind of radioactive material is a crap shoot. So the reason that there is a shortage is because they can't find more of the right kind of deposits.

    4 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 31/07/2011

  8. Not at all. Helium makes up about 0.0005% of the total mass of the earth's atmosphere. ...

    6 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 08/11/2006

  9. It's not really a shortage . Around 2005, the US started selling off its partially purified helium reserves at low cost. Now that the reserves are almost...

    2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 08/09/2012

  10. helium is essential for some scientific applications, but a shortage would probably only effect the less important high volume uses like blimps and balloons

    2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 27/09/2008

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