OceanVortex: Holy nuts, remember Strinberg and Helium? I just had a flashback and had to look it up. Found it:http://www.strindbergandhelium.com/heeeeeliuuuuuuum!/good times.
A Leaf in Fall: Couldn't we just perfect hydrogen fusion and make helium?
Arachnophobe: I would actually watch CSPAN if they were all inhaling helium before speaking. Or sulfur hexafluoride.
Snapper Carr: Hopefully no one was smoking.[i.imgur.com image 599x338]
t3knomanser: Have you ever shutdown the government... on weed?
cirby: Begoggle:Great, the one thing they agree on, and it's wasting a limited resource....if by "limited resource," you mean "thousands of years worth." Literally.When people say we're running out of the stuff, they're only talking about the very limited reserve found in a few natural gas fields in the Southwest. The only reason it was so centralized in that one area is that some fields have a very high - as much as seven percent - content of the gas.There are many more fields around the world with high enough concentrations of helium to allow cheap extraction from natural gas flows. New cryogenic equipment is coming on line in several places (Qatar, Algeria, Russia, India, and others) to make up for the reduction in US production. There are also several new US commercial plants that are being added to known natural gas fields with higher helium concentrations.
DarthBart: Can't we just 3D print some new helium?
cirby: There are many more fields around the world with high enough concentrations of helium to allow cheap extraction from natural gas flows.
Mentalpatient87: DarthBart: Can't we just 3D print some new helium?Sure, we have tons of ageless atoms on hand.
Harry_Seldon: [images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 626x701]
kroonermanblack: Harry_Seldon: [images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 626x701]No clue who that is (ok, I lie, optional's post below yours made me google Zodanga so I know now)But that's some damned cool henna.
Lt_Ryan: A Leaf in Fall: Couldn't we just perfect hydrogen fusion and make helium?Or we could just make sure that when Natural Gas is refined the He is captured and not vented into the atmosphere.
blue_2501: Yeah, I fail to understand how an element with a periodic number of 2 is supposed to be "scarce". Remember kids: the larger the number, the rarer the element is in the universe (and in most cases, the planet). H and He are the two most abundant elements in the universe, by far. The rest are peanuts compared to those two.
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