helium helium  /ˈhi li əm/


  • (n) a very light colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; the most difficult gas to liquefy; occurs in economically extractable amounts in certain natural gases (as those found in Texas and Kansas)




  1. Liquid hydrogen is used to absorb the heat from cooling helium.
  2. The production of helium, a light, rare gas, has already become a prime requisite for aviation because it is non-inflammable and saves dirigibles from fire hazard.
  3. Despite the apparent arrival of peak helium, they were still filling the Macy's parade balloons with the precious gas Wednesday afternoon next to the Museum of Natural History.


  1. MR Solutions new pre clinical MRI scanners overcome helium shortage

    The global shortage of helium has been risking research projects across the world with experts predicting that the second most common element in the universe may be depleted by the middle of the century1.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Senators Find Money in ... Helium?

    What can you do with helium other than inflate balloons? If you're the Senate, apparently you can fund rural schools and the cleanup of old oil wells.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CQ Politics

  3. Lazer Sport Helium helmet review

    First off, for a top-of-the-range helmet and in spite of its name, the Lazer Sport Helium isn’t helium-light, our medium size model weighing 299g, considerably more than the claimed 260g. Secondly, when you’re wearing it you really don’t notice those 39g – or the 100g or so extra it carries compared with today’s lightest lids. What you do notice is its airy feel, thanks to its 19 large vents ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: BikeRadar

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  1. "From the density of two grams per cubic centimetre - twice that of water - it must be 50 per cent rock and about 50 per cent water, with perhaps small amounts of hydrogen and helium," Marcy said.
    on May 28, 2007 By: Geoffrey Marcy Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. Paula Abdul said flat-out she didn't enjoy Kristy Lee Cook's country version of "Eight Days A Week," and Cowell called it "like Dolly Parton on helium."
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Simon Cowell Source: Fox 28

  3. "It is an unusual event and the big thing now is trying to get that child down from this balloon. It's all going to depend on of course the environment. It's windy outside so it's going to keep it adrift for quite a while. The helium, depending on...
    on Oct 15, 2009 By: Greg Feith Source: Lower Hudson Journal news

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