Helium discovery in Africa – a game changer ?

Actually I have only a vague idea about uses of Helium. Also I did not knew much about its dwindling supplies. Only by reading this post by fellow Ftb blogger and scientist Abe Drayton about the new discovery of Helium in Tanzania that I realised its importance.

When we hear day in and day out about valuable resources drying out, this discovery is quite a game changer. Hope such good news will keep on coming. Hope the poor in Africa will get some real benefit from this.


  1. dianne says

    MRIs need helium to work. That’s the only really necessary use that I know of. The problem with helium is that it isn’t gravitationally bound. It is literally going away.

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