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How is Helium Gas Obtained?

How is Helium Gas Obtained?

Helium – the colorless, odorless and tasteless inert gas – is the second most abundant gas in the universe after hydrogen gas. However, the type of helium gas used in applications, such as gas chromatography, is extracted from natural gas – a problem of diminishing resources which is leading to the scarcity of helium gas.

Fake truffles no more, thanks to gas chromatography

Fake truffles no more, thanks to gas chromatography

Truffles – or shall we say, real truffles – are a luxury. Truffle price can soar to thousands of dollars per pound. Real truffles are high-priced mainly because of their unique aroma. Many foods claim to contain this distinctive flavoring as part of their list of ingredients, but in reality, they don't. 

University research labs are struggling to cope with rising helium prices

University research labs are struggling to cope with rising helium prices

Some university laboratories are in 'crisis mode' as rising helium prices seriously impact their work.

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