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Incompressible electrons

Helium usually reminds people of colorful gas balloons. However, helium is much more than the filling for these children's treats.  It also helps quantum physicists to study the most exotic and hidden properties of matter. ...

dateNov 02, 2015 in General Physics
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Helium anomaly preceded Mount Ontake eruption

University of Tokyo researchers discovered an increase in a helium isotope during a ten-year period before the 2014 Mount Ontake eruption in central Japan. The finding suggests that this helium isotope anomaly is related ...

dateAug 19, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Helium-shrouded planets may be common in our galaxy

They wouldn't float like balloons or give you the chance to talk in high, squeaky voices, but planets with helium skies may constitute an exotic planetary class in our Milky Way galaxy. Researchers using data from NASA's ...

dateJun 11, 2015 in Astronomy
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