Life-saving helium discovery

It's rare but we need it and supplies have been low. Scientists find a way to source it...
06 July 2016
Presented by Claire Armstrong

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Helium is the stuff that goes into party balloons and is also an essential ingredient in hospital MRI scanners. Most people have heard of helium but not many realise that we're in danger of running out of it. Luckily, Jon Gluyas from Durham University, has come up with a new way of finding it. Claire Armstrong spoke to him to hear how...

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