Liquid helium is a quiet engine of American research and business. It is essential to a broad range of technologies, from cutting-edge quantum computing to M.R.I. scanners in hospitals. It has fostered the development of billion-dollar industries, fueled essential lifesaving medical tools, supported work leading to more than 5,000 patents and helped generate multiple Nobel Prizes. In short, it is crucial to innovation.
Without helium, a lot of scientific research would come to a halt. Hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of technical equipment would be shut down, and the education and training of every student who uses it would cease.… Seguir leyendo »