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I Find This Claim Re. Universe Presumptuous & Possibly Poor Science.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access original in “phys.org”.


I have NOT read the original paper, just the science media posts touting it.

I find it presumptuous. For a start we still insist that the Universe is continually expanding. If so, we don’t actually have a handle on how big it is. I also know that we, even with radio telescopes & Hubble, can only see a small part of the Universe. Then there is the claim that the Universe is infinite or close to it.

So, to make this claim based on the LITTLE bit of the Universe we know about seems irresponsible.

What irks me is the undue publicity these studies get, with the sensationalistic tabloid-headlines which do not give the average layman enough context.

I am willing to believe that Dark Matter & Dark Energy COULD account for a v. large part of the Universe. I am just uncomfortable when we try to get this precise based on what I consider to be a very small sampling of data.


Related posts:
Check Category ‘astronomy’.


by Anura Guruge

The Worldwide Helium Shortage Is Real (As I Told You 6-Years Ago). PLEASE Stop Using Helium Balloons.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE.


From today’s “USA Today”. Click to access article. Google for plenty more.


I warned you off this way back in 2012. Click image to access my post. It has some good info.


This post was about trying to stop the wanton WASTAGE of Helium realizing its shortage. Click to access post.


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An article from 2015 I just found. Click image to access.


The worldwide Helium shortage is real. We really are running short of Helium.

Though the 2nd most abundant element in the known Universe (~24%) we only have finite quantities on earth — and it is expensive to extract. When we have used up what was there on Earth we are stuck. We haven’t worked out how to import Helium from outside of Earth. That is the problem.

We are running out of Helium — at least Helium we can readily obtain on Earth.

That is why prices are going up. Soon it will be too cost prohibitive to use Helium in party balloons. So, simple economics will prevent our wanton waste of Helium in balloons. We nee Helium for more serious things — including MRIs and scientific research.

But, don’t wait for price to force you from buying Helium balloons. Make the decision yourself. Please stop buying Helium balloons — as of RIGHT NOW. Thank you.


by Anura Guruge


Do NOT Get A Home Inflate Helium Latex Balloon Kit Without ‘Hi-Float’ Balloon Treatment.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. Kits do NOT include ‘Hi-Float’. Repeat. Do NOT include ‘Hi-Float’. Buy it separately. Otherwise a total waste of money and PRECIOUS Helium.


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A ‘High-Float’ product page from Amazon. About the BEST price and it is Prime. Click to access.



Teischan had a Pre-Birthday party and sleepover Friday/Saturday — her birthday being this coming week. She wanted lots of balloons and so Deanna bought one of those Home Inflate kits, at Walmart, when she went shopping for the party supplies. We had bought one quite a few years ago and it had been quite a hit. At around $40 Deanna figured that it was a bargain given the 50 balloons included — at 80 cents a balloon.

These balloons, as it CLEARLY states on the box, lasted around 8 hours.

They pathetically deflated after that. And it says that on the box. Very clearly and both Teischan and Deanna had seen it.

This confused and UPSET me. I had discovered to my horror, 4 years ago, that the World was running out of Helium!

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My 2012 post on this blog. Click to read.


heliumshortage

An article from 2015 I just found. Click image to access.


So it bad enough that we are using precious Helium for party tricks BUT WORSE that we lose that Helium within 1/3 of a day!

I knew something was not right. Latex balloons you buy at supermarkets etc. last 3 to 4 days, if not longer (and yes, Mylar balloons lasts even longer).

So, as ever, I Googled.

That is when I discovered ‘Hi-Float‘. Now it ALL makes sense. The latex balloons have to be sealed.

Got it? Just trying to make sure that we all get more for our money and the best out of the Helium we have. (Yes, I know it is the 2nd most abundant element in the Universe BUT we haven’t yet figured out how to extract Helium from outer space).


by Anura Guruge