Published: February 19, 2015
Total Running Time: 00:19:41
Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe. So why is there a global helium shortage? Follow the trail of our spendthrift affair with this elusive noble gas and find out why its future remains up in the air—plus, learn about helium’s many uses, from cooling magnets in MRI machines to enabling deep-sea divers to safely breathe under pressure. Get all this and more from our series on the periodic table, Everything Matters.