Helium will eventually become extinct
Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society series Reactions describes how helium has become an endangered element.
There is a limited supply of helium and it is constantly escaping into space.
Helium has industrial uses that cannot be replicated, and it is too expensive to recreate in the lab.
Each year for the last decade, the demand for helium has increased by 10 percent. In those ten years, the price has risen by more than 250 percent.
This unique element will eventually become extinct. In the meantime, recycling helium has become an important priority.
Video Credit: American Chemical Society