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Optimizing air in the cockpit for better pilot performance

Commercial airline pilots were significantly better at performing advanced maneuvers in a flight simulator when carbon dioxide (CO2) levels on the flight deck (cockpit)...

Research: Arid areas absorb unexpected amounts of carbon

Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found that arid areas, among the biggest ecosystems on the planet, take up an unexpectedly...

Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising CO2

For the first time, a field test has demonstrated that elevated levels of carbon dioxide inhibit plants' assimilation of nitrate into proteins, indicating that...

Ocean food web is key in the global carbon cycle

Nothing dies of old age in the ocean. Everything gets eaten and all that remains of anything is waste. But that waste is pure...

Team models photosynthesis and finds room for improvement

Teaching crop plants to concentrate carbon dioxide in their leaves could increase photosynthetic efficiency by 60 percent and yields by as much as 40...

New methanol catalyst is nickelrific

In addition to being a transportation fuel, methanol is an important ingredient in plastics, adhesives and solvents. Now, researchers say they've found a clean and cheap...

Combination of sensory signals draw mosquitoes in for a bite

It may seem like mosquitoes will bite anything with a pulse, but they’re actually quite strategic in picking their victims. A new study from...

Global temperatures to rise at least 4°C by 2100

Global average temperatures will rise at least 4°C by 2100 and potentially more than 8°C by 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced...

Scientists explore old mine to store CO2 as a solid

An abandoned mineral mine near Stanford University is providing geoscientists with new insights on how to permanently entomb greenhouse gas emissions inside the earth. For...

How Mosquitoes Are Drawn to Human Skin and Breath

Female mosquitoes, which can transmit deadly diseases like malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus and filariasis, are attracted to us by smelling the carbon...

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