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Stinking Up the Atmosphere?

As anyone who has had the misfortune of squashing one knows, stink bugs are a problem in the U.S. They've infiltrated our homes and...

Disinfecting Honey Comb with Ozone

Sometimes even honey bees need help with "housekeeping," especially when it comes to cleaning their honeycombs once the honey's been removed. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

Ozone hole might slightly warm planet

A lot of people mix up the ozone hole and global warming, believing the hole is a major cause of the world’s increasing average...

Night games in sports stadiums and street lighting can cause spike...

Brightly-lit Cowboys Stadium during Sunday's Super Bowl XLV may symbolize one of the hottest new pieces of scientific intelligence about air pollution: Researchers have discovered -- in a classic case of scientific serendipity -- that the bright...

Morning-after spike in ozone air pollution from Super Bowl XLV?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2011 -- Not even the most avid fans could notice, but those spectacular aerial images of a brightly-lit Cowboys Stadium during Sunday's Super Bowl XLV symbolize one of the hottest new pieces of scientific intelligence about air...

Light touch brightens nanotubes

Rice University researchers have discovered a simple way to make carbon nanotubes shine brighter. The Rice lab of researcher Bruce Weisman, a pioneer in nanotube spectroscopy, found that adding tiny amounts of ozone to batches of single-walled car...

Study improves accuracy of models for predicting ozone levels in urban...

A team of scientists has, for the first time, completely characterized an important chemical reaction that is critical to the formation of ground-level ozone in urban areas. The team's results indicate that computer models may be underestimating ozo...

Researchers find human body produces ozone

In what is a first for biology, a team of investigators is reporting that the human body makes ozone. The team has been slowly gathering evidence over the last few years that the human body produces the reactive gas -- most famous as the ultraviolet ray-absorbing component of the ozone layer -- as part of a mechanism to protect it from bacteria and fungi. "Ozone was a big surprise," says researcher Bernard Babior. "But it seems that biological systems manufacture ozone, and that ozone has an effect on those biological systems."

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