A field of seagrass converts carbon dioxide to oxygen at over 8x the rate of a forest the same size. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
A newborn is triggered into its first breathe by contractions that reducing oxygen flow through the umbilical, which increases carbon dioxide. The increase of carbon dioxide causes acidosis which triggers the respiratory center of the brain, causing the baby to start using it's lungs. courses.lumenlearning.com…
Modern examination of classic Damascus steel revealed the presence of carbon nanotubes, the likely source of the material’s mythical reputation for strength. nature.com/articles/44428…
The Michelin Man is white is because rubber tires are naturally white. It wasn't until 1912 that companies started mixing carbon chemicals with the rubber to make black tires. This process is not an aesthetic change, but a structural one, making the tires stronger and durable. guide.michelin.com/us/en/…
The majority of the weight lost on a diet is exhaled as carbon dioxide. bbc.com/news/health-30494…
Today I learned about exploding lakes. A limnic eruption, also known as a lake overturn, is a rare type of natural disaster in which dissolved carbon dioxide suddenly erupts from deep lake waters, forming a gas cloud capable of suffocating wildlife, livestock, and humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim…
"The Present" begins January 1st, 1950. For radiocarbon dating, identifying anything after this date is unreliable due to the skewering of Carbon-12 and Carbon-14 that detonating nuclear devices in our atmosphere has caused. portablepress.com/blog/20…
Originally auto tires were white, but in 1917 tires had added Carbon black to increase a tire’s durability (blocking UV rays that can cause rubber to crack, and improving road grip). Carbo Black was initially supplied by Binney & Smith, the company that produced Crayola crayons! mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Alka-Seltzer is made up of Baking Soda and Citric Acid, which when placed in liquid form Sodium Citrate (Antacid) Carbon Dioxide (causing the fizz) and water msdlt.instructure.com/fil…
Carbon dioxide levels commonly found in classrooms and offices spaces can decrease higher cognitive function by up to 50%. ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.…
For Far Cry 4, Ubisoft Montreal knew it wanted to place the game inside the dangerous but exotic country of Nepal, but it didn't want to recreate a carbon copy of that South Asian state, so the team traveled to Nepal on a research trip that helped them craft the fictional world of Kyrat. gameinformer.com/games/fa…
Today I learned of exploding lake syndrome, a rare type of natural disaster in which large amounts of dissolved carbon dioxide suddenly erupts from lake water, forming a gas cloud that can suffocate anyone within many miles. This happened in Cameroon in 1986, killing 1900 people and 3500 livestock. blogs.unimelb.edu.au/scie…
Tennis player Vitas Gerulaitis died at the age of 40, while visiting a friend's home in Southampton, New York. An improperly installed pool heater caused carbon monoxide gas to seep into the guesthouse where he was sleeping, causing his death by carbon monoxide poisoning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vit…
Carbon monoxide can go through walls consumer.healthday.com/pu…
Those Cremation Diamond Businesses Are Scams. There Isn’t Enough Carbon in One Body to Create Even the Tiniest Diamond. instituteofappraisal.com/…
Trees are mostly made from the air, not the ground. They take carbon dioxide, use photosynthesis to split carbon off to make most of their mass, and "exhale" the oxygen. youtu.be/ifk6iuLQk28
Delhi Metro was certified by the United Nations in 2011 as the first metro rail and rail-based system in the world to get carbon credits, reducing carbon emission levels in the city by 630,000 tonnes every year. bbc.com/news/world-south-…
1940s-1970s nuclear weapon tests released so much carbon-14 isotope to atmosphere that they affected the substances used in paint production. Measuring of these isotopes is used to identify art forgeries. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Koenigsegg uses only one car for crash testing. They keep the carbon fibre body and rebuild and repair it after each crash test. topspeed.com/cars/car-new…
Around 65% of the mass of the human body is from oxygen, followed by carbon ay 18.5% and hydrogen at 9.5%. foresight.org/Nanomedicin…
The avarage human body has enough iron in it to forge a metal nail that is 3-inches long, enough sulfur to kill all fleas on a dog, enough carbon to make 900 pencils, enough potassium to fire a toy cannon, enough fat to make 7 bars of soap, and enough phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads. sciencenotes.org/elements…
We are all just stardust , every atom of oxygen in our lungs , of carbon in our muscles , of valcium on our bones , of iron in our blood was created inside a star before the earth was born , we all are peace of universe amnh.org/exhibitions/perm…
Lewis H. Latimer created the carbon filament light bulb that improved Edison’s initial prototype. lemelson.mit.edu/resource…
2010 Nobel prize in physics was awarded to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov for β€œgroundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”. As part of their research they managed to obtain a flake of carbon with a thickness of just one atom using regular adhesive tape. nobelprize.org/prizes/phy…
The destruction wrought by Genghis Khan led to about 700 million tons of carbon being removed from the atmosphere thanks to previously cultivated land becoming depopulated and forested - equivalent to a year of global demand for petrol today. carnegiescience.edu/news/…
The holes in Swiss cheese are called eyes and come from carbon dioxide bubbles released by the bacteria inside. Swiss cheese without the holes is referred to as blind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swi…
Scientists at the Bayerisches Geoinstitut in Germany have discovered that since peanut butter is so rich in carbon, it's possible to turn into diamonds. bbc.com/future/article/20…
Researchers have used carbon 12 and 13 isotopes to find the earliest evidence of life. Isotopically light carbon, which is a trace of life, has been found in 3.8 billion year old sedimentary rocks in Greenland. There is no known mechanism for its formation that doesn't involve organisms. researchgate.net/publicat…
Today I learned of 'elysis', a new smelting process for aluminum that releases oxygen instead of carbon dioxide. This new production process both cuts operating costs by 15% and increases production by 15%. Apple has invested $11 million in the venture behind it and is offering technical support. greentechmedia.com/articl…
High purity carbon dioxide is a byproduct of ammonia fertilizer production and is bought by Coca-Cola to carbonate their drinks. bbc.co.uk/news/business-4…
The Haya People of Tanzania have been forging steel for over 2000 years. Investigation of their land led to the discovery of ancient furnaces that were then carbon dated and found to be around 2000 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
A cat in Wisconsin, saved her human family by pawing at them when they were feeling sleepy and got them out of the house. First responders did a test and revealed that the house had a dangerous level of carbon monoxide poisoning. abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/…
Ticks and mites can smell the breath of its target, e.g. human. Then they come out of their shelter to attack breathing target. Ticks have special unique organs (called olfactoreceptors) that can smell carbon dioxide that comes out when you're breathing. link.springer.com/article…
The "electrical" smell from running things like a food processor or power tools for too long is the carbon brushes in the motor overheating and starting to burn en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
The thin skin of soil that covers much of our planet's land stores more amounts of carbon than in all plants and the atmosphere combined blogs.ei.columbia.edu/201…
One gram of activated carbon has a surface area in excess of 3,000 m2 (32,000 sq ft) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act…
Archaeologists in India, found though carbon dating, a chariot that dates back to bronze age (Approx 4000 BC). This suggests that Europeans and Indo-Iranians were two separate groups (albeit of a common origin - Proto-Afroasiatic) and challenges the Aryan Invasion Theory researchgate.net/publicat…
Though distilled water has a pH of 7 immediately after distillation, it becomes slightly acidic with a pH of 5.8 some time after distillation because it absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. sciencing.com/ph-distille…
Bhutan is the world's only carbon negative country. The constitution demands at least 60% of the country covered in forest, making it a sink of over four million tonnes of CO2 per year. climatecouncil.org.au/bhu…
Today I learned of the Isdal Woman, who was found dead in Isdalen, Norway 1970. An autopsy revealed she had been poisoned with phenobarbital and carbon monoxide. Her death remains a mystery en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isd…
Nuclear weapons testing artificially altered the proportion of the carbon isotopes in the atmosphere, making radiocarbon dating after 1945 likely to be unreliable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bef…
Radioacive carbon-14, residue left from nuclear detonations in the 50s and 60s has been detected in deep-ocean creatures scientificamerican.com/ar…
97% of Britain’s wildflower meadows have disappeared since the end of WW2. These meadows supported pollinating insects for food crops, helped mitigate flooding by holding on to rain water, and captured vast amounts of carbon. bbc.co.uk/earth/story/201…
Ancient swords from 'Damascus' (Syria) dipped in 'Dragon's Blood,' as legend has it, were studied by scientists who further dipped the metal, 'wootz,' in hydrochloric acid to reveal, under an electron-microscope, nano-metre-sized tubes with a microstructure similar to modern carbon nanotubes. nature.com/news/2006/0611…
Carbon monoxide plays critical roles in the body under physiological conditions, acting as a vasodilator, neurotransmitter, and regulator of circadian rhythm among other important functions. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Every breath we take today contains 41% more carbon dioxide than it did in 1750 nytimes.com/2013/05/11/sc…
The Romans had a sacrificial "door to the underworld" in modern day Turkey where animals would appear to mystically drop dead. The eunuch priests that brought them there were left unscathed because they stood above the lethal cloud of carbon dioxide gas. sciencemag.org/news/2018/…
Fresh, sealed meat would be purple. So meat packagers add carbon monoxide to turn it bright red. supermarketperimeter.com/…
UPS drivers don't take the shortest routes. UPS has special software which optimises each route by eliminating as many left-hand turns as possible. As result, UPS claims it uses 10m gallons less fuel, emits 20,000 tonnes less carbon dioxide and delivers 350,000 more packages every year. theconversation.com/why-u…
The Killer Lake, Lake Nyos, suddenly killed people and livestock due to the release of immense amount of carbon dioxide. volcano.oregonstate.edu/s…

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