What's cooking in io9's lab? We had our Mad Science Week and talked about air particles and computer viruses and futurism. We also remembered the time Captain Janeway turned into an amphibian by flying in a spaceship too fast. WHOA.
Archaeologists trap the last pure air particles on Earth
In order to understand how the Industrial Revolution affected the air we breathe, environmental engineers need to find pristine air particles. To do that, they have to go 130 feet above the remotest corners of the Amazon rainforest.