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Self-Cleaning Electric Mask Can Power Itself With a Phone Charger—And They Will Likely Only Cost $1 Apiece
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Self-Cleaning Electric Mask Can Power Itself With a Phone Charger—And They Will Likely Only Cost $1 Apiece

This face mask developed by Technion researchers can kill off dangerous pathogens from its surface by drawing electricity from a standard phone charger.

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Israeli researchers have come up with a brilliant new prototype for a self-cleaning face mask which can kill pathogens—such as COVID-19—simply by drawing power from a smartphone charger.

Scientists from the Technion Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering in Haifa—one of Israel’s leading scientific research institutions—say the mask can use an electrical current from any standard 2-amp mobile phone charger to heat up a carbon fiber layer inside the mask and kill off any dangerous viruses that may have accumulated on its surface.