Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

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Cotton candy machines could help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, N95 respirators have been touted as the gold-standard for face masks. One of the main strengths of these masks is that they feature an electrocharged filter that attracts and holds viruses, preventing them from passing through. But while they provide the best Read More...

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Thai fishermen help turn discarded fishing nets into virus protection gear

With 50,000 small vessels and 10,000 commercial ships, Thailand has one of the world’s largest fishing industries. This, however, puts a heavy environmental burden on the country’s natural environment as hundreds of endangered sea animals wash up on its shores every year, entangled and injured Read More...

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Study: Face masks and social distancing actually work to contain COVID-19

It can feel like a bit of nuisance to follow all the coronavirus guidelines such as wearing face masks in public or keeping six feet apart from others, but a new study published Monday in The Lancet provides the strongest evidence yet that these practices do indeed lower the risk of spreading the Read More...

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Engineers have designed a filter that could make N95 masks safe to reuse

Due to a worldwide shortage of medical masks, especially the N95 ones, healthcare workers around the world have been caring for COVID-19 patients without adequate supplies, and reusing masks that were designed to be disposable. In a bid to come up with a quick and viable solution to this problem, a Read More...

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US graduates are turning their regalia into PPE to help front-line workers

Virtual graduation ceremonies will be the norm this year, but front-line physician assistant Nathaniel Moore, doesn’t want graduates to let their hard-earned regalia to go to waste — he’s urging recent graduates to wear the cap and donate the gown. Moore founded a charity called Gowns 4 Read More...

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Toymaker Lego is making face visors for frontline medical workers

Following in the steps of other major manufacturers from different industries, toymaker Lego, famous for its multi-colored plastic building bricks, is using its resources to build protective gear for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. The Denmark-based toy company Read More...

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This DIY kit decontaminates face masks and make them safe to reuse

Many types of face masks used in hospitals by nurses and doctors, like the N95, aren’t designed to be reusable. But due to a shortage of such protective gear, frontline workers have no other choice than to use the masks over and over again, putting them at higher risk of contracting the virus. Read More...

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Architecture studio makes its reusable face shield model open-source

The urgency to tackle the increasing shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) has given rise to numerous heartwarming initiatives from people and companies from all backgrounds to step forward and come up with solutions. And architects and designers are not falling behind in this honorable Read More...

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Apple’s latest product is designed to help frontline workers stay safe

In these times of turmoil, it is delightful to see giant retailers make the best out of their manufacturing capabilities and convert their operations towards products that can be of much help in the fight against COVID-19. Apple’s latest product, for example, is not an iPhone or iPad, but a new Read More...