Month: December 2020

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Copper’s Virus-Killing Powers Were Known Even to the Ancients

The SARS-CoV-2 virus endures for days on plastic or metal but disintegrates soon after landing on copper surfaces. Here’s why When researchers reported that the novel coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic survives for days on glass and stainless steel but dies within hours after landing on copper, the only thing that surprised Bill Keevil was…
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New zinc oxide surface kills airborne viruses and bacteria

They are all around us, some strong, some weak, some easy to destroy some resilient in their surroundings and some even spread through coughs and sneezes.  Tiny infectious microbes, from the virus that causes COVID-19 to airborne bacteria, kill millions of people around the world each year. Now engineers from ETH Zurich have studied how…
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