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Scientists, start-ups step up efforts to make masks more effective

They are developing everything from static electricity-generating face covers to kill the virus, to full-face armour for healthcare workers, patients and even delivery personnel

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Coronavirus | Startups | Lockdown

Sai Ishwar  |  Mumbai 

The central government and various states have been pushing for stricter social distancing norms while making face masks mandatory in certain vulnerable zones.

Scientists, innovators and start-ups are coming up with innovative solutions backed by science and design to make face masks more effective and durable. A team of three scientists at the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) have developed a mask powered by electro-statics or Triboelectricity to make them more effective. "It is based on a simple lesson one ...

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First Published: Tue, May 19 2020. 14:58 IST
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