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If This Invention Won Second Place At The Science Fair, First Place Must’ve Been A Time Machine

It's great to see more and more women stepping up and innovating in the science, tech, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, which have traditionally been very male-dominated. Let’s cheer them on until women and men working in STEM fields in equal proportions is considered the norm.

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Researchers at the University of Houston have developed a filtration system that can instantly neutralize and kill 99.8% of the coronavirus after a single pass through.

"It's basically a high-performance COVID-19 killer," Dr. Garrett Peel of Medistar, who helped craft the design, said according to Fox News.

The filter looks to be an important tool in fighting a virus that can remain in the air for hours and, in turn, spread more readily than viruses like the common flu. Harvard Health says that aerosolized coronavirus can remain in the air for up to three hours.

People who are asymptomatic can easily spread it to multiple people when they talk, breathe, cough, or sneeze.

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