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Japanese fabric zaps germs with electricity

Murata and Teijin partner on material for use in clothing, diapers and masks

The companies are testing the effectiveness of Pieclex against the novel coronavirus.   © Reuters

KYOTO -- A pair of Japanese companies have developed a novel way to be stylish and antiseptic at the same time: a clothing fabric that kills microbes with tiny electric shocks generated by the wearer's movements.

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