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Suntory and Toppan use supercomputer to develop COVID face shield

Bowl-shaped design can be opened and closed for use in bars and restaurants

Utilizing data from the world's fastest supercomputer Fugaku, Japanese companies Suntory and Toppan have developed an adjustable plastic face shield for use by customers in bars and restaurants.

TOKYO -- Suntory Holdings, famous for its high-end whiskey, and Toppan Printing are taking advantage of data from the world's fastest supercomputer to develop special face shields to protect restaurant- and bar-goers from the coronavirus.

The two Japanese companies are working with the government-backed Riken institute that along with electronics major Fujitsu created the Fugaku supercomputer.

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