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a group of researchers at NIST puts masks under a microscope in order to understand how different materials work in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. The post masks under the microscope — impressive images that show which ones work best appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
we spoke with the artist to learn more about treating seaweed so that it can be used as a material for art and design. The post katrín thorvaldsdottir sculpts intricate masks using raw organic kelp from the icelandic ocean appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Scientists at Australia’s RMIT University are continually coming up with ways to work recovered waste items into high-performing road materials, including cigarette butts, discarded tires and building rubble. Their latest effort has a certain relevance as the world grapples with its second year of the coronavirus pandemic, with the researchers using shredded face masks in a road material they say
the portraits are based on members of the local community, from an 80-year-old fisherman, to a 9-year-old primary school student. The post jason decaires taylor submerges six monumental ‘masks’ to form cannes underwater museum appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
thousands of disposable masks were melted, stacked, and molded to create the chairs, available in white, black, blue, pink, and multicolored versions.  The post haneul kim upcycles discarded face masks into colorful stool collection appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Last July, Disney World instituted a policy that required guests to wear masks on the property, with the added step of denying ride photos to those who were not wearing them. The company recently briefly tested digitally adding masks in such cases. When Disney World reopened in July, the company made it clear that masks would be required on the premises at all times except in designated areas. Fo
A new flow visualization study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) starkly demonstrates why face masks with exhalation valves are not effective for slowing the spread of COVID-19.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Virus, Masks, Protection, Infections, NIST
With people wearing masks so much of the time now, it can be difficult to tell what expression is on someone's face. A new system can reportedly do so, though, utilizing cameras mounted on their headphones.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Facial, Cornell University, Masks
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have leveraged recent advances in 3D printing to produce electronic fibers that could be used as sensors for health monitoring, all while being invisible to the naked eye. The fibers were demonstrated as portable respiratory sensors, but the team says the approach can be used to produce low-cost sensors for a range of applications.Continue ReadingCategor
A new study from Florida Atlantic University has modeled how effective face shields and face masks with exhaust-valves are in blocking the dispersal of aerosol-sized droplets. The research suggests the growing use of these alternative face coverings may not be helpful in curbing the spread of COVID-19, and validate experts calling for the general public to primarily use cloth or surgical masks fo


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