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Hong Kong Teens Invent Self-Sanitizing Door Handle, Perfect For Public Toilets

Stop the spread of germs with this self-sanitizing toilet door handle!

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Whether you are aware about it or not, it is true that very few things can be dirtier than a public toilet door handle.

According to GoodEarthProducts, “Microorganisms can thrive in door knobs of public toilets due to unhygienic practices. Who knows what bodily wastes and fluids door knobs contain? There’s also the risk of contracting diseases like H1N1, Hepatitis A, Influenza, and Meningitis.”

Fortunately, two teens from Hong Kong came up with a viable solution for the problem. Sun Ming Wong, 17 years old, and King Pong Li, 18 years old, created an innovative door handle that utilizes kinetic energy to sanitize itself.

This antibacterial door handle eliminates about 99% of germs with every movement.

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So, how does it exactly work?

Well, our brilliant young inventors thought it would be awesome if they will use titanium oxide – one of the most effective antibacterial agents – and then coat the door handle with mineral. That way, the door handle harnesses UV rays which then increase the efficiency of titanium oxide.

Moreover, the design of the handle is in a long cylindrical shape and is made of clear glass. That way, the UV rays are attracted to the handle. LED technology is also used to tap kinetic energy with every movement. Based on a lab test, this mechanism successfully eliminated about 99.8% of germs.

Best of all, this revolutionary door handle is available for a cheap price.

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Sounds pretty cool, right? We’ll wait until you learn that this fantastic invention is sold at only $13 per piece. That’s pretty much a steal!

Also, it doesn’t hurt that the door handle looks very futuristic. Maybe the teens were inspired by sci-fi flicks?

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Flu Develops in the Roof of Your Mouth, Scientists Claim

A recent study revealed that the flu develops in the roof of the mouth and spreads through coughs and sneezes.

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A study published in the journal Nature revealed that flu develops in the roof of the mouth and spreads through coughs and sneezes.

Based on their findings, the soft palate, which separates the back of the mouth and the nasal cavity, plays a crucial in the influenza virus’ ability to travel from one person to another.

Scientists discovered that the inflammation associated with infection in the soft palate causes coughing and sneezing. These actions actually propel the virus out of the mouth enabling it to spread easily.

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Study Reveals, Men Can Spot a Cheating Woman Just By Looking at Her Face

We’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover…

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We’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover, but a recent study suggests that men can sense if a woman is faithful just by examining her photograph.

An experiment conducted by researchers from the University of Western Australia revealed that men have the surprising ability to determine whether a woman is a heartbreaker or not.

A group of men were asked to briefly examine photos of 34 women. The ladies’s photos were shown in pairs- one had stayed faithful to her partner, while the other had duped her partner at least twice in the past. No additional information about the ladies were given.

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US Marines Unveils Tank-Like Amphibious Vehicle With Powerful Capabilities

US Marines revealed the Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector in a demonstration during RIMPAC 2014.

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Back in RIMPAC 2014, the US Marines took time to showcase an interesting amphibious vehicle – and we’d say we are still blown away up to this day.

Although the model was still a prototype at the time, it was undeniably an impressive one. In fact, it was a fully-functional half-scale prototype.

The Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) has been created with impressive features such as powering across water even with almost 200 tons of payload. When seen in action, the UHAC actually looks like a tank on the water.

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