July 22, 2020
While awaiting full access to their labs due to COVID-19 restrictions, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have taken this rare opportunity to report the technical details of pioneering research they conducted on the disinfection of drinking water using ultraviolet (UV) light.
July 20, 2020
UV-C LED light is a chemical-free, low-touch technique used to decontaminate anything the UV light can reach. Now, in the world of COVID-19, it is being used to decontaminate tools, equipment, spaces, rooms, PPE, and more.
June 1, 2020
Radiation so powerful it warps the structure of a virus. As the particle gets broken apart, it is unable to replicate and essentially is killed. This is how scientists expect COVID-19 to react when exposed to UVC light.
June 4, 2020
Robots fitted with ultraviolet light lamps that roam vineyards at night are proving effective at killing powdery mildew, a devastating pathogen for many crops, including grapes.
May 19, 2020
If humans are to travel to distant destinations in space like the moon or Mars, they'll need ways to live for long periods of time. And one of the key challenges of that includes how to have safe food and water to eat and drink when far from Earth.
May 11, 2020
According to 2019 FoodNet Report published by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), incidence of foodborne illnesses continues to increase. Infections from five common food borne pathogens such as Campylobacter, Cyclospora, shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), Vibrio, and Yersinia are on the rise although infectious caused by Listeria, Salmonella and Shigella remain flat.
May 7, 2020
Pittsburgh International Airport has put UVC fixtures on its floor-cleaning robots, making it the first airport in the US to test the use of the ultraviolet rays to scrub the coronavirus from surfaces. If effective, the UV-cleaning robots could be a model for other airports as they plan to reopen and try to persuade people to travel again.
May 5, 2020
SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 disease, can indeed be destroyed by ultraviolet light, or UV, as has been recently suggested. But it is not as simple as just going out in the sun or passing your hands under a blacklight.
May 4, 2020
When used appropriately, ultraviolet radiation is very effective at killing or deactivating pathogens. It can also cause harm to humans, so care must be taken when evaluating new technologies racing to market in a bid to help mitigate the new coronavirus.
April 30, 2020
As President Donald Trump received pushback for floating the idea that COVID-19 patients could receive treatment using ultraviolet light or injections of disinfectants, many people on social media raced to his defense with claims about the use of UV light as a medical treatment.
April 29, 2020
Masks are carried by holders connected to a mechanical track to pass between UV-C disinfection lamps so that coronavirus is eliminated on each side of the masks.
January 16, 2020
Just in the last year, we’ve seen a bunch of big names announcer their first truly wireless earbuds including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and more. And now it’s LG’s turn to give it a try with its new Tone Free earbuds.
January 8, 2020
Conventional wastewater disinfection using chlorine could facilitate the spread of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria. Treating some types of wastewater with ultraviolet (UV) light instead could be part of the solution, according to a study at KAUST's Water Desalination and Reuse Center, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.