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germs

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This glowing door handle zaps itself free of icky bathroom germs

A self-powering door handle that kills germs dead could make bathrooms less of a breeding ground for yuck, and it comes from the minds of two teenage inventors.

By June 19, 2015

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Corning's germ-fighting glass means you can touch an ATM with less worry

The special glass is just beginning to make its way into public displays such as ATMs and payment terminals, but Corning hopes it will eventually get into consumer electronics.

By March 17, 2015

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Why smart toilets might actually be worth the upgrade

Smart toilets are environmentally friendly and make your bathroom feel swankier.

By February 1, 2016

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Exec eats off floor to sell vacuum cleaner

The Symphony All-In-One is, according to maker Bissell, so good at cleaning away germs that, well, its brand manager gets down and proves it. In the subway. There's a caveat though.

By August 28, 2014

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Cell phone germs as art: Gross or gorgeous?

Molecular biology students test their phones for bugs -- and find lots of them. Some even look like flowers and distant galaxies.

By February 20, 2013

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Indulge your OCD with the Influsaber germ slayer

Germaphobes, arm yourselves with this UV weapon, go forth, and terminate with extreme prejudice.

By January 3, 2013

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The art of germs

Artists have used some pretty strange materials over the years — but we don't think it gets much stranger than bacteria.

11 Images By November 27, 2012

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Apps to track the flu

It's that time of year when you'll go to any length to avoid germs. Keep the flu and other seasonal illnesses at bay by consulting your smartphone first for any local outbreaks. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on apps and sites that track the flu.

By January 16, 2014

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Bug-bashing Gorilla Glass, for the hypochondriac in you

Corning's antimicrobial Gorilla Glass topper for electronic devices uses silver (yes, silver!) to fight off icky germs.

By January 7, 2014

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Vomiting Larry robot upchucks for science

Larry is a robot with an unusual purpose. He pukes so scientists can learn more about how sick humans spread their germs.

By January 3, 2013