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HOUSTON - A wearable textile-based material developed by Rice University engineers is claimed to be able to decontaminate the surfaces it touches of coronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2 in under five seconds.  

Using electrical current, the material rapidly heats up its outer surface to temperatures above 100 degrees celsius (212 fahrenheit), while remaining close to normal body temperature on the reverse side near the user’s skin where it reaches a maximum of about 36 C (97 F). 

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