Sharp Announces New Technology That Fights Bird Flu

220pxcolorized_transmission_electro Sharp Electronics teamed up with London University biologist John Oxford to create a new revolutionary defense against bird flu, also known as virus H5N1. By releasing positive and negative ions simultaneously, the technology causes virus cells to instantly combine on the surface and become free radicals, essentially replicating the properties of fresh air. It disables microorganisms that yield pollution or airborne disesase.

Plastmacluster itself was developed in 2000 as an air purification method, and is used in Sharp air conditioners and air purifiers. This summer was the first time it was proven to fight the spread of bird flu. It successfully removed 99% of the bird flu virus in lab tests.

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  1. Heh, funny ^^
    I used exactly the same picture in a dissertation back in school on the bird flu. The longer red ovals are H5N1-virusses.
    Weird that I still remember this.