Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Robot Biofilm Cleaners

These are designed to clean plaque off teeth.  Yeah, science magazines were promising that, gosh, 30-odd years ago now.  But it'll be great it it materializes.

I'd also like to see these deployed in hospitals, which now have a serious problem of biofilms down the drains -- which aren't cleared away even by pouring bleach down there.  It's one way that supergerms persist and improve.  If we could pour snailbots down the drain to do the cleanup, that would help a lot.
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