Your Antibacterial Soap Could Be Harming You

Every time you wash your hands using antibacterial soap you probably feel good because you're not spreading bugs. But check the bottle and you'll probably find the soap contains triclosan—a chemical that has just been shown to impair muscle function in humans. » 8/15/12 6:38am 8/15/12 6:38am

Spray-On Solution Kills Bacteria on Your Clothes

Say good-bye to smelly socks and stenchy shirts. A team of researchers from the University of Georgia have developed a spray-on solution that rids your clothes of bacteria, including those that make you stink. » 7/07/11 2:00am 7/07/11 2:00am

Sharkskin Inspired Material Repels Bacteria

Sharks are scary. So scary that the texture of their skin alone prevents parasitic bacteria from sticking. Good, because by modeling a plastic sheet-like surface after that scary skin, we can actually prevent drug-resistant superbacteria like MRSA from building up. » 10/30/09 10:00pm 10/30/09 10:00pm

Anti-Bacterial, Superheated Steam Cleaner Resembles Bird, Cleans to OCD…

This 1200-watt anti-bacterial steam cleaner cleans anything, apparently. Toilets, engine parts of 50-year-old Ferraris, tile grouting—even dirty minds come away purer than a nun's chuff* after a blast from this. Plug it in, fill the reservoir with water and anti-bacterial solution, wait three minutes and then spray… » 3/04/08 5:52am 3/04/08 5:52am

Spin and Mist Your Way to Cleaner Air With the Antibac2k

Is your air too dirty to merely filter? Then check out the Antibac2k. This little rotating sphere one-ups all of the gigantic air filtration systems in the US by proactively sending out an air filtration mist that rids your room of bacteria and dust. Think of it as Purel for the air. And if that's not enough, the… » 10/01/07 5:00pm 10/01/07 5:00pm

Wowpen Anti-Carpal Tunnel Pointer Gets Less Vaporish

Despite seeing the pen at CeBIT in 2006, CES was the first we've heard from Wowpen in nearly a year. The pen looks like a pen, but works like a mouse with either PCs or Macs. » 1/18/07 5:25pm 1/18/07 5:25pm

Elecom M-ABUR Series USB Mouse: Antibacterial Coating, But Don't Kid…

Elecom Corp. is getting creative with its mouse design, and its M-ABUR series takes its prospective buyers into the area of fear, uncertainty and doubt. If you're really scared of bacteria and viruses, Elecom tries to come to the rescue by adding an antibacterial resin to its surface that the company says prevents… » 8/08/06 9:09am 8/08/06 9:09am