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New Fabric Designed To Block Mosquito Bites

German short haired pointer dog covered in mosquitos

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Here's Today's Feel-Good Story:

An entomologist has developed a spandex-polyester weave that is impermeable to mosquitos.

Hundreds of thousands every year in the tropics are hospitalized by malaria, dengue fever, and other diseases.

Using high-tech knitting machines, John Beckmann designed this new cloth weave after experimenting with many different types of patterns.

“Knitting is essentially like tying little knots—you’re making loops, and you’re wrapping loops through loops,” Beckmann said. “If you do it in the right geometric ways, you can create a chainmail effect at the microscopic level.”

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