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Adrian Del Maestro

05-20-2015

Building the World’s Smallest Faucet

We all know intuitively that normal liquids flow more quickly as the channel containing them tightens. Think of a river flowing through narrow rapids.

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senior with walker

05-06-2015

Friend or Foe? Study Examines Seniors' Increasing Use of Walking Aids

America’s population of senior citizens is growing, and with it, a reliance on canes, wheelchairs and scooters. The use of walking aids has increased by 50 percent in the past decade, according to a new study, and should continue to increase as the number of seniors is expected to double by 2050.

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05-05-2015

New Dashboard to Track Trending Community Health Issues

Behavioral health problems, especially those related to substance abuse and mental health, are a growing problem in Burlington, as they are nationwide.

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Matt Flego

05-04-2015

Local Inventors Pitch It, Fab It

Matt Flego makes cool-looking stools that have a wooden seat atop an intricate maze of thick metal, instead of legs. If Flego could trim his manufacturing cost, he said, he could keep his price at a more consumer-friendly $185 each. To do that, though, he needs equipment that he can’t find: a small-scale, computer-adjustable machine that bends and cuts wire. Right now, to create the twisted-metal base, he sends the wire out to a larger manufacturer.

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04-29-2015

UVM-Led Team Receives $7.4 Million USDA Grant to Study Animal Disease Biosecurity

A recently announced $7.4 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will place the University of Vermont at the forefront of a national effort to reduce the impact of catastrophic disease outbreaks within the U.S. livestock industry.

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UVM student design

04-29-2015

UVM Students Design for NASA

As many students across campus close out the semester with final presentations to professors and peers, a team of four students has been preparing to show their work to a different audience: NASA engineers.

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