UVM scientist Drew Christ was stunned to find not just rocks—but ancient plants—under his microscope when he was looking at a long-lost sample from the bottom of the Greenland ice sheet.
Early in March, a team of scientists, engineers and doctors at the University of Vermont wondered if the Covid-19 epidemic might overwhelm the state’s hospitals—and, particularly, if there would be enough ventilators. So, they set out to design and build a working model for a simple, inexpensive, emergency ventilator. They’re succeeding.
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