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This monthly summary includes excerpts from Illinois in the News, a daily service provided by the University of Illinois News Bureau and other media search tools, focusing on engineering topics and faculty contacted for their expertise by print and broadcast reporters around the world.

 

When COVID-19 attacks the lungs, ventilators can be a patient's only chance of survival. State officials say Illinois needs more of the devices.

Chicago Tribune (April 3) -- When COVID-19 attacks the lungs, ventilators can be a patient’s only chance of survival. State officials say Illinois needs more of the devices.

Could New 'Rapid' Ventilators Meet Illinois' Looming Shortage?

WTTW (March 31) -- Could New ‘Rapid’ Ventilators Meet Illinois’ Looming Shortage?

University of Illinois Creates Emergency Ventilator Prototype to Help Coronavirus Patients

NBC 5 Chicago (April 3) -- The prototype has run for more than 75 hours, which is more than 125,000 breathing cycles delivering the amount of oxygen and pressure patients need.

 

Why coronavirus scammers can send fake emails from real domains

Vox (April 2) -- Computer science professor Gang Wang spoke with Vox about email security. 

Emergency ventilator prototype created in less than a week undergoes testing in Illinois as state's coronavirus cases surge

Newsweek (April 1) -- Emergency ventilator prototype created in less than a week undergoes testing in Illinois as state's coronavirus cases surge 

Illinois researchers creating emergency ventilator

Crain's Chicago Business (March 30) --  A team at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and three-hospital Carle Health are working on an emergency ventilator prototype which could be used in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

U of I researchers create emergency ventilator prototype

WGN News (March 29) -- Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a prototype that could fill the gap in the shortage of commercial ventilators.

CORONAVIRUS How Reddit's coronavirus community became a destination

NBC News (Mar 19) -- Computer science PhD student Rick Barber is a moderator on the /r/coronavirus subreddit, which has grown to more than 1.2 million members. 

Why birds are the world's best engineers

The New York Time (Mar 18.) -- Assistant Professor Mattia Gazzola and PhD student Yashraj Bhosale are helping model the complexities of bird nests at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

A Growing Presence on the Farm: Robots

The New York Times (Feb. 13) -- Grainger agricultural engineer Girish Chowdhary talks with The New York Times about how a new generation of autonomous robots is helping plant breeders shape the crops of tomorrow.

 

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