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Belkin to manufacture emergency ventilators based on Illinois Rapid Vent design
5.12.20  |  USA Today
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How medical robots will help treat patients in future 0utbreaks
5.2.20  | IEEE Spectrum
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Nanostimulators boost stem cells for muscle repair
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These data visualizations tell us what's really happening with Coronavirus 
4.28.20  | Popular Mechanics
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Illinois computer scientist, physicist elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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Inexpensive, portable detector identifies pathogens in minutes
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Measurements reveal evidence of elusive particles in  newly-discovered superconductor
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Seven projects selected for funding by the Grassroots Initiatives to Address Needs Together project
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Professor Xiao Su wins NSF CAREER Award

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Mittal Receives Facebook Research Award

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Take a virtual tour through five forward-looking construction projects will give our world-class faculty and students the infrastructure and space they need to succeed.

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$100 million Center for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments to drive smart, reconfigurable technologies

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Jump ARCHES partnership expands; endowment now exceeds $100 million

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