The scientists blended in with the Michigan snow — white jumpsuits, white hoods, white face masks, periwinkle surgical gloves — as they set up their device outside of the Barton family pig farm.
The team’s device is designed to kill airborne viruses on the wing, funneling them through a field of nonthermal plasma that inactivates the majority of them, leaving them unable to infect their target cells. And while they were not able to generate enough viruses in the air to test their device at Barton, the lab results looked promising.