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Student research team improves communication for the blind

 Nonverbal cues, such as facial expressions and hand gestures, are an integral part of communication. Yet, for a visually-impaired person, these nonverbal cues are unreadable, which handicaps social interaction capabilities. But what if there was a device that could fix that problem? A team of University of Maryland students are creating exactly that. Team FACE … Continue reading

How campus radio stations work

Campus radio stations have one target audience: college students. As a result, college radio is tailored to their interests. The problem is, college students’ interests vary so widely; some may be news junkies, while others might like witty talk shows, and still others may just want to listen to music. How do the stations designate … Continue reading

Thoughts on blogging

In a culture where so many people have access to computers, it seems like reading blogs has become the preferred way of getting information, instead of reading the morning paper. Unlike news articles, blogs can facilitate an online community, where bloggers and readers can have back and forth conversation. In fact, a blog has excelled … Continue reading