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Android App to Help Blind People Study Math

Studying math while blind is a difficult proposition because many concepts are visually represented using charts, graphs, and other methods. To help address this problem, Engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed an Android app for touchscreen tablets that essentially turns visual objects into tactile ones. When the user touches a line or other object on the screen, the program activates the built-in vibrator so that the object can be felt.
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Eye-Tracking Study Reveals How We Use Facebook’s Graph Search

Technology : (2 years ago)

Lenna Garibian of recently discussed a new eye-tracking study that monitored how users interact with Facebook graph search compared to other search engines. She writes, “Similar to search engine results pages, bei... Read Post

iPad app teaches students key skill for success in math, science, engineering

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (last year)

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an iPad app that helps students learn spatial visualization, an essential skill for doing well in science, math and engineering. They have been testing the app dur... Read Post

Study Suggests Jogging Could Keep You Young

Industries / Medical : Health Beat (5 hours ago)

Researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder and Humboldt State University carried out a study that reveals some unexpected benefits for older adults who jog. The study observed adults over age 65 – some walking for exercise... Read Post

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