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How has social media changed us?

How has social media changed us?

Olivia Stafford

November 16, 2018

Social media has consumed young people and has changed the way we communicate. From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed, we are submerging  ourselves into the digital world, oblivious to what is going on off our screens. Fifty-one percent of people ages 18 to 24 said that it would be ...

Technology is changing cognition

Luke Liscio

April 27, 2018

The negative effects of technology are widely known, yet we refuse to acknowledge them. Instead of just relying on research to understand the effects of technology, such as addiction to our devices and decreased face-to-face interaction, we must also use our own wits to identify these effects in ou...

It’s time to close the laptop and open a book

It’s time to close the laptop and open a book

Alexander Collingsworth

February 23, 2017

The Netflix logo is beginning to seem diabolical. Am I watching Netflix or is Netflix watching me? It seems that these days you must make a conscious and intentional effort to turn off your screens and to pick up a book or newspaper and read it. If you’re reading this article, you ar...

Physicists find new way of seeing atoms

Physicists find new way of seeing atoms

Alexandra Shannon

April 21, 2016

A UVM physicist has found a new way to see atoms in industrial materials using X-rays.   The findings of the experiment were first released online March 28 by the Nature Physics journal. Physics professor Randall Headrick led the research team, which consisted of his graduate student, Jeffre...

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