Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Three-dimensionally printing the future

By Taylor Schlacter

February 5, 2012

Imagine your kidneys are failing and your only chance for survival is to receive a transplant, but, the waitlist is too long; imagine a tank or other military vehicle supporting a platoon of soldiers is disabled, miles away from...

Never Truly Unplugged

By Cassie Jeon

November 15, 2011

Hoping words would magically appear on the screen, I eyed the blank word document. It was a simple enough assignment – four page research paper. I had already done enough preliminary research to type up a rough draft, yet my...

iPhones: The Magic (Multi) Touch

By Eliza Mitchell

September 29, 2011

We’re all familiar with touchscreens. Whether it’s on our videogame device, on our smartphone, on our tablet, or even in our car, it’s a pretty widely used technology. Since its first inklings in the late 1960s, the...

Trading four-leaf clovers for iPhones

By Nick Bush

March 30, 2011

I can remember the moment I first felt old. It came this past holiday season, as I was home visiting my mother. “You should call your cousin,” she said. “He gave me his cell number. It’s his birthday, and I’m sure he’d love it if you to sent him a text, or post on his Facebook wall.” ...

UMass Professor works on technology to help the blind

By Michelle Altman

January 26, 2011

University of Massachusetts Professor Aura Ganz is perfecting a program to advance the visually impaired’s quality of life. Ganz’s new technology will  provide a blind person with audio directions to destinations via a Bluetoo...

Study examines social media’s impact on student mental health, interpersonal activity

By Jessica Bonheur

October 25, 2010

In today’s fast-paced society, social networking has evolved beyond cell phone calls and text messaging and proliferated onto the Internet. Most teens and college students now have at least one account on the sites Facebook,...

Data suggests that college students are getting lazy

By Lucia Panasci

September 29, 2010

A study by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, entitled “Leisure College, USA” makes the claim that college students studied about 14 hours a week in 2003 in comparison to the 24 hours a week students studied i...

An amazing device

By Eli Gottlieb

September 29, 2010

Two weekends ago, I broke down and committed a shameless, sinful act of consumerist stupidity. I bought an Amazon Kindle at the mall, in the matte white model with free, perpetual 3G data access. I'd heard all about the evils...

Technologies impact on learning

By Yevgeniya Lomakina

April 7, 2010

When walking across campus, one is bound to run into one (or more) students who are busy checking something on their Blackberry or listening to the latest music on their iPod. Their eyes are glued to the little screen in front...

Pacemakers secured

By Sara Cody, Collegian Correspondent and Sara Cody

October 10, 2008

Future recipients of the newest line of implanted medical devices may share a common enemy with the computer in front of them: Internet hackers. In the United States alone, there are more then 2.5 million Implanted Medical...