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Conference on visual impairment showcases new technology
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Conference on visual impairment showcases new technology

The Computer Center for Visually Impaired People at Baruch College held their ninth annual Employment and Visual Impairment Conference on April 9, covering the topic of “Policy and Practice: ‘Designing for the Future.’” Sponsored by the School of Public Affairs and several organizations, including The New York State Commission for the Blind, the conference was…

Outdoor light slows childhood myopia
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Outdoor light slows childhood myopia

Myopia, also called nearsightedness, describes the condition in which the observer cannot clearly see objects that are far away. Instead, the person is only able to distinctly see things that are located in close proximity. Though the explanations behind myopia are just as varied as they are inconclusive, blurry vision is usually caused by light…

Stardew Valley brings farm fresh gameplay
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Stardew Valley brings farm fresh gameplay

Farming and community simulators are niche genres long dominated by Nintendo’s ever-popular Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing series. Requiring no objectives, violence or intensive play, these relaxing games are hits that have resonated with fans since the late 1990s and early 2000s. The market for these games is unsaturated, so it comes with no surprise…

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CUNY computer science classes serve as gateway for women

CUNY, Cornell Tech and Verizon have partnered to launch a technology education initiative designed to increase the number of women working in the technology fields. The Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York initiative will work to supply both undergraduate and graduate women with the support needed to enter the male-dominated computer science field….

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Abortion pill regulations grow lax as FDA makes new ruling

Mifeprex, when taken with Misoprostol, has long been an alternative for women who are considering abortion. Mifeprex facilitates abortion by blocking the pregnancy hormone, progesterone, thus causing a miscarriage. March 30 marked the drug’s new labelling and regimen change by the Food and Drug Administration, which came almost 16 years following its original approval. Prior…

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Video games may promote better mental health in children

Video games are usually referred to as excessively violent, antisocial and bad for children’s mental de- velopment. Given this perception, it may come as a surprise to many that video games can actually have a positive effect on children. A study conducted by researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Paris Descartes…

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