North Carolina Zoo Adds Portal To Africa With VR Expedition

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The North Carolina Zoo is partnering with Looking Glass to enhance their offering of exotic animals by giving visitors a chance to go on a virtual expedition in Africa. The North Carolina Zoo has a wealth of habitats for different animals, including a few from Africa. The Expedition Africa VR application, however, gives patrons a look at rhinos, elephants, and meerkats in an environment they’re more comfortable in.

Higher Education in Africa After COVID-19

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How will higher education look like in Africa after COVID-19? As we consider these issues, the World Economic Forum reports a startling disparity between access and education in Africa as countries around the world continue to battle the fall out. What will higher education in Africa look like after COVID-19? Founder, Dan Lejerskar points out that it is more important than ever for Africa to develop domestic capacity to support future education needs.

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WebAR Experience by Coca-Cola First in South Africa

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However, the company’s marketing department recently made a huge first with a WebAR experience in South Africa. “All consumers need to do is scan the QR code on our cans to launch the AR experience via their web browser, rather than downloading an app , “ Nicky Pillay, Senior Digital Transformation Manager Southern and East Africa at the Coca-Cola Company, said in a release shared with ARPost. Coca-Cola is one of the most internationally recognized brands ever.

Higher Education in Africa After COVID-19

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How will higher education look like in Africa after COVID-19? As we consider these issues, the World Economic Forum reports a startling disparity between access and education in Africa as countries around the world continue to battle the fall out. What will higher education in Africa look like after COVID-19? Founder, Dan Lejerskar points out that it is more important than ever for Africa to develop domestic capacity to support future education needs.

Moderna Says Its Vaccine Should Work Against UK and South Africa Coronavirus Variants

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The covid-19 vaccine developed by Moderna can likely fend off worrying variants of the coronavirus first found in the UK and South Africa, the company announced Monday.

A Young Soldier Proves Her Might in a First Glimpse at North Africa-Inspired Debut Fantasy The Unbroken

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Clark’s debut , The Unbroken , a fantasy tale set in a desert kingdom inspired by North Africa. exclusive authors the unbroken cl clark africa booksThe destinies of two women—one, a soldier; the other, a princess —become intertwined in C.L.

EON Reality joins the Commercial Aviation Manufacturers Association of South Africa (CAMASA)

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EON Reality’s Tshwane IDC in South Africa has become a full member of CAMASA (Commercial Aviation Manufacturers Association of South Africa). The post EON Reality joins the Commercial Aviation Manufacturers Association of South Africa (CAMASA) appeared first on EON Reality. CAMASA is a joint initiative of industry and government that represents the business interests of the sector, with a view to significant export growth.

Worlds Largest Earth Day Event Will Use VR & AR To Empower People Across The Globe

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You will find yourself swimming with dolphins, rescuing turtles, exploring remote islands, and traveling through Africa to defend wildlife – all through the power of AR, VR, and MR technology. A touching scene from My Africa / Image Credit: Passion Planet, Vision3. News Earthx Earthx2019 Expo EarthxFilm EarthxInteractive MY AFRICAImmersive storytelling will have you looking at environmental issues in an impactful new way. 2019 will be an important year for Earth Day.

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Celebrate Earth Day With These Nature Themed VR Experiences

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MY AFRICA. Narrated by Lupita Nyong’o, My Africa is an eye-opening 360-degree documentary short that covers the courageous efforts of Northern Kenya tribes to protect African wildlife from animal poachers. News Earth Day 2019 Google Earth Greenland Melting MY AFRICA Nature Treks VR Project Chimps THE STANFORD OCEAN ACIDIFICATION EXPERIENCEImmersive experiences that highlight the importance of environmental protection.

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Newly discovered mice live in water, have kangaroo-like feet – Future Blink

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More about Mashable Video , Africa , Species , Mice , and Science. Mashable Video Africa Species Mice ScienceColomys are named for their long feet that allow them to navigate shallow waters while hunting for prey. Read more.

Empowering Women in South Africa Through Design and VR

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TL;DR: In March of this year, Facebook was invited by non-profit organization Girls Invent Tomorrow to give two workshops on design and VR with local

A Young Girl Becomes One With the Sea in This New African Animated Series

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isaura lucan animation africaThousands of miles away from Hollywood, a new heroine is being born. Her name is Isaura. She’s from Mozambique, can breathe underwater and talk to turtles, and wants to save the planet. Read more.

A Massive Elephant Herd Has ‘Taken Everyone by Surprise’ in Its Return to Virunga National Park

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elephants democratic republic of the congo conservation africa violenceIn a rare sign that not everything is terrible, elephants are returning to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read more.

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New EON Reality Interactive Digital Center at University of the Western Cape Will Teach Students How to Develop AR and VR Products

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As a part of the Global Emergency Initiative, the education-based center will be one of EON Reality’s key contributors in using and developing premium content and curricula for the company’s flagship AVR Platform for South Africa and beyond. News UWC africa AR cape town college coronavirus covid-19 IDC Interactive Digital Center learning remote south africa university VR western cape

United Kingdom and South Africa Teams of EON Reality Demonstrated the Benefits of the AVR Platform During UNIDO General Conference

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The post United Kingdom and South Africa Teams of EON Reality Demonstrated the Benefits of the AVR Platform During UNIDO General Conference appeared first on EON Reality Ken Swain, Chairman of EON Reality Manchester and Lucett Ramokgopa, Business Development Director of EON Reality Tshwane , joined forces together at UNIDO’s General Conference. EON Reality has been in partnership with UNIDO for quite some time.

CNN, Forbes, Bloomberg, And Others Cover Mexico IDC Announcement And South Africa Inauguration

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The City of Tshwane claims it will be home to the first virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content training centre in continental Africa. The post CNN, Forbes, Bloomberg, And Others Cover Mexico IDC Announcement And South Africa Inauguration appeared first on EON Reality.

Startups Weekly: Chinese investors double down on African startups

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China’s pivot to Africa. This year, those three companies brought in a total of $240 million in venture capital funding from 15 different Chinese investors, who’ve become increasingly active in Africa’s tech scene. billion people represent the largest share of the world’s unbanked and underbanked population — which makes fintech Africa’s most promising digital sector,” Bright notes. Kenya’s Twiga Foods eyes West Africa after Goldman investment.

Second-Largest Ebola Outbreak in History Is Finally Over

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Local health officials and the World Health Organization today finally declared the end of an outbreak of Ebola that had plagued the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa for nearly two years. ebola viruses science africa world health organizationIt was the second-largest outbreak of the deadly viral disease in recorded history, infecting over 3,400 people and… Read more.

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Tribeca Film Festival’s Virtual Arcade Steps Up VR Game For 2018

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MY AFRICA. Narrated by Lupita Nyong’o, My Africa is a 360-degree documentary short dedicated to covering the impressive efforts by Northern Kenya tribes to protect African wildlife from poachers. Attendees sat on swivel stools in the center of a serene safari layout giving you a real sense of Africa’s beauty, further emphasizing the need for its protection. Tribeca’s Virtual Arcade returns once again to bring groundbreaking immersive experiences. .

Al Akhawayn University in Morocco Joins EON Reality’s Self-Directed Learning Initiative

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Located in the city of Ifrane, Al Akhawayn University serves as one of the top liberal arts-style universities in the Middle East and Africa region. Press Release africa Al Akhawayn University AR coronavirus covid global middle east morocco remote school self-directed learning university VRApproximately 200 students will create up to 500 lessons for the AVR Platform starting this month.

Building Empathy: ‘Under the Net’ Malaria Documentary Shows the Art and Power of VR

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The campaign is focused on providing protective nets to the people of Africa, where mosquitoes pass Malaria to people at night. Sports journalist Rick Reilly, who has a long history of writing stories for Sports Illustrated and ESPN, found out about the threat of Malaria to the children of Africa and realized he could make a difference. Tagged with: africa , documentary , malaria , nothing but nets , under the net.

3D scanning sheds light on newly discovered 2-million-year-old fossilized skull

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This week, researchers announced the discovery of an incredibly rare, two-million-year-old skull in South Africa. Here's how 3D scanning tech helped. News 3D scanning

Is VR the Future of News?

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Your guide through this complex experience is BBC Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead. Your guide through this complex experience is BBC Africa Correspondent Alastair Leithead Click To Tweet. “As Tech Trends VR Tech 360 Video Africa AR BBC Documentary Immersive Technology MR News Nile Nile River VR VR ConsultancyMarvin is the BBC’s newest foreign correspondent, and you can get inside his head.

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‘Operation Apex’ Takes You to the Great White’s Delicately Balanced Ocean Ecosystem, Now Available on Vive

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Curiscope created Operation Apex under the guidance of South Africa-based research and conservation organization Oceans Research. HTC Vive Games News VR Games curiscope divign in vr Enrico Gennari htc vive studios ocean vr oceans research south africa operation apex scuba vr underwater vr vr conservation vr dibing vr education vr ocean exploration vr sharks

EarthXR Hosts Playlist of Environmentally-Focused 360 Content Through Samsung XR

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“ My Africa “; “Valen’s Reef”; “Under the Canopy” – Conservation International. News EarthxFilm EarthXR Ghost Fleet Guardians of the Forest Guardians of the Kingdom My Africa Nakuru Kuru Oculus Quest Oculus Rift Samsung XR The First Virtual Reserve The Hydrous Presents: Immerse Tree Huggers Windows Mixed Reality

South African Coronavirus Variant May Dodge Existing Immunity in Some People

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Recent data announced over the weekend suggests a variant first found in South Africa can escape detection from antibodies in some people who had… Read more

Jupiter Just Sprouted a Brand New Spot

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An amateur astronomer in South Africa has detected a bright new surface feature rising above the cloud tops on Jupiter. Read more. jupiter astronomy planetary science science

Giraffes Are Basically Fuzzy Lightning Rods, New Research Suggests

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Earlier this year, conservationists in South Africa discovered two adult giraffes struck down by lightning, signaling a potentially underrated risk for this majestic species.

AdTech versus MarTech – evolving with a changing demographic and environment

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All General adtech future ad africa marktech martechIt seems like I’m not the only person questioning the difference between AdTech and MarTech (or MarketingTech), as I’ve found dozens of resources discussing the [.]. The post AdTech versus MarTech – evolving with a changing demographic and environment appeared first on Immersive Authority.

The Best VR Experiences From Raindance Film Festival 2018

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My Africa is a project by Conservation International to educate audiences about Reteti, a community run Elephant Sanctuary in Kenya, working to save elephants, reknitting an ancient coexistence between people and wildlife. News Awake: Episode One Grenfell: Our Home Hotel Zentai Inside Tumucumaque Madrid Noir MY AFRICA Raindance The Apple The Evolution of Testicles TransferenceThis year’s festival in London showcased a bold range of pioneering VR content.

Scientists Found a 200,000-Year-Old Human Bed Made From Grass and Ash

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Archaeologists from South Africa have uncovered rudimentary beds that early humans made by placing bundles of grass onto a layer of ash. Sounds basic, but these Stone Age beds were more sophisticated than they appear at first glance. Read more.

New 23andMe Study Reveals the Genetic Legacy of Slavery in the Americas

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Based on genetic analysis of over 50,000 people, the study reaffirms other historical evidence of how different groups of people in Africa were forcibly taken from their homes, as well as how those… Read more.

Milestones leading to winning the 2nd prize in the Innovation Hub’s GAP ICT 2016 competition

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TIHMC is a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA) which is an agency of Gauteng Provincial Government’s Department of Economic Development (GDED) in South Africa. General Mixed Reality Visual GAP ICT Awards GAPICT HoloDome HoloPort Innovation Hub South Africa VR startupImmersive Authority entered The Innovation Hub Management Company’s (TIHMC) GAP ICT 2016 competition which opened on 11 April 2016.

EON Reality Tshwane Attends the Aerospace and Defence Air Show 2018

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The EON Reality Tshwane IDC was given a platform to be part of The Africa Aerospace and Defence 2018 exhibition held at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Centurion, Tshwane. The massive crowd was a clear sign of the incredible rise in interest that Augmented and Virtual Reality technology has seen across Africa in recent years. For more information on EON Reality’s presence in South Africa, check out the EON Reality Tshwane page.

National Geographic and YouTube are creating three VR video projects

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Called “The Okavango Experience,” this VR series will take viewers through the Okavango Delta in Africa, following a NatGeo team across 1,500 miles over the course of four months. On December 11, the first of three virtual reality projects from YouTube and National Geographic will debut on the video platform.

How to ferment your food (and why you definitely should)

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Fermentation first arose more than 10,000 years ago , when the first known yogurt was (probably accidentally) created in North Africa, which paved the way for a crucial and healthy form of preservation that reshaped our relationship with food and survival.

Graduation of the Inaugural Cohort from the Morocco IDC, a Collaboration between USAID, UM6P, ADD, EON Reality and Other Partners

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Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is a hub of education, research, innovation and entrepreneurship, aspiring to become a solid bridge of knowledge between Morocco, Africa and the world.