Alaska Airlines Begins Testing VR As First Class Entertainment

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Alaska Airlines new VR theater experience could make you forget you are on an airplane. Seeing its potential as a new form of airborne entertainment, Seattle, WA-based Alaska Airlines has begun testing an inflight VR entertainment package that would swap out the standard head-rest screen with a super lightweight Qualcomm Snapdragon powered SkyLights Allosky VR headset that would offer a selection of 2D and 3D films along with 360 VR content during your trip.

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Alaska Airlines to Ban 'Emotional Support' Animals Starting January 11

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Alaska Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will no longer allow passengers to bring emotional support animals on its aircraft for any reservations made after January 11. alaska airlines service animals department of transportation dot airlines transportation flights

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Alaska’s Coastal Permafrost Is More Vulnerable Than We Thought

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Scientists have long assumed that a thick, solid mass of permafrost underpins all of Alaska like the sturdy foundation of a house, stretching from the tundra to the and below the seafloor. permafrost alaska ice ice maybe

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Alaska May Be Hiding a Huge Volcanic System

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volcanoes geology alaska calderas scienceAs if we needed more upsetting right news right now, geologists have reason to suspect that a cluster of Alaskan islands is actually part of an interconnected volcanic system of the same kind seen at Yellowstone National Park. Read more.

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Jet Hits Bear on Alaska Runway

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airlines alaska airlines bear accident yakutat airportFor decades, people have wondered who would win in a battle of jetliner vs. bear. Over the weekend, we finally got an answer, and it might just break your heart. Read more.

Found in Alaska, These Blue Beads Could Be the Oldest Evidence of European Goods in North America

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European-crafted glass beads found at three different indigenous sites in northern Alaska date back to the pre-colonial period of North America, in what is an intriguing archaeological discovery.

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Texas is Colder Than Alaska Right Now

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In a turn of events that will surprise exactly no one at this point, a large swath of the United States is currently experiencing an extreme and unprecedented weather event. Read more. texas united states fahrenheit dallas weather cold wave national weather service

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HoloLens Exhibit Teleports You to the Tundra of Arctic Alaska

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A preview of Murmur debuted at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska earlier this month. The post HoloLens Exhibit Teleports You to the Tundra of Arctic Alaska appeared first on VRScout. Holograms take you to a faraway Arctic marsh. Connecticut naval museum Mystic Seaport is opening an exhibit that uses Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality headset to let guests walk into a tundra through holograms and spatialized sound.

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Record-Breaking Bird Just Flew Nonstop From Alaska to New Zealand

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A conservation group has tracked a migration for the ages, in which a male bar-tailed godwit flew from Alaska to New Zealand without taking a single break.

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The Last Unknown Takes Viewers to Some of the Most Remote Islands on Earth

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The chain of 2,500 islands jut off the coast of mainland Alaska and form a 1,200-mile (1,931-kilometer) arc in the Bering Sea. Photographer and filmmaker Ian Shive is known for documenting remote locations, and it doesn’t get much more remote than the Aleutian Islands.

Coronavirus infects bear cam rangers in remote Alaska

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The coronavirus has reached an isolated part of an already remote national park in Alaska.

Some Truly Disruptive Suggestions for Elon Musk's $100 Million Carbon Sequestration Prize

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Alaska Airlines wants you to wear a VR headset while you fly

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Alaska Airlines announced today that is has a new way for some flyers to pass the time while they’re in the air, as it has outfitted some of cross-country routes with VR headsets. Generally speaking, air travel is a pretty dull affair that is nonetheless a reality of life for a lot of people. More specifically, Allosky headsets from SkyLights … Continue reading. Archive airplanes flight Travel virtual reality vr

Volcanic Eruption in Alaska May Have Sparked Political Turmoil in Ancient Rome

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An unusually powerful volcanic eruption in 43 BCE has been linked to political upheaval on the other side of the globe, including the fall of the Roman Republic and the Ptolemaic Kingdom. Read more. volcanic eruptions climate change atmospheric science ancient rome history science

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How the fat bears are beamed from remote Alaska to the world

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Welcome to Fat Bear Week 2020! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they've transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds.

Facebook Is Letting a Pipeline Company Run Ads While Muzzling Its Opponents

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First Class Tickets Get VR Movies On Some Boston Routes

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That’s the pilot project being tested by Alaska Airlines with a basic VR headset built only for 3D and 360-degree movie viewing. Tagged with: Alaska Airlines , In-Flight Entertainment Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post First Class Tickets Get VR Movies On Some Boston Routes appeared first on UploadVR. 360 Alaska Airlines In-Flight Entertainment

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Dentist Who Pulled Tooth While Riding Hoverboard Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

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This week, Seth Lookhart, a former dentist in Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced to 12 years in jail after a video of him removing a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard drew… Read more. viral villains seth lookhart dentist hoverboard alaska sentencing

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Scientists Found the Oldest Known Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone

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The Oil Industry Threatens Alaskan Polar Bears in Their Dens

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Trump Administration Rejects Alaska's Controversial Pebble Mine Project

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The Trump administration rejected plans for a controversial open-pit mining project in Alaska on Wednesday that, if approved, could have threatened a thriving ecosystem for wild sockeye salmon.

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What's Fat Bear Week?

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Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve is one of the wildest, least developed national parks, allowing an untrammeled natural world to flourish. More about Animals , Alaska , Fat Bear Week , Fat Bear Week , and Science. Animals Alaska Fat Bear Week Science

The boss of all the fat bears

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More about Animals , Alaska , Fat Bear Week , Fat Bear Week , and Science. Animals Alaska Fat Bear Week ScienceWelcome to Fat Bear Week 2020 !

'All the bears are fat this year'

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A prodigious, record-breaking salmon run in a major river feeding Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve provided the brown bears — who are livestreamed on explore.org — an abundance of fish this year. More about Bears , Alaska , Fat Bear Week , Fat Bear Week , and Science. Bears Alaska Fat Bear Week ScienceWelcome to Fat Bear Week 2020!

The Fat Bear Week winner is truly colossal

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More about Bears , Alaska , Fat Bear Week , Science , and Animals. Bears Alaska Fat Bear Week Science AnimalsWelcome to Fat Bear Week 2020 ! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they've transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds. The park is holding its annual playoff-like competition for the fattest of the fat bears (you can vote online between Sept. 30 and Oct.

2 behemoths clash in the Fat Bear Week finals

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Fat bears have a good shot at surviving Alaska's long, harsh winter hibernation. More about Alaska , Bear Cam , Fat Bear Week , Science , and Animals. Alaska Bear Cam Fat Bear Week Science AnimalsWelcome to Fat Bear Week 2020 ! Katmai National Park and Preserve’s brown bears spent the summer gorging on 4,500-calorie salmon, and they've transformed into rotund giants, some over 1,000 pounds.

An Alaskan Glacier Has Started Moving Really, Really Fast

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If you’re visiting Alaska this year, you may get to experience a once-in-a-lifetime geologic event. A glacier in Denali National Park has started moving between 50 to 100 times faster than normal. Read more.

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The U.S. Needs a Supergrid

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Yet just a week ago, it was colder than Alaska , and we all know what happened next. Right now, Texas is in the balmy mid-50s. Much of the state’s energy capacity got knocked offline , leaving millions of people without power, heat, and water for days. Read more.

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Wow, even Don Jr. opposes the giant mine in fat bear country

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The opposition to a giant mine in the heart of Alaska's Bristol Bay — a land teeming with fat bears and the world's largest run of sockeye salmon — is formidable. Alaska , Science , and Politics. Alaska Science Politics

The World Still Sucks, but at Least Bear Cam Is Back

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That’s why I’m excited to announce that Alaska’s Katmai National Park has set up its live bear cams for the summer. At Earther, we stan the bears. Bears are good , especially when they are fat. They are the hero we all need.

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Lies Below Is A New VR Survival Horror Game For Oculus Inspired By Japanese Horror Manga

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Set in the remote mountain town of Slumber, Alaska, this disturbing narrative-driven VR game will have you fighting for your life as you face-off against hordes of unsettling creatures pulled straight out of a Silent Hill game.

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A cub died on the bear cams, a testimony of the harsh bear world

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While walking along Alaska's Brooks River on Tuesday, a cub stumbled while viewers watched apprehensively on the bear cams. The clearly enfeebled young bear struggled to keep up with its mother and two siblings. Eventually, the cub vanished into the high summer grass.

Oculus Exclusive Lies Beneath Lights The Flame In New Teaser Trailers

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Lies Beneath is set in the fictional town of Slumber, Alaska. Oculus exclusive Lies Beneath was only announced a few weeks ago, but it’s out at the end of the month. Developer Drifter isn’t wasting any time with its marketing, then.

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GameStop is Selling Refurbished PSVR Headsets for $99, Available 1 Day Only

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GameStop only ships the headset in the lower 48, meaning Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico residents needs not apply. Whatever your opinion on GameStop, we know a deal when we see one. For today only, on April 8th, GameStop is selling refurbished PSVR headsets for $100.

Giant mine in fat bear country just cleared a major hurdle

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Alaska's Bristol Bay, a region teeming with fat bears and the richest run of sockeye salmon in the world, is one of the wildest lands left in North America. More about Environment , Bears , Alaska , Science , and Climate Environment. Environment Bears Alaska Science Climate Environmen

The live cam that shows you the emerald Northern Lights is back

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Explore.org is the same organization that livestreams the extraordinarily fat bears in Alaska. Where the polar bears roam , the northern lights glow.

Lies Beneath Is A Silent Hill-Inspired VR Horror Game For Quest + Rift

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Set in the fictional town of Slumber, Alaska (which Drifter has mocked up a fun travel website for) Lies Beneath casts players as Mae. Following teases earlier this week , Gunheart developer Drifter Entertainment just announced its next VR game, Lies Beneath.

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