Smoke Exposure or Covid-19? Colorado Governor Says Wildfires Could Mask the Spread of the Virus

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However, it is an unfortunate reality in Colorado and other states that are experiencing wildfire hell right now. In response, Colorado officials have one message: Get… Read more. wildfires covid 19 coronavirus health extreme weather colorado jared polis

A Colorado Wildfire Just Climbed Over the Rockies. In October.

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wildfire season is year round now colorado rocky mountainsEvery time you think you’ve seen it all as a climate reporter, the crisis throws something new at you.

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Colorado State University Has Deployed a 100 Headset VR Lab for Biomedical Education

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Colorado State University has deployed a new VR lab; designed to accommodate up to 100 students simultaneously, the lab’s headsets run custom software which allow students to visualize life-sized virtual cadavers and medical imagery in a shared virtual space. The post Colorado State University Has Deployed a 100 Headset VR Lab for Biomedical Education appeared first on Road to VR.

Experiencing Immersive Art in Colorado

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The post Experiencing Immersive Art in Colorado appeared first on Tech Trends. The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) opens this week, and it will dedicate an entire pavilion to XR Experiences. The BIFF is widely recognized as one of the world’s coolest film festivals, and this year is the first time the event is dedicating an entire pavilion to XR experiences , a move that celebrates the evolution of storytelling and recognizes the integral role technology plays in filmmaking.

Virtual Reality Being Used To Rehabilitate Prisoners In Colorado


Just before the turn of the New Year, VICE News visited the Fremont Correctional Facility in Colorado to interview six inmates. Because of this, programs like Colorado’s early release and rehabilitation program are key for preparing inmates to re-enter society as peaceful, law-abiding citizens. The post Virtual Reality Being Used To Rehabilitate Prisoners In Colorado appeared first on VR World.

The West Is a Song of Ice and Fire

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weather is happening wildfire season is year round now california coloradoI have never watched Game of Thrones , but I’m going to go ahead and assume it’s about what’s going on out West right now. Read more.

‘Hyper Room’ Offers Collaborative VR Painting In New Beta


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How to watch MLB: Colorado Rockies vs. Oakland Athletics online today

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The first 2020 MLB series between the Rockies and Athletics starts tonight. Here's how to watch it with ESPN+. How-To Movies & TV News ESPN how to watch MLB

An Incomplete List of the Past 72 Hours of Unprecedented Weather-Related Calamities

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weather is happening wildfire season is year round now california colorado hurricane seasonYou may have seen our earlier a piece on the swing between fire and freezing in the West, but that only told a small portion of the wild weather Americans have experienced over the past few days.

Interview With Joseph Johnson, Owner of a Colorado Springs VR Arcade


After looking into local VR arcades in my area, I found one- Epic VR – based in the nearby Citadel Mall of Colorado Springs. The interview went amicably, and I walked out with a pretty decent idea of how much it costs to start up a VR arcade, as well as how successful they can be, even in mountain towns like Colorado Springs. We’re right across from GameStop, we know there’s a lot of gamers in Colorado Springs, so we wanted to make sure our customers had sufficient machines.

Concorde replacement from Boom Supersonic edges toward first flight

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The Colorado firm is keen to enable the return of supersonic passenger services. News boom supersonic concorde overture Supersonic Travel

Here, Play With This Quantum Puppet

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This week, Colorado-based startup ColdQuanta announced it has put “quantum matter on the cloud. Which means—what exactly?

Cops Terrorize Black Family but Blame License Plate Reader for Misidentifying 'Stolen' Car

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The Aurora Police Department in Colorado is blaming its license plate reader for misidentifying a “stolen” vehicle after video went viral showing a Black family with young children being menaced and traumatized by several cops.

Oxford VR Picks up $12.5M in Funding for Its VR-based Therapy Platform

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SEE ALSO Colorado State University Has Deployed a 100 Headset VR Lab for Biomedical Education. In the US, the company has also established a partnership with the Colorado-based National Mental Health Innovation Center (NMHIC) where it is running multiple pilots using VR therapy treatments. Virtual reality therapy startup Oxford VR today announced its secured $ 12.5 million in Series A financing to further its research and development into VR-based therapy programs.

Elon Musk announces next Tesla factory location

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About 2,000 acres on the Colorado River is "basically going to be an ecological paradise," Musk said. And the winner is. Austin, Texas. Elon Musk finally announced the location of Tesla's next U.S. car plant on Wednesday's earnings call.

Preserving Historical Landmarks In VR Should Be A Priority


and the Native American cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde in southern Colorado. Ensuring history survives using modern day technology. Yesterday, the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France suffered a devastating fire that caused significant, lasting damage to the 12 Century building.

Matchbox Twenty to Stream Concert Live In VR


The legendary rock band will livestream their Colorado concert with customizable options for VR users. Tonight, Matchbox Twenty will rock the infamous Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, to a crowd full of insatiable fans. Matchbox Twenty’s live Denver, Colorado concert will be available in VR for $19.99 October 4th via the free Swivel VR app. Matchbox Twenty is a band infamous for not only their stellar rock music, but also their desire to experiment and innovate.

Netflix's 'American Murder: The Family Next Door' forces viewers to question their false perceptions

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In August of 2018, 34-year-old Shannan Watts of Frederick, Colorado, went missing after returning from a work trip. Her two young daughters were also nowhere to be found, but her husband remained — and her friends were understandably concerned. Watts' disappearance made national news.

VRsenal, Maker of ‘Beat Saber’ Arcade Cabinets, Rebuts Fraud Allegations

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VRsenal, maker of out-of-home VR products including an officially licensed Beat Saber arcade cabinet, has pushed back on fraud allegations raised in an indictment filed by a Colorado court last month. Davenport’s statement goes on to say that Rendon, “with the aid of some overly zealous prosecutors in Larimer County, Colorado, […] suddenly exaggerated his civil claims into criminal charges through the use and abuse of the grand jury system.”

Top VR 360 Movies on YouTube


Read the full story from Intel here Grand Canyon 4K 360º Video by 360 Labs Recently 360 labs added the 4K version, allowing you to explore the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with Western River Expeditions and 360 Labs, a 360º VR production company based in Portland, Or. John Wesley Powell's journal entry as he passed the Confluence area with the Little Colorado River, considered the beginning of the Grand Canyon itself.

Boulder International Film Festival Will Include A Pavilion Dedicated Entirely To XR Experiences


VR and AR take center stage at this year’s BIFF in Colorado. The Boulder International Film Festival ( BIFF ), which takes place in Colorado next week, is widely recognized as one of the world’s coolest film festivals. . This year is the first time the event is dedicating an entire pavilion to XR experiences , a move that celebrates the evolution of storytelling and recognizes the integral role technology plays in filmmaking.

Google Maps now shows a lot more information about wildfires

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Raging blazes in both California and Colorado make Google's new wildfire warning features all the more relevant. The company's crisis response team released an updated alert system for wildfires in Google Search and on Google Maps on Thursday.

FundamentalVR Raises $5.6M Investment to Further Develop VR Surgery Training Tools

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SEE ALSO Colorado State University Has Deployed a 100 Headset VR Lab for Biomedical Education. FundamentalVR , a company specializing in VR medical training, has closed a £4.3 million (~$5.6 million) Series A funding round in effort to further develop its surgical training and data analysis platform, Fundamental Surgery. The funding round was led by Downing Ventures, with participation from Epic Private Equity, and Brighteyes Ventures.

HTC Vive now available to try in some stores


Later this week, another HTC Vive demo experience will also be available at the Park Meadows Mall in Colorado. You may have been fortunate to attend a tech event within the last few years, such as CES and tried VR. Otherwise, you have probably not tried an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. VR is something you need to try to really "get it." HTC announced today you'll shortly be able to try the HTC Vive in limited stores such as Microsoft stores and GameStop.

VR Tour App ‘MasterWorks’ Uses Photogrammetry to Bring You to 4 Fully Explorable Heritage Sites

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Mesa Verde Native American cliff dwellings of Colorado. MasterWorks: Journey Through History (2018) is a new app for Oculus Rift and Gear VR that takes you on a guided tour through four cultural sites spanning three continents.

Harvest Space Slugs With Real Plungers in This Bizarre VR Experience


Developed as part of this year’s Global Game Jam at the University of Colorado, the bizarre VR experience tasks users with harvesting adorable space slugs on a desolate planet in order to power their fuel harvester. Toilet plungers as VR controllers. Every so often a VR experience comes along so ridiculously insane you’re not quite sure it actually exists.

Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR


However, the Ananda Ok Kyaung temple is just one of 25 other available sites spanning 18 different countries including the historic city of Ayutthaya in Thailand , the Al Azem Palace in Damascus, Syria, and my personal favorite, the Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings in Colorado, U.S. . Google assists CyArk in saving our heritage by preserving the wonders of the world in VR.

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Apple Acquires AR Optics Startup Akonia Holographics

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Founded in 2012, Colorado-based Akonia Holographics claims to have 200 patents focused on holography, specifically pertaining to storage and optics. Apple has acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup focused on holographic display and storage technology. The move is the latest development in a years-long string of acquisitions, patents, and hirings by the company focused on augmented and virtual reality technology.

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Inmates Use VR To Prepare For Life On The Outside

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A new early-release program in Colorado helps prisoners convicted as teenagers adjust to the world they missed 20-plus years ago. Thankfully, things are beginning to look up for these forgotten “lost boys” of sorts thanks to a new early-release program in Colorado designed to rehabilitate those convicted as juveniles.

Intel Cuts 3-Year Deal With MLB For VR Broadcast Content


Intel also released the schedule for June in their press release for the announcement : Cleveland Indians vs. Colorado Rockies on June 6 at 8:40 p.m. The NBA, NFL, and NCAA have all been tapped for virtual content on a regular basis and will likely continue to forge relationships with immersive content producers as the quality of the hardware and streams continue to increase.

Virtuix And Funovation Launch VR Arena For Virtual Reality Esports


Based in Colorado, Funovation has attractions installed in 350 locations in 29 countries. Virtuix tried to get home consumers to use its Omni virtual reality treadmill in years past, without much success. Now the company is targeting its treadmill tech for esports VR contests in VR arcades in a partnership with Funovation. Back in 2014, the company raised millions in funding on Kickstarter and from investors for its $500 treadmill.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Colorado. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)? Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about.

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DigiLens Raises $50 Million To Develop Cheap AR Display Tech


DigiLens has competition in TruLife Optics, WaveOptics, and Colorado-based Akonia Holographics, the latter of which spent a decade (and $100 million) unsuccessfully pursuing holographic storage before pivoting to displays.

Intel & Major League Baseball Partnership Will Bring Free Weekly Games Streamed in VR

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The schedule of June’s so-called ‘Intel True VR Game of the Week’ follows: Cleveland Indians vs. Colorado Rockies. Live VR broadcasts from the world’s biggest sporting leagues are steadily becoming easier to find. A major new three year partnership between Intel and MLB, America’s leading baseball league, will bring weekly live baseball games streamed in VR for free to Gear VR via Intel’s ‘True VR’ tech.

Samsung XR and EarthX Debut Environmentally-focused 360 Short Films

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Journey down the mighty Colorado River to see the Grand Canyon as too few do, from the bottom looking up. Samsung has partnered with EarthX to debut a dozen immersive short films on the Samsung XR video platform from environmentally-focused filmmakers. Samsung XR is Samsung’s immersive video platform, and home to more than 10,000 videos.

EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

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At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

How VR Brings Real Benefits To The Real Estate Industry


As an example, my company Outer Realm recently implemented room scale VR tours for high-end luxury properties in Aspen Colorado, with broker Andrew Ernemann and developer Aspen Starwood properties.This has been a huge success with prospective buyers and has translated into real business value. One of the first steps for a prospective real estate buyer or tenant is to get an accurate sense of the unbuilt property they are interested in. Specifically, what will it look like, of course.