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.

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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.

Colorado Is Getting Its Wolves Back After Voters Approve Historic Law

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Voters in Colorado have approved Proposition 114, forcing the state government to reintroduce the gray wolf. save the wolves colorado wolves grey wolves wolf reintroduction rewilding wildlife environmental politics scienceIt’s the first time in U.S. history that a ballot measure win has obliged a state government to bring back a species that disappeared due to human actions. Read more.

This Ginormous Dust Storm in Colorado Could Be Seen From Space

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This week a dust storm so ridiculously huge that it was visible from space tore through Colorado. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-East satellite captured a two-hour timelapse of the storm , which you can see above. Read more. weather dust storms meteorology hazards dust storm warning storm warning dust blizzards ice storms

Drive up to Colorado’s huge tornado with this 360-degree video

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Enter a new 360-degree video that shows storm chasers with a 360-degree video camera getting up close and personal with a big tornado in Wray, Colorado. Want some of the thrills of heart-stopping adventure without, you know, the higher-than-typical odds of dying? The tornado just struck the other day and will live forever in the form of a surprisingly calm, … Continue reading. Archive video Videos virtual reality vr

‘Hyper Room’ Offers Collaborative VR Painting In New Beta

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Experiences colorado creativity hyper room multiplayer sculptrvr tilt brushThe post ‘Hyper Room’ Offers Collaborative VR Painting In New Beta appeared first on UploadVR.

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.

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

Digital Trends

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.

State AGs Accuse Google of Abusing Its Monopoly on Search in Third Antitrust Suit

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googles antitrust season google lawsuit state attorneys general colorado attorney general phil weiser monopolyWe’ve waited years to see antitrust action taken against Google, and now there’s too much to keep up with.

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

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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

Digital Trends

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

The New Coronavirus Variant Is in the U.S.—Now What?

GizModo VR

Over the past 24 hours, health officials in Colorado have reported finding two suspected cases of covid-19 caused by a worrying new variant of the coronavirus.

Here, Play With This Quantum Puppet

GizModo VR

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.

Cunning snakes contort their bodies into lasso to climb and hunt

Mashable VR

A team of researchers from Colorado State University and the University of Cincinnati recorded the slithering technique using infrared cameras. You may remember our story about snakes that ' fly '.

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

Road to VR

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.

Public EV charging is a problem. Biden’s presidency could change that.

Mashable VR

That doesn't bode well for other states like Maryland, Colorado, and Oklahoma , which are all trying to encourage more EV sales. California is the most electrified state when it comes to cars: It accounts for up to half of all U.S. electric vehicles sales.

Preserving Historical Landmarks In VR Should Be A Priority

VRScout

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

VRScout

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.

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.

Top VR 360 Movies on YouTube

VRCircle

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.

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.”

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

VRScout

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.

One simple tweak to California's car culture could help save the world

Mashable VR

While it has more public EV charging stations than any other state ( nearly 27,000 ), California only has the fifth highest number of chargers per person — behind Vermont, Hawaii, Oregon and Colorado, and only slightly ahead of South Dakota.

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.

HTC Vive now available to try in some stores

VRCircle

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.

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

Road to VR

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.

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.

Harvest Space Slugs With Real Plungers in This Bizarre VR Experience

VRScout

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

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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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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.

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

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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.