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. Looking Glass is a North Carolina-based company that specializes in delivering VR content for businesses. The North Carolina Zoo has a wealth of habitats for different animals, including a few from Africa.

Smoke 100 Cigarettes Right Now If You Want a Vaccine in North Carolina (Kidding, Please Don't)

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I do not condone these things, but if any of the above applies to you, and you are a North Carolina resident, you may be… Read more. Have you smoked 100 cigarettes in your life? Can you take up, and kick, a pack-a-day habit in the next two weeks?

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North Carolina's election results delayed because of printer problems

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We're going to have to wait just a bit longer for any elections results from North Carolina, a key swing state in the 2020 presidential election.

Walmart pilots air drone delivery service in North Carolina

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The pilot launches today in Fayetteville, North Carolina, using drones from Israeli startup Flytrex to deliver select grocery and household items from neighboring Walmart stores. Walmart is now testing a flying drone delivery service it hopes will speed up shipments.

Trump and RNC Sue North Carolina for Making Absentee Voting Simpler

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The election board of North Carolina issued new guidance this week essentially giving voters a second chance if they screw up filling out their absentee ballot.

Will Biden's EPA Take On Wood Burning?

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Last week, President-elect Joe Biden nominated Michael Regan, who now heads North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

#863: UNCSA Immersive Storytelling Residency Program

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Note: This is a sponsored content post from the University University of North Carolina School of the Arts The Media + Emerging Technology Lab (METL).

A Fitbit for Mussels, Not Muscles

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Researchers from North Carolina State University have designed what they call a “custom Fitbit” to track freshwater mussel activity as a way to detect water pollutants. Even mollusks can’t escape wearables.

#967: Open Call for Immersive Storytelling Residency Program 2021 at UNCSA

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Note: This is a sponsored content post from the University University of North Carolina School of the Arts January 31st, 2021 is the deadline for.

Snapchat Lays Up Lens Studio Experience for Nike's Jordan Brand at NBA All-Star Weekend

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Nike and Snapchat, having already reigned triumphant with its viral augmented reality ad featuring Lebron James, are teaming up with another basketball legend at NBA All-Star Weekend This year's site for the league's annual star-studded event, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, is Charlotte, North Carolina, the current home of Charlotte Hornets owner and perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan.

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US Navy Using Magic Leap AR Technology to Improve Warfare Training

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Now, the US Navy is also delving into the AR space at the Center for Security Forces Detachment in Currituck County, North Carolina. In recent years, the US military has been utilizing augmented reality as a training tool, giving officers and soldiers an opportunity to train and hone their decision-making, tactical efforts, and weapons accuracy via virtual scenarios.

#970: Retrospective of 2020 Immersive Storytelling Residency at UNCSA’s METL

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Note: This is a sponsored content post from the University University of North Carolina School of the Arts I was a mentor for the UNCSA’s. Podcast Archive

Four Generations of Lemurs Have Refused to Hibernate, Until Now

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Scientists at the Duke Lemur Center in North Carolina say their fat-tailed dwarf lemurs went into hibernation for the first time ever in captivity last winter, mimicking the process their counterparts in the wild undergo regularly.

Niantic Partners with City Governments to Turn Pokémon GO into a Tool for Community Engagement

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Four of the studied cities — Akron, Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina; Philadelphia. A new study published by American University demonstrates how Pokémon GO and other augmented reality games can help city governments bring communities closer together. An ongoing partnership between Pokémon GO developer Niantic and the community investment program of the John S. and James L.

One of The Nation’s Largest Pipelines Caused The Biggest Spill in Decades–And We’re Just Hearing About It

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Unless you’re living in Huntersville, North Carolina, you may be blissfully unaware that the U.S.’s s biggest gasoline spill since 1997 happened this past summer.

#720: VR Pioneers Fred Brooks & Henry Fuchs on the History of VR

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I moderated a discussion with VR pioneers Fred Brooks & Henry Fuchs at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ Future of Reality. Podcast Archive

Wow, Comcast Actually Did Something

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This covers customers in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York,… Read more.

Viral Video of Man Burning Trump Ballots Is Totally Fake

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Duncan Is An Unflinching Portrait of a Pizzagater

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In 2016, a heavily armed North Carolina man barged into a Washington, DC-area pizza joint, intending to investigate a baseless conspiracy theory that it was secretly torturing children in a basement it didn’t actually have.

How VR Is Changing College Tours

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The North Carolina college system launched a new VR app that allows prospective students and parents to take a 360-degree campus tour of all 16 of their universities. They also donated cardboard goggles and earbuds to 16,000 students across 21 North Carolina high schools, allowing them to use the VR experience to tour campuses. VR is giving prospective students a glimpse of college life without having to travel across the country.

Brickyard Broadcast: A Musical Event With World Premier in Virtual Reality

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It is organized by North Carolina State University Department of Music and benefits from the contribution of award-winning composer Lisa Bielawa. Can choirs and orchestras still perform together during lockdown?

Post Malone To Perform Live VR Concert Later This Month

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Produced in collaboration with immersive streaming company Supersphere — the same team behind the Billie Eilish and Tenacious D live streams, among many others — users on either Oculus Go or Oculus Quest headsets can log into Oculus Venues October 18th at 5pm PT/8pm ET to catch a VR180 live stream of Malone’s stop in Raleigh, North Carolina as part of his ongoing “Runaway Tour.” . Catch the rapper, singer-songwriter live in VR October 17th on Oculus Quest and Go.

Here's what riding the high-speed Virgin Hyperloop will be like

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There are early discussions for the hyper-fast system to be built in places like Washington, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas in the U.S., If you're used to crawling through traffic in your car or sitting on a slow subway train (remember commuting?),

Apple is closing even more stores across three states due to COVID

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In-store retail has taken an obvious hit due to the pandemic, and even tech giant Apple isn't immune Apple is closing more than 20 stores in North Carolina, Texas, and Georgia, Bloomberg reports, because of the virus spikes in those areas.

There's racism in our food system, too. Here's how to combat it.

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A University of North Carolina report, for instance, found in 2014 that pollution from industrial pig farms disproportionately impacts Black, Latinx, and Native American communities, which researchers "generally recognized as environmental racism."

Impressive 'dueling' T. rex and triceratops fossils going on public display

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The impressive and dramatic fossil specimen still only partially uncovered from its surrounding sandstone includes a tyrannosaurus rex and a triceratops, and it will be going on display at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, The Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday.

How a group of clinic volunteers use TikTok to battle anti-abortion protesters

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The clinic, which is based in North Carolina, is often swamped with protesters who read Bible passages and chant about sin in an effort to intimidate patients seeking reproductive care. Sometimes you need to fight fire with fire — or fire with "WAP" lyrics.

U.S. Navy Uses AR To Keep Warfighters Hidden On The Battlefield

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The Spectrum Hunter prototype was recently showcased this past July at the Fight the Naval Force Forward Advanced Naval Technology Exercise East at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, during which experts from over 35 government agencies, industry, and academia were able to provide valuable insight on the project in its current state. US military employs hands-free AR to detect RF waves during combat. .

‘Brilliant Sole’ Wants to Put a VR Controller in Your Shoes

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Enter Brilliant Sole , a North Carolina-based VR startup working to bring VR controllers to the soles of your feet. Moving around in VR environments usually means you’ll need to press down on a thumbstick or a touchpad. That’s all well and good for now, but it’s really not the most immersive way of getting around in large virtual spaces. The company’s titular device includes nine axis IMUs for each foot, haptic motors, and Qi wireless charging.

Inmates are learning to be their own bosses after they leave jail behind

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After working as a Verizon telemarketer for eight years and then relocating to Charlotte, North Carolina, she decided to start a moving company with her friend in 2015. When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling.

US Navy Using Magic Leap Headsets To Keep Soldiers Combat-Ready At Sea

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During a recent test at the Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) in North Carolina, TRACER was used to train troops in the US Navy in multiple areas, such as security force fundamentals, code of conduct, anti-terrorism, and expeditionary warfare training. The Magic Leap One AR headset enters the US Military training program. A new AR training tool developed by Magic Leap Horizons will use Magic Leap One AR headset to deliver various AR military training scenarios to the US Navy.

Apple is closing stores it just re-opened after coronavirus spike

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According to Bloomberg , 11 Apple stores located in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina are once again temporarily shuttering due to the virus. Despite what you may think with so many parts of the U.S. reopening, the coronavirus pandemic is far from over.

This VR Arcade Is Now Hosting Free Demo Days Every Month

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The North American VR arcade chain this week announced a new initiative to raise awareness of VR tech. Every first Wednesday of the month the company’s US and Canadian locations including arcades in New Jersey and North Carolina will offer free 20 minute demos to new customers. Many predict that VR arcades will be a key means of revenue for the industry in these early days, but how do you get people in to try it in the first place? Ctrl V thinks it has the answer.

Where is VR/AR and Education Now?

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Research studies conducted by North Carolina State University show “significant improvement” in children’s (sixth to eighth grade) learning after using zSpace’s VR platform. #2 In March 2014 Facebook bought Oculus and the current wave of interest in VR and AR was reborn.

Ubisoft Pushes ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ Release to March 2017

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Ubisoft recently released Eagle Flight exclusively on Oculus Rift from their Montreal studio, with Werewolves Within and Star Trek: Bridge Crew to follow from their North Carolina-based subsidiary Red Storm Entertainment.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Chicago, Shops at North Bridge. North Carolina. San Antonio, North Star Mall. 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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‘Gears of War’ Creator Cliff Bleszinski Reveals VR Concept Titles Amidst Studio Shutdown

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Boss Key Productions, the North Carolina-based developer behind the unfortunately ill-received first-person shooters LawBreakers (2017) and Radical Heights (2018) , is out of business. While both games failed to spark commercial interest, leading to the closure of Boss Key, the studio head and former Gears of War lead designer Cliff Bleszinski took to Twitter in a cathartic post-mortem where he showed off a few VR games the studio had considered before its demise.