Video Shows Houses Collapsing Into the Ocean as North Carolina's Coastline Erodes

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On Tuesday, amid high tides and heavy winds brought on by a storm, two unoccupied houses in the Outer Banks, North Carolina fell into the ocean. north carolina disaster accident outer banks environment barrier island rodanthe north carolina tide cape hatteras national seashore north carolina highway 12 cape hatteras lighthouse hatteras island physical geography cape hatteras

Fears of a Massive Fertilizer Plant Explosion Lead to Evacuation Order for 6,500 North Carolina Residents

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A massive fire spewing from a fertilizer plant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina has led local authorities to issue an evacuation order for around 6,500 residents, with officials anxiously fearing the possibility of a massive explosion.


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What Is The Carolina Squat Truck Modification And Why Is It Banned In North Carolina?


The "Carolina Squat" is a dangerous truck modification that has prompted lawmakers in multiple states to take action.

Apples Announces Plans to Build $1 Billion Campus in North Carolina

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Today Apple announced plans to develop a new $1 billion campus in North Carolina, a move that will see the company build out its first major East Coast hub.

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?

TikToks About Hosting 'Abortion Refugees' Aren't the Answer to an Overturned Roe, Experts Say

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After the Supreme Court repealed the federal right to abortion last Friday, Jordan Jones , a TikTok creator with 1.5 million followers, decided to post a video. She wanted to help individuals seeking abortion care that wouldn’t be able to get it in their home states anymore. Read more.

Could We Live Under the Sea?

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Ford E-Scooter Company Spin Is Leaving ‘Free-for-All’ Markets and Laying Off 25% of Staff

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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.

March Madness 2022: Here's how to watch, livestream Final Four

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The March Madness 2022 Final Four kicks off with Villanova vs. Kansas, followed by storied rivals Duke and North Carolina's face-off, at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans tonight. EST: North Carolina vs. DukeCaesars Superdome How to watch the Final Four live No.

AR Could Be The Future Of Bowling


At the moment, SPARK Augmented Reality is available exclusively at Stars and Strikes in Concord, North Carolina and Irma, South Carolina with plans to open the 16th location in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Immersive technology lights up the lanes at Stars and Strikes.

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14 Viral Quotes That Thomas Jefferson Never Said

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It is a comforting thought that the insights of the past can ferry us through the trials of the present. We look to famous, beloved leaders for advice, whether it’s Albert Einstein , Mahatma Gandhi , or Walt Disney. We search for them on Google. What we find, however, is not a pile of pearls of wisdom but a heap of… Read more.

#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).

AR App Lets You Play ‘Space Invaders’ On A Beer Can Because Why Not?


The company states that it’s already collaborated with a variety of private brands on a number of original experiences, including brewers such as Paulaner in Germany, and smaller ones in Hawaii, Philadelphia, New Jersey, North Carolina, New Zealand, and Australia.

Carolina Panthers Debut Mixed Reality Panther During Live NFL Game


There’s an enormous virtual feline stalking the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. This past Sunday the Carolina Panthers took on the New York Jets in their first competitive game of the 2021 season. Feature Image Credit: Carolina Panthers.

#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.

Bear Cursed With Trump Sticker Perfectly Encapsulates 2020

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A poor black bear has been spotted in Asheville, North Carolina, donning a Trump 2020 sticker on its collar. bears deserve better north carolina politics bearsWhat irony, indeed. Read more.

#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

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.

Livestream of DC Bomb Suspect Pulled Off Facebook Amid Standoff

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The Facebook account of a North Carolina man suspected of making bomb threats outside of the Library of Congress was abruptly suspended on Thursday after the man appeared to go live from his truck.

#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

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.

Colonial Pipeline’s Year Just Got a Little Worse (Couldn’t Have Happened to Nicer Company)

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The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Colonial Pipeline, which owns the eponymous pipeline, alleging… Read more. More than a year after the discovery of what’s the largest gasoline spill in the U.S.

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.

Epic Games Awarded Grants to 31 XR Projects in 2021 Through the $100M MegaGrants Fund

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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.

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.

How VR Is Changing College Tours


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.

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.

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.

Two U.S. Children Died From a Brain-Eating Amoeba This Month

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On Tuesday afternoon, North Carolina health officials reported the death of a young boy due to a brain infection from Naegleria fowleri , a rare but often deadly disease spread by contaminated water… Read more. Two U.S.

Viral Video of Man Burning Trump Ballots Is Totally Fake

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Post Malone To Perform Live VR Concert Later This Month


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.

Intense 'Where the Crawdads Sing' trailer features a Taylor Swift original

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Set against the backdrop of a fictional coastal town and the marshlands of North Carolina, the book was picked by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine Book Club , with Witherspoon deciding to produce the film adaptation.

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


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?