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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

#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). Podcast Archive

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.

Viral Video of Man Burning Trump Ballots Is Totally Fake

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#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

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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‘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.

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.

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.

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. Case in point: Apple is now closing some of the very stores it had recently reopened due to new spikes in COVID-19 cases.

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.

Paraplegics Learn To Walk Again With Help From Virtual Reality

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There was no modulation of brain activity,” Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, the lead researcher from Duke University in North Carolina, In the study, paraplegic patients were placed in a VR environment wearing an Oculus Rift, where they were given tasks to learn to use brain activity to control an avatar version of themselves and make it walk around a soccer field. Virtual Reality is in the press for Games, Demos, and VR movies. However, there are many more potential applications of VR.

NVIDIA Research At SIGGRAPH Aims To Fix VR Headset Limits

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The second demonstration, Membrane VR, a collaboration between University of North Carolina, NVIDIA, Saarland University, and the Max-Planck Institutes, uses a deformable membrane mirror for each eye that, in a commercial system, could be adjusted based on where a gaze tracker detects a user is looking. Current VR headsets can certainly make you believe you’re in a virtual world, but consumer devices can’t yet reproduce the exact way your eyes see the real world.

Twitter flagged another Trump tweet, to 'protect' you. But that's not who it's really protecting.

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president encouraged voters in North Carolina to take actions on election day that could land them in legal trouble, Twitter responded. Trump's tweet effectively encouraged North Carolina voters to vote twice, which is an illegal act.

Paraplegics are learning to walk again with virtual realityThe.

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There was no modulation of brain activity,” Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, the lead researcher from Duke University in North Carolina, said in a Scientific Reports call on Aug. Paraplegics are learning to walk again with virtual reality The chances of recovery for paraplegic patients were once considered nearly nil. But in 2014, 29-year-old Juliano Pinto, who faced complete paralysis below the chest, literally kicked off the opening match at the FIFA World Cup.

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.

Hands-on: LetinAR Brings a Larger FOV & Depth of Field to AR with ‘Pinhole Effect’ Optics

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Side note : Karl Guttag, chief science officer of AR company RAVN and all around AR expert, notes in a previous demo at CES 2018 that LetinAR appears to be following in the footsteps of research done at the University of North Carolina that produced a similar ‘pinlight’ optic for wide FOV augmented reality.

How a Self-Taught Teen Built His Own North Star Headset

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Over the past few months we’ve hit several major milestones in the development of Project North Star. But the most surprising developments come from North Carolina, where a 19-year-old AR enthusiast has built multiple North Star headsets and several new demos. Graham Atlee is a sophomore at High Point University in North Carolina, majoring in entrepreneurship with a minor in computer science.

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.