Mourners Hold a Funeral for a Dead Oregon Glacier

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Twelve years ago, I strode by Clark Glacier on the flanks of South Sister, the tallest of a cluster of three volcanoes in Oregon’s Cascades. funerals glaciers oregon ice ice maybe ice on thin ice

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Facebook removes misinformation related to Oregon wildfires

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On Saturday, Facebook's policy communications manager, Andy Stone, tweeted that the platform is removing misinformation related to the wildfires in Oregon, which have killed at least 10 people. "We We are removing false claims that the wildfires in Oregon were started by certain groups.

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Facebook Finally Cracks Down on Bogus Propaganda About Oregon Wildfires

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As emergency responders in Oregon struggle to contain a record 900,000 acres of wildfires across the state, local police have been fighting to contain a torrent of bogus rumors spreading online. wildfire season is year round now wildfires oregon washington california antifa facebook

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An 82,000-Person Oregon Town Has Been Evacuated as the Western Wildfire Crisis Worsens

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More than 85 wildfires are blazing across the West, but one of the most pressing is in southern Oregon where nearly the entire the 82,000-person town of Medford was evacuated. wildfires oregon wildfires california wildfiresThe horrific western wildfire season is getting even worse.

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VR Teaches Oregon Residents How To Pump Gas

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As more and more Oregon gas pumping jokes pour in, the VR industry takes its own light jab at the “game-changing” new law. If you’ve been paying any attention to the news lately, you’ve probably heard about a new law in Oregon allowing drivers to self-pump their vehicles for the first time in decades. Now drivers in rural Oregon counties with less than 40,000 residents are being tasked with servicing themselves, and the results have been, well, interesting.

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Inside the Fight to Legalize Psilocybin Therapy in Oregon

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They’ve come for a weekly update from Oregon’s Yes on Measure 109 campaign—a measure which would create the world’s first market for psilocybin-assisted therapy. On a sunny September afternoon in Portland, volunteers pour into a Zoom conference room.

Hover Junkers’ Single Player Campaign Mixes Oregon Trail With VR

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While Hover Junkers’ traditional multiplayer gameplay is all about intense shootouts with friends, the single-player mode is more influenced by randomized adventure games like Oregon Trail. It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Hover Junkers, the HTC Vive launch title from Stress Level Zero. Despite releasing over a year ago, the developer is hard at work on a big update for the game that adds a single-player campaign, and it looks very promising.

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Report: Facebook Quietly Abandoned Drilling Gear Off the Oregon Coast

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Facebook has boldly face-planted right into one of the few remaining types of fuckups it hasn’t before: quietly abandoning a pile of drilling equipment under the ocean. Read more

Oregon wildfires turned an enchanted forest into a nightmare, photos show

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Portland bans private and public use of facial recognition tech

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The city of Portland, Oregon has unanimously passed an expansive new piece of legislation that bans both the private and public use of facial recognition tech. Computing News breaking twitter facial recognition Oregon Portland

Climate Change Is Now Killing Birds in Midair

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How Far-Right Extremists Are Using the Climate Crisis to Go Mainstream

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Oregon has been a hot bed of far-right activity for years, but the wildfires have cast the militias in a new light. rumors ecofascism antifa far right militias oregon wildfire season is year round now

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Where Do We Go From Here?

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14,000-Year-Old Poop Found in Oregon Cave Turns Out to Be Human

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For archaeologists, ancient bones and stone tools are important lines of evidence, but sometimes the answers to our past can be found in piles of human poop, as an important new analysis shows. Read more. first peoples anthropology peopling of the americas coprolites dna paleogenetics science

The Most Apocalyptic Photos From the West Coast Fires This Week

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There are now three states—California, Washington state and Oregon—battling raging wildfires, which have left a trail of destruction in their wake and, in some cases, have literally changed the color of the sky. The West Coast is burning, and it’s still not under control.

Cops Enter Oregon Coffee Shop, Prove to Be Absolute A s About Masks

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It’s safe to say that white America’s general image of police officers has taken a bit of a nosedive. A role that some folks respected more than members of Congress just last year has, in the span of about a month or so, become one that they’re terrified of , if not actively fighting to abolish altogether. And rather… Read more. bad boys bad boys police masks

Smoke from Western Wildfires Is Clouding Skies on the East Coast

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The smoke from the fires out West , which has choked residents of California, Washington, and Oregon and painted the skies a haunting orange color, is absolutely everywhere. california wildfires wildfires are wild enough with the wildfires already oregon wildfires

#BuildTheFuture Immersive Collaborative Environments

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The Wild , a start-up from Portland, Oregon has just announced an integration with UK-based Igloo Vision to open up new avenues for collaboration and experiential design review for teams working in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). The Wild, a start-up from Portland, Oregon has just announced an integration with UK-based Igloo Vision Click To Tweet. The Wild partners up with Igloo Vision to bring real-time collaboration to shared XR environments.

While the West Coast Burns, NOAA Welcomes a Climate Change Denier Onboard

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West Coast States Are Teaming Up to Build an Electric Highway

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Utilities and state agencies in California, Oregon, and Washington announced a plan to transform highway infrastructure that would speed the transition. the clean energy revolution california washington oregon electric vehiclesThe West Coast is preparing for a future where giant diesel transport trucks go electric. Read more.

A 'Wall of Moms' formed to protect Portland protesters from federal officers

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Demystifying Media

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Those were some of the questions I got to explore during a recent visit to the University of Oregon. In the University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, those postgraduate courses are based in Portland, where they had recently opened their Reality Lab, a state-of-the art immersive facility for students, housed in a lovely historic building in the heart of the town.

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DHS Forces' Tear Gas May Have Violated Environmental Laws in Addition to Civil Rights

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Five environmental and human rights groups in Oregon are suing the Department of Homeland Security for its use of tear gas at recent anti-police brutality protests in Portland, saying the agency created “potentially grave health and environmental hazards.”

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Drifting champion tackles Goodwood with VR, 5G and one tiny startup’s tech

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Automotive TC Virtual Reality 5g 5g network articles Designated Driver Emerging-Technologies Internet of Things oregon Portland race roborace Samsung self-driving car technology Virtual reality vodafoneStunt driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. took a Lincoln MKZ through its paces at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, drifting the vehicle and taking it up a signature hill climb. Except Gittin wasn’t in the car.

#933: Ethical Design in Immersive Media Panel Discussion for Design Week Portland 2020

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On August 7, 2020, I participated in a panel discussion about Ethical Design in Immersive Media organized by the University of Oregon as a part. Podcast Archive

Portland Police Ridiculed For Tweeting 'Molotov Cocktails' Made From Plastic

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Portland's Most Famous Bookstore Will No Longer Sell Books on Amazon

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29, Oregon Live reports. One of Portland’s most beloved bookworm attractions, Powell’s Books, will stop selling books on Amazon this weekend, Aug. 29 is also Independent Bookstore Day. Fitting, no? Read more. support your local bookstore amazon bookstores books online ordering

Russell Kirsch, Inventor of the Pixel and Creator of the First Digital Photo, Dies at 91

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Russell Kirsch, the inventor of the pixel and the first person to create a digital photograph, died Tuesday at his home in Portland, Oregon, according to a report from the Washington Post.

Portland Just Passed Our Country's Broadest Ban On Facial Recognition

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Portland, Oregon might be best known as the home of bohemian stereotypes a- plenty and some of the wildest donuts you can find in the state. Now it’s also earned the reputation for ambitious privacy legislation after passing the country’s broadest ban on facial recognition technology to date.

Debunked 'Antifa' Wildfire Rumors Spread on Facebook Overload 911, Spur Calls to Violence

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By Thursday evening, more than 10 percent of Oregon’s 4.2 million residents were under an evacuation order , according to state estimates.

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Bacteria Found in Nuclear Reactors Could Be the Secret to Faster, Cheaper Vaccines

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The extremophile bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans was first discovered in 1956 at Oregon State University, where it was busy ruining a gamma ray experiment designed to sterilize a tin of ground meat. The “sterilized” meat spoiled, thanks to D. radiodurans and its preternatural durability in the face of radiation: The… Read more. vaccines extremophiles bacteria science radiation

COVID-19 VR Training With Virus-Free Headsets

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The company, which is based in the small town of Bend, Oregon, quickly partnered with Lane Workforce Partnership and got support from the Facebook Foundation through the East Cascade Workforce Improvement Board. This got the attention of the Oregon COVID-19 task force as they were looking for training solutions during the crisis. Two women-founded XR companies have partnered to provide free COVID-19 training.

New Oculus TV Series Shines A Light On The Transgender Community

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Developed in collaboration with Oculus VR for Good , Fovrth Studios , and Pride Foundation, the three-part series takes viewers into the homes and lives of three different individuals from Idaho, Montana, and Oregon. “We The stories we tell come from states where LGBTQ communities are rarely depicted in media: Idaho, Montana, and Oregon.” Oculus releases ‘Authentically Us’ in celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility.

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Facebook Purchases Echo VR Developer Ready At Dawn

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While it’s true Facebook has purchased the entirety of the team, Ready at Dawn will continue to work independently out of its original offices in Irvine, California and Portland, Oregon; the only different being that they now have the full support of both Facebook and Oculus Studios. Oculus Studios announces yet another addition to their team of veteran developers. It seems as though Facebook just can’t help itself when it comes to purchasing accomplished developers.

This New Device Could Solve VR Motion Sickness

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Double-blind trials conducted by researchers at Jaguar Land Rover have so far yielded positive results, with Keith Maher, CEO & Founder of Oregon-based company VR Motion , already using the device in conjunction with the companies VR training simulations. . OtoTech combats motion-induced nausea without the side effects of drugs. According to research published by ScienceNews , roughly 25% to 45% of users report some form of motion sickness while engaged in a virtual reality experience.

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Colossal fires look ever more menacing, viewed from space

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Record-breaking heat waves, profound record to near-record dryness , and strong winds have allowed massive wildfires to rapidly spread in California, Oregon, and Washington.

FBI and police departments say wildfire conspiracy theories spreading on Facebook aren't true

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As wildfires devastate the West Coast, the FBI and local officials in California, Oregon, and Washington are also fighting the spread of something else: rampant misinformation.