Pennsylvania May Have a Big Tick Problem on Its Hands

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Pennsylvania is dealing with a potentially serious tick problem. Environmental officials have recently warned the public that a population of ticks in the state appear to be carrying incredibly high levels of a rare but potentially deadly tickborne virus.

Pennsylvania Police Find Monkeys That Slipped Away After Car Crash on Way to Lab

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Pennsylvania State Police were scouring an area near Danville in the central part of the state on Friday and Saturday in a search for three high-profile subjects.

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The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Killing Pennsylvania Twice Over

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GREENE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA— Last weekend, I found myself standing in a cemetery beside one of the largest processing plants in the country. The plant is fed by the largest underground mining complex in the country.

Space Force Using Holodeck-like VR For Medical Training

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SimX’s VR medical training platform—recognized around the world by institutions such as the Mayo Clinic , Stanford , Northwestern , the University of Pennsylvania to name a few—allows individuals to train together in a multiplayer “holodeck-like” experience. SimX secures a $2.5M

Pittsburgh Bridge Collapses Right Before Joe Biden's Visit to Promote Infrastructure

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A bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania collapsed on Friday, taking a bus down with it and resulting in at least 10 people reporting injuries—though fortunately, no one was severely harmed or died.

Kodiak the Giant Eagle Still Loose in Pittsburgh After a Near-Capture

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A Giant Eagle Named Kodiak Is on the Loose in Pittsburgh

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Officials with the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are imploring the public to report sightings of a Steller’s sea eagle, which escaped from its enclosure this past Saturday.

CDC Says It's Masks Off for Fully Vaccinated People

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Amtrak Made a Bigger Map

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Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

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Facebook is rolling out access to the new service, which is free, this week across a handful of states in America, including California, Texas, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C.,

'Unlawful:' Judge Strikes Down Mask Mandate for Planes and Trains

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First there was “Florida Man,” now there’s Florida Judge. Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a U.S.

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‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Gets Early Release From Prison

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Martin “pharma bro” Shkreli has apparently been released early from a federal prison in Pennsylvania as revealed in a tweet from friend Edmund Sullivan who picked him up.

CDC Finds No Smallpox in Frozen Vials Suspiciously Labeled ‘Smallpox’

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Days after a Pennsylvania lab was locked down because a worker discovered vials labeled “smallpox” in a freezer, the CDC says there’s no reason to fear a viral outbreak.

If Anyone's Seen This Mildly Radioactive Device, Let the Cops Know. Also, Don't Touch It.

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Authorities in Pennsylvania are on the lookout for a missing nuclear gauge, the likes of which disappeared from a local worksite and contains radioactive material.

FBI, CDC Investigating Vials Labeled 'Smallpox' Found in Lab Freezer

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Tuesday that vials labeled “smallpox”—an extremely deadly virus that was eradicated in the 1970s—were found at a vaccine research facility in Pennsylvania. A scenario ripe for a zombie-horror movie has just happened. The U.S.

U.S. Breaks Record With Over 100,000 New Covid-19 Cases in Single Day

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Astrobotic Debuts Massive New 'Moon Base' in Pittsburgh

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The space robotics manufacturer Astrobotic Technology unveiled its new 47,000-square-foot headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week.

87-Year-Old Man’s Lifelong Dream Of Hiking The Grand Canyon Made Possible Through VR

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Rendever and Wish of a Lifetime from AARP team up to help one Pennsylvania senior achieve a lifelong goal. Ever since he was a kid, George Hetrick dreamed of traveling to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon.

VR Technology Being Used In De-Escalation Training For Police

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Officers participating in VR training // Credit: Pennsylvania Police Dept. Officers are given a chance to experience confrontations from the civilians perspective.

This Mom Allegedly Created Deepfakes to Bully Her Daughter's Rivals off the Cheerleading Squad

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Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman anonymously sent her daughter’s cheerleading coaches deepfake photos and videos of rival teammates naked, drinking, or smoking to get them kicked off the squad, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Taking a Painkiller While Training for a Marathon Triggered a Woman's Life-Threatening Allergy

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Doctors in Pennsylvania have reported a peculiar case of allergy in a 40-year-old woman, one that might unnerve casual joggers and marathon runners alike.

Mom Allegedly Harassed Daughter's Cheerleading Team 'Rivals' With Deepfakes Depicting Them Drinking, Nude

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A Pennsylvania woman allegedly released doctored photos and videos of her teenage daughter’s cheerleading rivals naked, drinking, or smoking in a desperate bid to get the girls booted off the team.

Wow, Comcast Actually Did Something

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Comcast will hold off on charging its customers in the Northeast for going over their data caps until July 2021, Attorney General of Pennsylvania Josh Shapiro announced today.

Supreme Court Rules Cheerleader’s ‘F*ck School’ Snapchat Post Was Protected Speech

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Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a Pennsylvania high school violated the First Amendment rights of a former cheerleader by punishing her for saying “f**k school” on Snapchat. The U.S.

Grassroots Groups Just Won a Major Victory Against Fracking in the Northeast

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The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), which is comprised of the governors of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New… Read more.

Viral Video of Man Burning Trump Ballots Is Totally Fake

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Mixed Reality App Immerses You In The Historic Battle Of Gettysburg

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This Wednesday marks the historic 157th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a gruesome three-day conflict fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania during the American Civil War. Scott Eastwood narrates this educational AR 360-degree experience from QuantumERA.

Carnegie Museum Takes You To 2020 Dystopias in VR

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4 at the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hall of Architecture in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A new VR exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art gives us a glimpse of dystopias in our near future. Styles and Customs of the 2020s , developed by New York studio Scatter and art collective DIS , transports you to fictional landscapes with four separate 3-minute experiences.

‘Groundhog Day VR’ to Launch in September on Rift, Vive & PSVR, Gameplay Trailer Here

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In Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, players dip back into the world of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania as the son of Phil Connors, the aptly named Phil Connors Junior. Sony, MWM Immersive, and Tequila Works today announced that their upcoming VR adventure Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is set to launch next month, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR.

Google ‘Tour Creator’ Lets You Build VR Tours Using Streetview & Your Own 360 Photos

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Google went to a rural community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to debut Tour Creator. Charlie Reisinger, a school Technology Director in Pennsylvania, says “[t]he technology gets out of the way and enables students to focus on crafting fantastic visual stories.” Google today launched Tour Creator , a web-based tool that lets you easily build a VR ‘tour’ using imagery from Google Street View and even your own 360 photos.

ThirdEye Is Deploying Mixed Reality Smartglasses To Help COVID-19 First Responders

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The pilot scheme is being rolled out by Marcus Hook Trainer and Upper Merion fire departments in Pennsylvania, spearheaded by Congressman Curt Weldon and sponsored by Energy Transfer and Sunoco LP, which are paying for eight pairs of the X2 Glasses.

ThirdEye X2 MR: the lightweight MR glasses for the industry

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While in school at the University of Pennsylvania, I co-founded the Penn Virtual & Augmented Reality Club, which quickly grew to several hundred members. ThirdEye is a headset manufacturer that creates glasses for the industrial segment.

Abortion funds and reproductive justice networks need our help

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Abortion Liberation Fund Pennsylvania This fund supports equal abortion access for low-income community members in Southern Pennsylvania, through both direct support and community organizing. On May 2, a U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion draft discussing the overruling of Roe v.

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Holopatient Remote Uses AR Holograms For Hands-On Medical Training

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GIGXR launches AR tool designed for medical training.

‘Halo’ VR Multiplayer Shooter Coming to Location-based Halo Event

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July 19-21 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Halo: Outpost Discovery is a weekend-long event coming to a few cities across the US this summer; it aims to bring fans closer to the world of Halo, while undoubtedly distancing them from the money in their back pockets. As a traveling Halo theme park, it just so happens to have a Halo -themed multiplayer VR attraction too.

John Fetterman Gets Real on Fossil Fuel Money, Fracking, and a Just Transition

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Pennsylvania’s Lt. John Fetterman shot to viral fame this fall as a (often hilarious) voice of reason during former President Donald Trump’s lie-filled campaign to undermine election results in the state. Now, he’s gearing up for new challenge: running for U.S.

Helping COVID-19 First Responders With XR

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The pilot scheme is being rolled out by Marcus Hook Trainer and Upper Merion fire departments in Pennsylvania, spearheaded by Congressman Curt Weldon and sponsored by Energy Transfer and Sunoco LP, which are paying for eight pairs of the X2 Glasses.