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

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

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Kodiak the Eagle Has Been Captured After Week-Long Adventure in Pittsburgh

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Staff at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are rejoicing following the successful recovery of Kodiak—a Steller’s sea eagle who escaped from his enclosure in late September.

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.

Why the flood of misinformation in Pennsylvania is a huge problem

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We might not know who won Pennsylvania until the end of the week. Pennsylvania is the target of a flood of misinformation. That leaves a lot of time for misinformation to spread like wildfire — and help Republicans create the impression the election was "stolen" from them.

Amtrak Made a Bigger Map

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Hilarious Pennsylvania memes flood Twitter after Biden takes lead

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Joe Biden hasn't officially won Pennsylvania as of Friday morning, but he has pulled ahead and it looks like.well, it looks like things are going to turn out in his favor in the Keystone State. Decision Desk has gone as far as to call Pennsylvania — and thus the presidential race — for Biden, but the major networks have held off thus far, likely out of an abundance of caution.

Trump campaign prematurely claims victory in Pennsylvania, forcing Twitter and Facebook to take action

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On Wednesday afternoon, Eric Trump and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany published posts on social media declaring President Trump the victor in Pennsylvania, a state where votes are still being tallied and no winner has officially been announced. We have won Pennsylvania!

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.,

Trump falsely declares Pennsylvania victory, so Seth Meyers declares himself ruler of Westeros

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Oh, you're declaring victory in Pennsylvania?" The U.S. presidential election is still dragging on, as votes continue to be counted and key states remain too close to call. Of course, this hasn't stopped President Donald Trump from calling them anyway, prematurely declaring victory in several states despite having nothing to back him up. "Oh, said Late Night host Seth Meyers on Thursday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Bitcoin miner is buying power plants to mine crypto now

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A Pennsylvania-based holding company called Stronghold Digital Mining is currently running a Bitcoin mining operation using the Scrubgrass power plant in Venango County, Pennsylvania, which it purchased over the summer, in 2021.

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.

Artist adds Al Green's face to Walgreens sign

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The soul singer known for '70s hits like "Let's Stay Together" and "Love and Happiness" graced a Walgreens sign in Pennsylvania. The addition is the work of street artist Cassius King , who frequently decorates West Chester, Pennsylvania with vinyl adhesives and projections.

Viral Video of Man Burning Trump Ballots Is Totally Fake

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Ice robots could sculpt and repair themselves on other planets

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IceBot is a handmade, proof-of-concept ice robot created in the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. While IceBot is currently looked at for Antarctic exploration, researchers hope it could one day be used in space exploration missions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EON Reality and Waynesburg University Partner for EON-XR Academic Rollout

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Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional studies in Southpointe.

Holopatient Remote Uses AR Holograms For Hands-On Medical Training

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GIGXR launches AR tool designed for medical training.

‘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.

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.

OK, all those fake-out scenes in 'Mare of Easttown' were ridiculous

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From April to May, HBO’s seven-part limited series offered viewers a methodically paced crime thriller set in very moody, very gray, suburban Pennsylvania. Welcome to Fix It , our series examining projects we love — save for one tiny change we wish we could make.

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.

Traveling Halo Fan Experience Will Feature Competitive Location-Based VR

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Halo Outpost Discovery kicks off July 5th – 7th in Orlando, Florida; followed by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 19th – 21nd ; Chicago, Illinois August 2nd – 4th ; Houston, Texas August 16th – 18th ; and Anaheim, California August 30th – September 1st. Fight like alongside fellow Spartans in a PvP experience based on the historic franchise.