Coronavirus Has Killed Nearly 10,000 Minks in Utah

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In recent weeks, the state of Utah has been dealing with mass die-offs at mink farms that health officials believe are linked to the viral pandemic—outbreaks that likely began from contact with infected human handlers. covid 19 coronavirus minks utah science

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Infinite Dimensions: Hands-On With The VOID’s Latest In Utah

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Utah researchers develop mind-controlled arm that can feel

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Image courtesy University of Utah Center for Neural Interfaces.). Scientists at the University of Utah started with an arm created by DEKA Research & Development Corp., Image courtesy University of Utah Center for Neural Interfaces.). Today, that system, the Utah Slanted Electrode Array, consists of 100 microelectrodes implanted into the patient’s arm. Keven Walgamott using a mind-controlled prosthetic arm.

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3 New VR Arcades Hit Utah, Ohio, and Washington, DC

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That’s the idea behind three new VR Arcades that have opened in Utah, Ohio, and Washington, DC, which are leveraging the HTC Vive as the go-to ‘out-of-home’ VR platform for such activities. VR Junkies – Orem, Utah. The post 3 New VR Arcades Hit Utah, Ohio, and Washington, DC appeared first on Road to VR. VR Arcades are beginning to make their spread across the US, offering users timed access to consumer VR systems and an array of games.

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The Void Opens Location In Utah With Upgraded Hardware And Ghostbusters

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Starting today, visitors to Lindon, Utah, where the startup is based, will be able to see this incredible experience. The Void is one of the most immersive experiences available. It is pretty much as close to Star Trek’s Holodeck as you will find. First opening in New York at Madame Tussauds last year, the experience puts you inside a Ghostbusters-themed narrative that ingeniously helped explain why you’re wearing a backpack.

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Research Suggests VR May Help Patients Suffering From Parkinson’s

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Researchers, including those at the University of Utah, are hopeful that VR can slow or diminish the effects of this chronic illness. An April 9th study from the University of Utah found that using VR may help people suffering from Parkinson’s disease improve their balance and potentially decrease their rate of falls. Bo Foreman, PT, PhD , associate professor and director of the Motion Capture Core Facility at the University of Utah. Bo Foreman, University of Utah.

Location-based virtual reality goes to the mall as The Void plans a rollout in 25 more locations

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Utah-based The Void has some big intellectual property behind its immersive experiences including ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ from Lucasfilm; Walt Disney Animation’s ‘Ralph Breaks theInternet’; and ‘Ghostbusters: Dimension’ Through the partnership with Westfield in the U.S.

Check out the awesome power of NASA’s Artemis rocket booster

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The Space Launch System booster underwent a test firing in Utah on Wednesday. News Artemis breaking twitter NASA sls space Space Launch System

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New Video Shows How Precise HoloLens 2.0 Depth Sensing Will Be

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At the recent Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, held in Salt Lake City, Utah in June, Microsoft researchers gave a tutorial showing off the new HoloLens Research Mode, which gives developers access to the device's sensor data. While the next-generation HoloLens does not have a launch date yet, we now have a better idea of how big a leap the device will take in terms of depth sensor performance.

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NASA Blasts The S**t Out Of The Desert In Deep Space Rocket Test

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If so, I invite you to watch this footage of NASA testing its SLS Flight Support Booster rockets at Northrop Grumman’s facilities in Promontory, Utah, yesterday. If you’re American you might be having a tough time over the past couple of months feeling like you live in a functional society. Read more. spacelopnik nasa artemis mission moon

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Five VR Games To Hold You Over Until ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’

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The project is an ongoing research initiative at the University of Utah’s Laboratory for Quantitative Experience Design which is a joint lab between the School of Computing and Entertainment Arts & Engineering departments. Get your space fix with these five VR spaceship games.

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Elon Musk: August 28th Update to Further Detail Neuralink’s Brain-computer Interface

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First part has already been demonstrated with Utah array, but not as an outpatient device. Elon Musk unveiled Neuralink nearly a year ago , and it appears we’ll be getting a progress update in August that further details the company’s research into brain-computer interfaces (BCIs).

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Star Wars: Project Stardust Fan Game Gets Huge Survival Update In November, Trailer Here

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Project Stardust was originally conceived as a student project for The University of Utah, exploring motion sickness in VR. Project Stardust, the excellent fan-made (and free) Star Wars VR game, is getting a huge update in November, adding a new mode and map to the game.

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The Void expands to Times Square

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The Void, a Utah-based virtual reality theme park, is coming to Times Square in July with a Ghostbusters-themed experience. Customers put on virtual reality headsets and backpacks holding computers, and walk around inside a... Briefs The Void VR arcade

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Facebook Launching 360-Degree Live Streaming Video

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Tomorrow, December 13th at 12pm ET, NatGeo will broadcast live from its Mars Desert Research Station facility in Utah. National Geographic will be the first to test the new feature. Publishers will soon be able to take their live streams to an entirely new level — broadcasting live in 360-degrees. Facebook unveiled the latest expansion to live broadcasting Monday, dubbed Live 360 , that marries their existing features of livestreaming and pre-recorded 360-degree videos.

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Why a cougar probably won’t ‘stalk’ you — and what to do if it does

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But you would have been hard-pressed to tell that to Kyle Burgess on Saturday, when he came face to face with a cougar while on a run in Utah’s Slate Canyon. Chances are, the cougars aren’t after you.

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Can Virtual Reality Be Used to Train Firefighters?

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Utah-based company eLearning Brothers has made a safer approach to training firefighters using virtual reality. Volunteers and veterans alike can hone their skills without putting their lives in danger. Trainees can also easily retain information using VR.

Basketball is finally back. Here's how to watch if you don't have cable.

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On March 11, Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for COVID-19 and the NBA shut down the season, right as the entire league was entering the final push before the playoffs.

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4 things you should know about period poverty

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States such as Ohio, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and California have complied. Saturday is the second-ever National Period Day. Youth-run nonprofit organization PERIOD started the awareness campaign last year to bring period poverty, a rarely-talked about topic, into the public forum.

The VOID Expands With 25 New Locations Coming To URW Shopping Centers

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For those unfamiliar, The VOID is a Utah-based company which produced a series of VR-based adventures employing powerful haptic effects, smells, sights and sounds together for memorable visits. Star Wars, Ralph Breaks VR and other attractions are on their way to 25 new locations with a partnership between shopping center operator URW (Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield) and VR attraction operator The VOID.

The VOID To Open 25 New Location-Based VR Centers Across The U.S. & Europe

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In an official announcement made earlier today, the Utah-based LBE provider confirmed that VR pop-up stations would begin appearing in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego Westfield locations; these temporary installations will serve as placeholders for what will eventually become permanent location-based entertainment facilities. One of the biggest names in location-based entertainment makes plans for global expansion.

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Students Hack Positional Tracking onto Gear VR with SteamVR Tracking

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In a reverse engineering exercise, two students at Utah State University have hacked positional tracking onto a Gear VR headset using SteamVR Tracking technology. Mobile VR solutions like Samsung’s Gear VR currently employ rotational tracking only.

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‘Gloomy Eyes’ Is A Dark, But Gorgeous VR Animation With A Ton Of Heart

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Gloomy Eyes debuted at this years Sundance Film Festival in Park CIty, Utah. Colin Farrell narrates this three-part animated adventure from the team at Atlas V. Atlas V , the development team behind AAA VR projects such as Six Years and Battlescar , have returned once again with yet another high-quality immersive experience that pushes VR storytelling in a bold new direction.

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Surgery Training Platform ‘Osso VR’ Now Used by 1,000 Surgeons Monthly

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The company says that leading hospitals using the platform include Brown University, Vanderbilt University, Hospital for Special Surgery, Marshall University, Newcastle Simulation Centre, The University of Hawaii, UCLA, University of Washington, Wake Forest Baptiste Health, University of Kentucky, University of Utah, and New York University.

Featured 360°: La La Land, Mars Desert Research Station and Colliding Black Holes

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“Colonizing Mars begins at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah where simulations are teaching us what it would be like to live on the red planet.” Take an intimate look inside the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, where the lucky few have been chosen to simulate life on Mars. Featured 360° is an ongoing series to highlight some of our favorite videos from creators and brands for you to enjoy during the week.

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Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire From The VOID Adds London Location

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The VOID is a Utah-based startup that develops VR experiences that provide an i ncredible sense of presence and immersion. The VOID just announced a third location for its top-of-the-line Star Wars VR installation. London now joins Orlando and Anaheim offering Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire. The London location in the Shepherd’s Bush neighborhood at the Westfield shopping center opens starting Dec.

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A VR Theme Park is Coming to Malaysia

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The VOID has blown our minds with their Utah theme park and Ghostbuster’s experience in New York—and also announced in February a collaboration with China-based Shanda Group to build China’s first VR theme park. When it comes to virtual reality theme parks, for the most part we’ve seen two companies blazing the way to bring multiplayer location-based VR to the masses.

How freakish weather just came alive in the West

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In Utah, dangerous winds toppled semi-trucks and ripped big trees from the ground. Over Labor Day weekend, the National Weather Service posted footage of a parade of tumbleweed's vigorously blowing through Idaho. In much of the Western U.S.,

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Tinder users still getting banned after showing support for Black Lives Matter

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A Tinder user in Utah, Jade Goulart, decided recently to use her account to support Black Lives Matter. She added a petition for justice for Breonna Taylor to her bio and wrote, "Instant response if you sign this petition." Goulart said she also added something like, "You mean to tell me you aren’t out protesting for human rights? Wack.". A week later, she couldn't sign in. Tinder had banned her. "I I felt like something was weird about that," Goulart told Mashable over Twitter DM.

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Disney Is Making Another ‘Top Secret’ VR Film, May Use Existing Characters

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Cycles is on display this week at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Walt Disney’s first real VR animation, Cycles, won’t be its last. Cnet reports that Disney is working on another “top secret” VR short film. Word comes by way of Cycles director Jeff Gipson, who will also direct the new project. The piece will apparently be three to five minutes long.

Mellanox Moves to Drive VR to New Levels

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Salt Lake City, Utah-based Mellanox Technologies — a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems — The post Mellanox Moves to Drive VR to New Levels appeared first on VRJournal.

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Fan-Made Star Wars X-Wing VR Game Is Also A Study On Sim Sickness

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University of Utah computer science student Dylan Stout recently shared this project with us. Want to take on the Death Star trench run in VR and also help fight sim sickness? Then check this fan-made app out. It’s a research study designed to explore “the correlation between VR sickness and reference points in a 3D space” It’s no secret that intense VR experiences can make users sick. By finding ways to combat that issue, we can make VR more accessible to everyone.

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Here Is The NBA’s Full NextVR Live Broadcasting Schedule For This Season

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10, 2017 – Cleveland Cavaliers at Utah Jazz – 9:00 p.m. 28, 2017 – Utah Jazz at Oklahoma City Thunder – 8:00 p.m. NextVR has previously pulled in massive funding through big investment rounds, including $30 million and another 80 million , to continue live broadcasting in VR. Earlier this month we reported the startup took a major step forward, going into a full time stream schedule with the NBA. Now we have the full schedule of the virtual reality offerings.

Sundance Film Festival 2020 Begins This Week, Featuring Several VR Experiences

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The festival runs for just over a week at Park City in Utah, through to the 2nd of February. The annual Sundance Film Festival begins this week on the 23rd of January and will feature a variety of VR and AR experiences, as part of the festival’s ‘New Frontier’ lineup. All of the VR and AR content will be available at Sundance’s two ‘New Frontier’ venues, the New Frontier at the Ray and New Frontier Central.

Free, Fan-Made X-Wing VR App Is The Best Way To Experience Star Wars Day

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Project Stardust is developed by Dylan Stout as part of a research project for the University of Utah. Looking for a way to celebrate Star Wars Day but already mastered Vader Immortal’s lightsaber dojo? Check out this great fan-made app for free. Starting life in 2018, the piece was developed as a means of studying simulation sickness in VR, where the motion we perceive inside headsets makes us feel nauseated.

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Jaunt’s New ‘Home Turf’ VR Series Lets You Explore The Extreme

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Despite having traveled all around the world, pro mountain biker, Cam Zink’s favorite place to push his limits is right at home in Virgin, Utah. Andy shares how his home of Moab, Utah has given him the freedom to evolve limitlessly not only as an athlete, but as a human who cherishes the space to reflect on “personal progression.” Get out of your comfort zone in this free climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and slacklining immersive series.

VR Attraction The VOID Plans to More Than Double in Size with 25 New Locations

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While initially beginning operations in 2015 at a testing facility in Pleasant Grove, Utah, It seems as though the company’s original plan for a ‘ flagship ’ location in the same city has yet to pull through. Out-of-home VR attraction chain The VOID may soon reach a city near you. The company recently announced plans to introduce 25 new locations through 2022, more than doubling its current footprint.