Snowstorm Traps People Overnight on I-95 in 'Dystopian' Virginia Nightmare

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Hundreds of people have been trapped in their cars on a stretch of highway in Virginia on Monday and Tuesday after a heavy snowstorm made roads nearly impassible.

Privacy Advocates Lambast Virginia for Ditching Police Facial Recognition Ban

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Virginia, which approved a ban on local police use of biometric identification tools around a year ago, formally bailed on the law’s most substantive measures on Friday.

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Newly Sworn-In West Virginia Lawmaker Streamed Video Of Himself Storming the Capitol

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Newly-elected member of West Virginia’s House of Delegates Derrick Evans was among the insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. derrick evans house of delegates west virginia us capitol insurrectionists facebook

West Virginia Starts New Fake Culture War Against Blackrock

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West Virginia won’t use BlackRock’s investment funds any longer as part of its banking transactions, positioning itself as defending poor, defenseless American fossil fuel companies.

Watch Google’s Wing drones make deliveries to folks in Virginia

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A trial drone delivery service operated by Google's Wing unit is celebrating a year of operations in Christiansburg, Virginia. News breaking twitter delivery drones drone delivery google wing Wing

A Caterpillar With Vomit-Inducing Poison Fur Is Taking Over Virginia

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Now the East Coast is getting in on the bad bug action, too, as furry poisonous caterpillars that can make people vomit and feel like they’re going into shock spread across Virginia. 2020 gonna 2020 virginia caterpillars insectsThe West Coast is dealing with murder hornets entering a “slaughter phase.” More like United States of Ahhh Get These Horror Show Bugs… Read more.

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus. in Star Wars

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While Life Day will always be Star Wars ’ most famous holiday, there are more. Many more. There’s an entire galaxy full of celebrations, festivals, and observances including, somewhat surprisingly, the planet Aargau’s Take Your Daughter to Work Day.

Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Virginia Restaurant Chain Sickens 50 People, Kills One

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An outbreak of hepatitis A has sickened at least 50 people in Virginia, with one person dying and another needing a liver transplant. The cases have been tied to a restaurant employee who worked at several locations of a local chain.

Meet the Virginia Doctor Running for Congress in the Year of Covid-19

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Even in ordinary times, 37-year-old Dr. Cameron Webb’s campaign to become a Democratic house representative for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District would be noteworthy.

Virginia coronavirus contract-tracing app uses Apple and Google software

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Virtual Reality Creeps Into Virginia Commonwealth University

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Virginia Commonwealth University , or VCU for short, is the latest educational facility to install a Virtual Reality lab on their premises. While not every VR Lab out there will offer setups as advanced as Virginia Commonwealth University, but these labs are becoming much more commonplace. The post Virtual Reality Creeps Into Virginia Commonwealth University appeared first on VR World.

West Virginia Man Arrested for Making a 'Wall Hook' That Could Turn an AR-15 Into an Illegal Machine Gun

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A West Virginia man named Timothy Watson was arrested last week for allegedly selling a 3D-printed wall hook that, when disassembled, was actually a “drop-in auto sear,” a small piece of plastic that could turn the popular AR-15 rifle into an illegal machine gun.

Virginia Cops Used Fake DNA Docs to Coerce Confessions. Somehow, That’s Legal

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DNA forensics, at their best, are intended to bring an air of scientific confidence to the criminal justice system to hopefully prevent the worst kinds of wrongful convictions. Those good intentions are made meaningless though when bad cops decide to fight dirty. Read more.

FBI, USAF Investigating if Military Helicopter Shot at in Virginia Was Targeted or Hit by Random Gunfire

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Air Force UH-1N Huey helicopter while it was flying in Virginia around noon on Monday, injuring one of the two pilots on board, an Air Force official told CNN on Wednesday. Someone opened fire on a U.S.

AR Takes Center Stage At SXSW 2020

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The annual festival will debut new AR experiences from Magic Leap, Intel, and director Virginia Galloway. News AR glasses Augmented Reality Intel Magic Leap NCT 127 Superhuman AR SXSW 2020 The Last Light Virginia Galloway Virtual Cinema Program Hiraeth

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Virginia Tech, University of Florida, HaptX win $1.5M NSF grant to create full-body haptic feedback for VR and robotics

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Blacksburg, Virginia and San Luis Obispo, California – A research team including Virginia Tech, University of Florida and HaptX won a $1.5 The post Virginia Tech, University of Florida, HaptX win $1.5M

Voter Registration in Virginia Extended After Last-Minute Technical Mishap

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A federal judge in Virginia has extended voter registration through the end of Thursday after its online system became inaccessible just hours before the state due date on Tuesday, Bloomberg reported.

Human Remains Unearthed Where Colonial Williamsburg’s First Black Church Once Stood

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God Will Help Us Fix Climate Change, so 'Drill Baby Drill,' West Virginia Governor Says

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said that God will “give us time” to fix climate change—“if” it exists, he emphasized—if the U.S. acts now to increase fossil fuel production to respond to the burgeoning energy crisis thanks to the invasion of Ukraine.

These Animals Are Thriving Under Climate Change

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This Tech Lets You Move Virtual Objects Like A Jedi

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In fact, I’m a bit surprised it took this long, but researchers at Virginia Tech have put their brains to good use and come up with a way for ordinary mortals to replicate the telekinetic powers of a Jedi in VR. . Image Credit: Virginia Tech. News Jedi Force Push Leap Motion Oculus Rift Virginia TechThese are definitely the VR powers you’re looking for…. It was only a matter of time.

Coal Plant Won't Pay Its Rent, but Can Pay Joe Manchin

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West Virginia Lawmaker Livestreamed His Way Into Federal Charges

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An official with the Department of Justice announced on Friday that Derrick Evans , a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, will face… Read more. rules of the internet derrick evans west virginia house of delegates charges capitol hill riots

California Is Betting Big on Offshore Wind Power

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Ida Showed the Fossil Fuel Industry Has Left Louisiana Defenseless

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How Life in the 'Deep Biosphere' Thrives Despite Temperatures That Would Fry Humans

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You Won't Be Alone's Writer-Director on His Dreamy, Witchy New Movie

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The Other Creepy Guy on Netflix's Tiger King Indicted on Wildlife Trafficking Charges

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On Thursday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring gave everyone a reason to say, “oh yeah, I forgot about that Doc… Read more. tiger king netflix doc antle indictment wildlife trafficking mark herring virginia myrtle beach safari park

Could Fossil Fuel Companies Ever Be Tried for Crimes Against Humanity?

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Someone does something wrong, and is held accountable for it. It’s a pleasant notion, one with no bearing whatsoever on the world of the super-rich, whose various plunderings, deceptions, and general anti-humanity behaviors have gone and will continue to go unpunished.

No, Brands Can't Target Ads At Your Dreams

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Space Force Rocket Launch Should Be Visible From Eastern U.S. on Tuesday Morning

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President Joe Biden Approves Nation's First Major Offshore Wind Farm

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MrBeast Misses the Point

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This week, YouTuber MrBeast posted a video with an elaborate, death-free reconstruction of the challenges from the popular South Korean drama Squid Game to his, as of the time of this writing, 82.9 million followers.

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Between Waves' Trailer Explores a Love Story Across Parallel Dimensions

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Candyman's True Horror Was a Matter of Perspective

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Moving Virtual Objects Like a Jedi

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In fact, I’m a bit surprised it took this long, but researchers at Virginia Tech have put their brains to good use and come up with a way for ordinary mortals to replicate the telekinetic powers of a Jedi in Virtual Reality. The Force Push technique developed at Virginia Tech gives users the ability to move faraway objects with 'Yoda-like calm, nuance, and focus' Click To Tweet. . These are definitely the VR powers you’re looking for…. It was only a matter of time.

Huntington Beach High School May Want to Change Its Mascot After This Oil Spill

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