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

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.

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Cut Fiber Optic Cable Knocks Virginia Voter Registration System Offline Hours Before Deadline

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On the last day for residents across Virginia to register to vote in the coming election, multiple websites housing the state’s voter registration portal were suddenly knocked offline. election 2020 virginia voting

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

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.

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. Read more. qa coronavirus covid 19 cameron webb science congress election 2020

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.

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.

2017 Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit Happening October 31 In Arlington, Virginia

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The 2017 Military Virtual Training and Simulation Summit allows US Military, government agencies, educational leaders, and solution-providers to come together in a town-hall forum to discuss the current and future direction of virtual training and simulation. This program will incite discussion surrounding virtual reality and simulation as a superior military training tool due to its cost-effectiveness and pragmatic nature.

Virginia coronavirus contract-tracing app uses Apple and Google software

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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. Award-winning director Virginia Galloway will be at the festival to present her experimental immersive audio project Hiraeth , where you explore how we as humans connect with sound and highlighting our primal connection to Earth’s quiet places.

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

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

Google's Wing drones deliver library books to Virginia students

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Many U.S. states are lifting some or most of their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, allowing folks to retain at least some semblance of pre-pandemic life. But not everyone is ready or able to venture outside again. And for those people, Google has a lofty solution. Public schools in Montgomery County, Va., last week became the first in the world to offer a library book drone delivery service.

Virgin is working to elevate hyperloop travel by 2030

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The company is now building a state of the art testing facility in West Virginia, which includes a 10-kilometer-long testing tube. More about Transportation , Test , West Virginia , Virgin , and Hyperloop. Transportation Test West Virginia Virgin Hyperloop

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.

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

Flying snakes are able to glide across the air like acrobats. Here’s how they do it.

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Virginia Tech professor Jake Socha and his research team used high-speed cameras and motion capture techniques (think LOTR's Gollum) to show how the snakes' swimming-like motion in mid-air helps them stay stable and land safely. Science Flight Snakes Engineering Virginia Tech

Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

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Virginia and West Virginia. Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming. Their approach is different than what Microsoft or Google has built but Facebook highlights a shared central challenge: dealing with Apple.

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.

VR Technology Being Used In De-Escalation Training For Police

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Police officers operating out of the Strasburg Police Department in Strasburg, Virginia have begun receiving supplemental VR training centered specifically around crisis de-escalation. Lonnie Conner according to The Northern Virginia Daily.

HaptX Secures $1.5M Grant to Build Full-body Haptics for VR & Telepresence Robots

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The company behind the force feedback haptic gloves HaptX and research teams from Virginia Tech and University of Florida have secured a $1.5

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Doc Antle of 'Tiger King' indicted on animal cruelty, wildlife trafficking charges

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The Tiger King's mentor has been indicted on wildlife trafficking and animal cruelty charges, Virginia's attorney general's office announced Friday. Antle's Myrtle Beach Safari is in South Carolina and Wilson’s Wild Animal Park was in Virginia.

Read the Fine-Print on Verizon's New 4G Home Internet

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Verizon announced today that it has launched a brand new 4G LTE home internet option for residents in parts of Savannah, Georgia, Springfield, Missouri, and the Tri-Cities of both Tennessee and Virginia.

Viral Video of Man Burning Trump Ballots Is Totally Fake

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Weather Channel Demonstrates Dangers Of Hurricane Florence Using Mixed Reality

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Even with mandatory evacuations of Virginia and the Carolina’s currently underway, officials expect heavy damage and casualties as a result of the deadly weather. MR & AR technology showcase the potential destruction of the cat 2 storm currently hitting the Carolina states.

Report: Apple Using VR to Test Self-Driving System

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The computer tech professor from Virginia Tech literally wrote the book on 3D interfaces. Virtual reality is being used to test Apple’s self-driving vehicle. According to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday, Apple will be able to continue to keeping their secretive plans to develop self-driving software behind closed doors thanks to virtual reality.

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U.S. Olympic And Paralympic Committee’s Launch VR Concussion Education Series ‘CrashCourse’

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According to research conducted by West Virginia’s Brain Injury Research Institute , an estimated 1.6 – 3.8 Mountain biking champion Kate Courtney leads us through a VR tour through the human brain in episode one of this multi-part series. million sports and recreation-related concussions are reported in the United States each year. That’s an extremely concerning number given the fact that brain injuries lead to more deaths than any other sports-related injury.

This Restaurant Will Let You Paint With Sauces in VR

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26 – Virginia Tech vs. Virginia. Zaxby’s is taking an interactive HTC VIVE experience on tour to tailgaters across the country. With over 700 locations across 17 states, quick service chicken restaurant Zaxby’s is giving college football fans a taste of something new while tailgating this season. The “Zaxby’s Fanz of Flavor” tour is hitting the road with a full-sized wooden barn where you can get your hands on the HTC VIVE and a few custom interactive VR experiences.

Kai XR: Bringing VR To The Classroom, One Headset At A Time

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In fact, she started at 17 years old as an assistant in her former third grade teacher’s Chesapeake, Virginia classroom where her then-six years old sister was in first grade. “[In] Kai XR offers students a unique look into their futures.

10 protests that have defined 2020 so far

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Small protests also emerged during the earlier months of the pandemic in states like Michigan and Virginia as conservative activists demonstrated their opposition to the science-backed stay-at-home orders meant to slow the coronavirus' spread. You'll likely tell your grandkids about the protests you attended in 2020. Future historians, too, will toil over the twists that emerged on what felt like a daily basis throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Unabomber for HTC Vive lets you skip FBI training

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If you want to work for the FBI, you can look forward to 20 intense weeks of training at Quantico in Virginia. However, if that seems like a little too much commitment and you think you can start working on solving crimes now, you can download the Unabomber for the HTC Vive, now available on Viveport. Unabomber: The Virtual Reality Experience allows you to join the FBI Task Force in charge of investigating one of the most challenging domestic terrorist cases in US history.

‘Firewall Zero Hour’ to Get New Maps, Characters & Weapons Starting Tomorrow

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Another new free map, called Gauntlet, will also arrive then, a training ground located in the state of Virginia. Firewall Zero Hour (2018) , the PSVR exclusive team-based shooter from First Contact Entertainment, is getting a new DLC drop soon called Operation: Heartland. The free DLC is said to arrive in two pieces, the first on October 22nd and the second on November 26th.

U.S. Army Begins Using AR to Locate Mines on the Battlefield

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Showcased recently at CERDEC’s testing center in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the prototype metal detector-type device was waved over a mound of sand where a nearby screen then projected a digital image of what lies within the depths of the sand. New technology from Army Research lets technicians “see” buried explosives using AR headsets.

Homeland Security Releasing VR School Shooting Training Simulator

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Educators can learn how to survive a virtual school shooting. In response to the rising number of mass shootings in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security developed and released a WebVR training simulator last year called EDGE (Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment), which helped prepare first responders for the stressful moments of responding to an active shooter scene.

Force Push Is A Star Wars-Style VR Interaction System Using Hand Gestures

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This new system from Virginia Tech researchers lets you do just that. Ever wanted to wield the power of a Jedi inside VR? Force Push is a new object manipulation system for VR being worked on at the institution’s College of Engineering. It uses hand-tracking (namely a Leap Motion sensor fitted to the front of the Oculus Rift) to allow users to push, pull and rotate virtual objects from a distance, just like a Skywalker would. Run Yu, Ph.D.

EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

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At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.