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.

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


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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Virginia coronavirus contract-tracing app uses Apple and Google software

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Virtual Reality Creeps Into Virginia Commonwealth University


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.

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.

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


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


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

AR Takes Center Stage At SXSW 2020


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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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.

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.

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

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

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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

This Tech Lets You Move Virtual Objects Like A Jedi


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.

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

Ida Showed the Fossil Fuel Industry Has Left Louisiana Defenseless

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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.

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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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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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

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

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Between Waves' Trailer Explores a Love Story Across Parallel Dimensions

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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.

Candyman's True Horror Was a Matter of Perspective

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Shudder's Behind the Monsters Looks Like a Slay-fully Good Time

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Shudder’s Behind the Monsters is a documentary series paying tribute to some of the biggest and most bloodthirsty names in the game.

No, Brands Can't Target Ads At Your Dreams

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Shudder's Behind the Monsters Series Will Showcase Slasher's Most Iconic Villains

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Freddy , Jason , Michael , Chucky , Pinhead , and Candyman (Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman)—all slasher monsters that horror fans are totally comfortable referencing on a first-name basis.

Candyman's Nia DaCosta Opens Up About the Idea Behind Tony Todd's Cameo

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The Mandalorian Rocks the Creative Emmy Awards

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Emmys aren’t just for actors. Sure, when you see the Emmy Awards on TV , it’s mostly honoring big-name stars and stuff like Best Comedy or Best Drama series. But the Emmys, more so than most other award shows, go way, way deeper.