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Washington State Entomologists Ask: 'Have You Seen This Huge Moth?'

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Washington State entomologists are asking people to be on the lookout for a potentially problematic newcomer to the state: the Atlas moth. Fortunately, the insects are pretty hard to miss, with their nearly 10-inch wingspans and distinctive diamond markings. Read more.

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Spatial Beats: Harvesting AI Data & Cutting Corners

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The New York Times exposes big tech data harvesting and The Washington Post skewers Humane's AI Pin. We have these and other items at the intersection of AI and XR through the eyes of Charlie Fink. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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More Murder Hornet Nests Found in Washington State

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Officials with the Washington State Department of Agriculture have eradicated their second Asian giant hornet nest of the year, but a third nest was spotted nearby. Which, uh oh. Read more.

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Weed Shops Offer Free Joint to Anyone Who Gets Vaccinated in Washington State

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Cannabis retailers in Washington state have received local government approval to offer a free joint to anyone who gets vaccinated for covid-19, according to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. The offer is only available to people 21 years of age and older and state approval has only been granted through… Read more.

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AR Experience Introduces Three New Olympic Sports

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The Washington Post uses AR and interactive video to showcase three new Olympic sports debuting in Tokyo. To celebrate the games, The Washington Post has created a unique AR and experimental video series that introduces you to three rising stars on Team USA who are competing in three new Olympic sports! Image Credit: Washington Post.

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Take a Look Inside the Washington State Murder Hornet Nest

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On Tuesday, Washington state officials announced they found over 500 Asian giant hornets in the nest, including dozens of not-yet-fertile queens that were primed to mate, wait out the… Read more. The full contents of the first “murder hornet” nest discovered in the U.S. have been revealed, and they’re unsurprisingly terrifying.

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Washington and Massachusetts Mull Bans of New Gas-Powered Cars, Following California

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Since then, officials in Washington state and Massachusetts have announced their own similar plans, also citing the need to lower emissions. Last week, California became the first state to officially announce the phase-out of gas-powered cars in order to significantly lower emissions by the middle of this century. Read more.