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Dance Music Icon Armin van Buuren Announces Virtual Reality Concerts in Sensorium Galaxy

dance music icon armin van buuren announces virtual reality concerts in sensorium galaxy

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Global dance music icon Armin van Buuren is a true legend of the electronic music industry. He is a regular headliner at world-famous music events such as EDC Vegas, Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, alongside his own internationally-renowned residency at Hï Ibiza, the trance figurehead is also well known for his entrepreneurial flair. From co-founding Armada Music, one of the world’s most successful dance music labels, to growing his weekly radio show — A State of Trance — into the world’s largest trance community with over 40 million listeners, the GRAMMY-nominated artist continues to innovate and assure his position as of the most influential figures in EDM worldwide.

Having conquered the dance music world, Armin van Buuren has now set his sights on the virtual world, joining forces with Sensorium Corporation, together with The Night League & High Scream, to announce a series of exclusive DJ performances in PRISM, the music world located within the alternate universe of Sensorium Galaxy.
Sensorium will create a photorealistic avatar of Armin van Buuren using state-of-the-art motion capture technology, which will then be used to front the Dutchman’s performances once the platform launches early next year.The concept of PRISM is developed with the artistic guidance of Yann Pissenem, …

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The pandemic has scrambled trust in science, with big implications for climate change

the pandemic has scrambled trust in science, with big implications for climate change

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The pandemic is throwing a wrench into Americans’ understanding of science, which has big implications for climate change.Driving the news: Recent focus groups in battleground states suggest some voters are more skeptical of scientists in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, while surveys reveal the persistence of a deep partisan divide.Why it matters: Science is at the heart of understanding the impacts of a warming world and what kind of policies governments should enforce.The world’s response to COVID-19 is providing what some experts say is a hyper-fast glimpse into how the world might address climate change over a longer period of time.Climate change, because it’s slower moving and its impacts more diffuse, is going to be even harder to tackle than a relatively fast-moving pandemic.Where it stands: Swing voters in five battleground states surveyed over the last six months expressed an increasing skepticism about science as the pandemic took over America.Focus groups with nearly 60 swing voters in Ohio, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin answered questions on several topics, including science and climate change, on a regular basis. (Most of the voters voted for Barack Obama in 2012, then Donald Trump in 2016.)These focus groups, part …

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How Virtual Reality is Transforming the Recruitment Process

how virtual reality is transforming the recruitment process

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In a savagely competitive talent market, hiring managers are feeling the squeeze to discover innovative procedures. Therefore, recruiters are making them fully aware of the game-changing prospects of VR in hiring.
Despite the fact that current day virtual reality isn’t exactly Matrix level, contemporary VR innovation is as yet amazing enough and can carry critical upgrades to recruiting processes.
Effectively used to train pilots, astronauts, and surgeons, virtual reality (VR) is presently changing the employment recruitment process. Actually, business spending on VR will reach $9.2 billion by 2021, as per Tractica. Why are organizations spending such a great amount on VR recruitment? With creative products like mixed reality apps, Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear, it’s presently simpler than ever to test the skills of possible applicants, tech-savvy millennials who contain 33% of the workforce, and give prospective candidates with immersive day-in-life experiences.

VR permits candidates to really SEE the role
There are numerous approaches to utilize VR in enrollment, one way is that virtual reality allows individuals to see if a job is appropriate for them. Thus, they will make the recruiters’ task easier, as they will only apply to those positions that fit their future profession plans. However, as a …

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KLM Cityhopper introduces Virtual Reality training for pilots | Auganix.org

klm cityhopper introduces virtual reality training for pilots | auganix.org

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In Virtual Reality NewsOctober 29, 2020 – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced that starting November 5, the company’s regional airline subsidiary KLM Cityhopper will be introducing virtual reality VR training for pilots flying Embraer 175 and 190 aircraft. Developed in-house, the VR training courses will allow pilots to make more effective use of their training time and will also yield cost savings, according to the company, which added that KLM Cityhopper is also the first airline to integrate VR into its pilot training for Embraer aircraft.KLM Cityhopper has a fleet of Embraers serving European destinations. The company decided to investigate the capabilities of VR in an effort to respond more flexibly to pilots’ differing training needs.“Virtual Reality makes training more accessible. It is on-demand and site-independent – pilots don’t have to be in a classroom or a simulator at a certain time. What’s more, it invites them to explore, something they can do safely in a virtual environment,” said Sebastian Gerkens, Senior Instructor Embraer at KLM Cityhopper. “VR allows pilots to familiarise themselves with the cockpit in advance, so that they make more effective use of their simulator time.”KLM stated that the new training approach will help to generate cost …

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The science behind ‘the breath of a wok,’ an essential ingredient in the perfect bowl of fried rice

the science behind ‘the breath of a wok,’ an essential ingredient in the perfect bowl of fried rice

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(CNN) — Chef Kwok Keung Tung tosses the wok with one hand, using the other to stir with a metal spatula. Both hands occupied, he uses his knee to nudge the gas stove’s lever up and down to control the fire fan, sporadically engulfing a third of the wok in flames.It takes only three minutes for the lump of white rice to transform into the bowl of golden fried rice he places on the serving counter.”This is what you’re looking for — wok hei (the breath of wok),” Danny Yip, co-founder of Hong Kong restaurant The Chairman, tells CNN Travel. “Wok is the essence of Chinese cooking in South China. And Cantonese chefs are the master of fire and wok.” Wok hei: An invisible but essential ingredient in Cantonese cooking. Maggie Hiufu Wong/CNNIf anyone’s an authority on the subject of wok hei, it’s Yip. For those who grew up in a Cantonese family, it’s almost impossible to go to a Chinese restaurant without hearing someone — usually older — comment “gau wok hei” (enough wok hei) or “ng gau wok hei” (not enough wok hei) when establishing a benchmark of how authentic a Chinese restaurant actually is. Hei ( …

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KLM Cityhopper seeks EASA backing for virtual-reality pilot training

klm cityhopper seeks easa backing for virtual-reality pilot training

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KLM’s regional Cityhopper division is exploring whether it can obtain European safety authority certification for virtual-reality pilot training. The regional operator is interested in pursuing European Union Aviation Safety Agency approval for the training, which will initially complement its regular training programmes. Cityhopper says the virtual-reality scheme could then start …

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Trump’s Closing Argument on Virus Clashes With Science, and Voters’ Lives

trump’s closing argument on virus clashes with science, and voters’ lives

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As an immense new surge in coronavirus cases sweeps the country, President Trump is closing his re-election campaign by pleading with voters to ignore the evidence of a calamity unfolding before their eyes and trust his word that the disease is already disappearing as a threat to their personal health and economic well being.The president has continued to declare before large and largely maskless crowds that the virus is vanishing, even as case counts soar, fatalities climb, the stock market dips and a fresh outbreak grips the staff of Vice President Mike Pence. Hopping from one state to the next, he has made a personal mantra out of declaring that the country is “rounding the corner.”Mr. Trump has attacked Democratic governors and other local officials for keeping public-health restrictions in place, denouncing them as needless restraints on the economy. And venting self-pity, the president has been describing the pandemic as a political hindrance inflicted on him by a familiar adversary.“With the fake news, everything is Covid, Covid, Covid, Covid,” Mr. Trump complained at a rally in Omaha on Tuesday, chiding the news media and pointing to his own recovery from the illness to downplay its gravity: “I …

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XRHealth to Launch Virtual Reality Telehealth Clinic in Israel In November

xrhealth to launch virtual reality telehealth clinic in israel in november

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What You Should Know:

– XRHealth announce it will launch a new virtual reality telehealth clinic in Israel, slated to open on November 1st.

– The VR-driven telehealth clinic treats patients in
Israel for symptoms related to Stress & Anxiety, ADHD, Motor &
Cognitive Rehabilitation, post-COVID-19, Parkinson’s, Brain Injury, and more.

XRHealth, a Boston, MA-based provider of extended reality therapeutic applications, today announced a new virtual reality telehealth clinic in Israel, opening on November 1, 2020. The virtual reality telehealth clinic treats patients in Israel for symptoms related to Stress & Anxiety, ADHD, Motor & Cognitive Rehabilitation, post-COVID-19, Parkinson’s, Brain Injury, and more.

The Israeli-based clinic will provide patients with a VR headset at home to access different virtual treatment rooms with various therapeutic exercises. Patients are paired with a licensed clinician who evaluates them, creates a treatment plan, monitors their progress, and adjusts the treatment plan based on the patients’ actual outcomes. Patients can communicate with their clinicians and track their progress using the XRHealth mobile app.

The clinic will be powered by leading medical centers in
Israel and around the world and employs licensed clinicians who are trained in
VR treatment, including physical therapists, occupational therapists,
psychologists, and more.

“In the era of COVID-19, …

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The future of theater in NYC extends into virtual reality

the future of theater in nyc extends into virtual reality

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I am standing on a beach, watching a dance that feels like a memory. It is the 1980s, and two gay men are sharing an intimate duet. As they circle around me to the strains of a Chopin nocturne, their bodies are not quite bodies; they are ghostly, pointillist collections of colored dots. And yet they have lifelike dimensions. When I change my position I can see them from different angles, or even watch them from above, like a god.
When I take off my headset, they are gone. The dance on the beach is part of the Peabody Award–winning virtual-reality art project Queerskins: Ark, and its choreographer, Brandon Powers, has come to my apartment with a small backpack of equipment to show it to me. Powers makes such “house calls” on a regular basis, and he’s an enthusiastic advocate for his cause: the potential for combining digital extended-reality technologies, or XR, with material and approaches that we associate with live theater—and tapping into vast new audiences in the process.
Separately from his work on Queerskins, Powers is heading up a new XR initiative at Musical Theatre Factory, a company that serves as a development pipeline for …

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