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Fairbanks university to close virtual reality lab

FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska Fairbanks plans to close its Discovery Lab, saying funding for the 3-D virtual-reality facility will be redirected to other computing projects on campus The lab, which the Arctic Region Supercomputing...

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Juneau police warn parents, children to be careful on the Internet

...world, but according to some local officials the city's youth are still susceptible to predators who lurk in the virtual reality of the World Wide Web. Juneau police officer Troy Wilson, a sergeant in charge of investigations, said parents...

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Virtual spirituality may not be the way to go

...welcomes you to the Church of Virtual Reality! For a gift of $1000, we will...logged on. Yes, the Church of Virtual Reality has some decided advantages over...relates to us. The Church of Virtual Reality is easy, but old-fashioned...

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Briefly

...twist, youth 10 years or older who complete a skills test in the parking lot can accompany a police officer in a ``virtual reality run'' along a short section of the old Glacier Highway. Track at Adair to be closed until August The track and...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...twist, youth 10 years or older who complete a skills test in the parking lot can accompany a police officer in a ``virtual reality run'' along a short section of the old Glacier Highway. Track at Adair to be closed until August The track and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060700/Com_briefs.shtml
Visualization technology helps oil companies target oil better

...greater chance of success," Jones said. The company demonstrated the system for reporters last week. The darkened virtual-reality workroom is loaded with $650,000 in computer and projection technology. Inside, geophysicist Stephen Lewis manipulates...

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Business
A spoke in the wheel

...with the world for similar reasons. I imagine President Bush sometimes wishes he, too, could exit some Hollywood virtual reality after a wrap, or better yet, know with certainty every future twist and turn of scripted events. Granted, his...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031003/let_spoke.shtml
Opinion
More connected, but more alone

...restaurant banquette, a city street. We're now all part of each other's audiences. It's as if we live in a virtual-reality TV talk show, a rolling 12-step public marathon, with complete strangers spewing out intimacies or fighting right...

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Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...restaurant banquette, a city street. We're now all part of each other's audiences. It's as if we live in a virtual-reality TV talk show, a rolling 12-step public marathon, with complete strangers spewing out intimacies or fighting right...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081199/Ope_flemingcol.shtml
Libraries feature new fiction titles this week

...calls him a murderer. Meanwhile, his teenaged daughter is hard at work on projects of her own, moving in and out of virtual reality with ease, and his wife is preparing to hand over dangerous information to people she's not sure she can trust...

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