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President Obama has his virtual reality debut in new Felix & Paul experience 25.8.2016 techCrunch
 With just a few months left in his term, President Obama is still trying out some cool, new stuff. Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America’s National Parks is a virtual reality project marking the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. The experience, which was actually a production National Geographic, Felix & Paul Studios and Oculus, is the first… Read ...
Google now lets you explore U.S. National Parks via 360-degree virtual tours 25.8.2016 techCrunch
 Exploring the world is something that’s always been a bit of a luxury for those who can afford to travel, but technology is changing that. With VR and 360-degree videos, you can now immerse yourself in virtual environments that give you a real sense of what a place is like, without actually being there. Google has been taking advantage of things like VR field trips and virtual reality… Read ...
Atlassian now lets you hire freelancers right from JIRA 25.8.2016 techCrunch
 JIRA, Atlassian’s flagship project management service, is getting a new feature today that will let you easily convert JIRA tickets into job postings on Upwork’s freelance marketplace. “The smartest people will always exist outside of your company,” Atlassian’s head of growth for JIRA and Bitbucket Sean Regan told me. For many companies — and especially… Read ...
President Obama Ventures Into Virtual Reality 25.8.2016 Inc
The White House collaborated with the National Geographic to celebrate the National Parks Service's 100th anniversary.
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Small plane crashes into hangar at Fullerton Airport, two hurt 25.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A single-engine private airplane struck three other planes and then crashed into a hangar after its pilot lost control during takeoff at the Fullerton airport Wednesday night, officials said.

The plane, a Siai Marchetti SF-260, veered across the runway and hit the other planes before crashing into...

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Yosemite, and President Obama, head into virtual reality 25.8.2016 AP Politics
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a new project with National Geographic, Barack Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to project himself into virtual reality - in this case, a 360-degree representation of Yosemite National Park....
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12 Months of National Parks -- No. 12, Olympic: The sun sets on this adventure 25.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
We have reached the end of our journey! My daughter and I started in September with our feet in the Atlantic Ocean. Twelve months and 12 national parks later, we have now played chase with the thundering waves of the Pacific. Hello and goodbye from our final destination: Olympic National Park! Thursday is the National Park Service centennial, and we will be joining rangers in a day of art activities and other festivities at Crescent Lake. My daughter Saskia and I arrived here Wednesday night as... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Thai farmers launch (bee) sting operation to stop elephants 25.8.2016 AP Top News
PANA, Thailand (AP) -- To stop wild elephants from rampaging through their produce, farmers in Thailand put up electric fences, set off firecrackers and even switched their crops from pineapples to pumpkins, which the pachyderms don&apos;t relish much. Nothing worked, so the villagers decided on Plan Bee....
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Douglas Brinkley on the Roosevelts and the National Parks 25.8.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
We mark today's centennial of the National Park Service with a talk by historian Douglas Brinkley, who has written books about the two presidents he thinks have had the biggest impact on conservation in America: Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt. FDR said, "there's nothing more American than the National Parks."
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Thai farmers launch sting operation to stop elephant raids 25.8.2016 Washington Post: World
To stop wild elephants rampaging through their crops, farmers in Thailand put up electric fences, burst firecrackers and even switched their crop from pineapples to pumpkins, which the pachyderms don’t relish much. Nothing worked, so the villagers decided on Plan Bee.
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Op-ed: After 100 years, we must not take our national parks for granted 25.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Centennial observances are pivotal moments to reflect on where we’ve been and to look forward to where we will go next. Today as we celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service (NPS), we can revel in the good fortune our nation has had in producing leaders and remarkable citizens whose great foresight has recognized places in this vast and incredible country that warrant protection and commemoration. While numerous national parks have been established, some with considerable conflic...
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National Park Service turns 100, and some sites are showing their age 25.8.2016 Washington Post
As they struggle to attract young people and minorities, America’s parks face a $12 billion funding shortfall that has left restrooms and bridges in disrepair and other needs neglected.
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We must recommit to national parks, America’s cathedrals 25.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service is much more than a celebration.
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Happy birthday National Park Service! Free entry, parties will mark agency's centennial 24.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The National Park Service turns 100 on Thursday marking a century since Woodrow Wilson signed into law the act creating the agency. Celebrations begin with free entry Thursday through Sunday at the 124 parks that charge fees.

In addition, parks, historic sites, seashores and other public lands...

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Obama designates a huge swath of Maine’s North Woods as a national monument 24.8.2016 Washington Post
The 87,500 acre area along the east branch of the Penobscot River might not become a national park, though, because of opposition from nearby residents and the state's congressional delegation.
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A personal celebration of national parks 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Contemplating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service that occurs Thursday, memories of dozens of special moments at parks throughout the United States come flooding back. What documentary filmmaker Ken Burns called “America’s Best Ideas,” the national parks provide memorable glimpses of history and the natural world. Personally, there are so many wonderful moments at so many different parks to remember. One of my first memories as a kid was traveling to Yellowstone after the great ea...
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On the 100th birthday of our national parks, here’s why we need them more than ever 24.8.2016 Washington Post
On the 100th birthday of our national parks, here’s why we need them more than ever
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Vote on the topic for a future Washington Post editorial 24.8.2016 Washington Post
Vote on the topic for a future Washington Post editorial
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12 Months of National Parks -- No. 11, Great Basin: Miles of adventure fit in one little ring 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The gnarled branches of a bristlecone pine act out the story of the rings inside. They writhe toward the sky like a frame from a stop-motion film, a hint of something dynamic in a tree that has stood still for 3,200 years. Time is swallowed in Great Basin National Park. Centuries are digested and transformed into stalactites dripping off marble, a glacier in its death throes after tens of thousands of years, images of a nebula in the dark Nevada sky, a tree that fits a human life into 2 inches o...
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Within the National Park Service, all parks are created equal 24.8.2016 Washington Post
Within the National Park Service, all parks are created equal
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