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The Alamo Treasures Roadshow Join the Alamo this April as we hit the road for a tour across Texas! A Story Bigger Than Texas 300 Years in the making, the epic story of the Alamo is renowned all over the world! The Mission Period 1700-1793 The story of the Alamo begins with the establishment of the Mission San Francisco de Solano near the Rio Grande River in 1700. There, Spanish missionary Father Antonio de San Buenaventura y Olivares worked to convert many of the Coahuiltecan take a Virtual Field Trip to Texas A&M! to Catholicism.
Decline of Spanish Rule: 1794-1821 In response to increased French and American threats from nearby Louisiana, Spain mobilized its military into the Texas frontier after the turn of the century. Mexican Texas: 1822-1835 When Mexico declared its independence from Spain in 1821, the Alamo remained a military outpost. The soldiers of the Alamo Company, named for their hometown Alamo de Parras south of the Rio Grande, shifted their allegiance to the newly formed independent nation of Mexico. Texas Revolution: 1835-1836 San Antonio de Béxar was now key military point, a crossroads and center of commerce in colonial Texas. With the outbreak of revolt in Coahuila y Tejas, San Antonio resumed its old role as Texas’ capital. Under The Republic: 1837-1845 Texas won its independence from Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.
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But the fighting did not end there. The Army Moves In: 1846-1877 Texas joined the United States on December 29, 1845. San Antonio de Béxar and the Alamo greatly benefitted from annexation and statehood. Centrally located and vital to Texas, San Antonio was already seen as an important civic and military asset. Warehouse to Shrine: 1878 -1905 The U.
Army departed the Alamo and established Fort Sam Houston to replace it in 1876. The remaining grounds of the Alamo compound were divided and sold for various uses. It is managed by the Texas General Land Office on behalf of the people of Texas. People visit from all over the world to see and learn about the mission and fort’s vital role in defending freedom.
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Are you sure you want to delete this note? Once deleted, we can’t bring it back. Can virtual reality recreate the effects of DRUGS? Read this: Can virtual reality recreate the effects of DRUGS? If virtual reality didn’t already feel enough like a mind-altering experience, the technology has now shown it can recreate the psychedelic effects of LSD. In promotion of the documentary Orange Sunshine, a VR experience called Origins aims to transport the wearer into a mid-1960s acid trip. From chairs that breathe to pulsating colors, the four-minute simulation through the HTC Vive headset taps into the visual phenomena associated with psychedelic drugs.
The production company behind it is Master of Shapes. Vive moves beyond just a headset and uses Kinect-style lasers to track even the smallest of body movements, letting players become fully immersed in their games. Kinect is a system designed by Microsoft for use with its Xbox games consoles. The technology can read up to six skeletons at once and its ‘small object detection’ is said to be two-and-a-half times better. HTC’s Vive has ‘full room scale’ and two wireless controllers with hand tracking.
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At this year’s CES, the company showed off the latest, advanced version of the technology. It has built on the original model unveiled ten months ago and has made the latest model more comfortable with a redesigned strap to give it more stability and balance. Kirkley, Origins is the first known VR program to replicate an acid trip, Michael Calore of Wired reports. For now, it is being used as a promotional tool for the documentary, which examines the story of the 1960s-70s Laguna Beach LSD distributors known as the Brotherhood of Eternal Love. But, it could one day be officially available for HTC Vive.
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Describing his first-hand experience with the immersive technology, Calore explains that while the system doesn’t exactly emulate a typical LSD trip, it does hit the mark in certain aspects. While a real acid trip can last upwards of 12 hours, the hallucinatory simulation is just four minutes. In the VR scene, Calore was accompanied by six people in a suburban California-style home. Everybody is fidgety, trying and failing to sit still, which makes Calore become anxious and sweaty. 800 HTC Vive headset, pictured above, and a pair of headphones. The colors in the room shift from bright to dull and back again, and the carpet vibrates.
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Faces are distorted, overlaid with Deep Dream images. The reporter even describes the eruption of flames as the group is suddenly transported from the home into the dark desert, surrounded by Joshua trees. In the simulation, the other characters are played by the actors featured in the documentary’s recreations. Los Angeles production house Master of Shapes. Kirkley tells Wired that he imagines this technology set up in the lobby of the film screening to draw people into the theatres. 800 HTC Vive headset, and a pair of headphones. I have previously struggled to buy into virtual reality when it consisted of sitting on a chair and simply looking around, but HTC’s Vive system has convinced me otherwise.
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During the demonstration I was taken into a room that was empty except for a computer setup, the HTC Vive headset, two controllers and sensors on two of the walls. These sensors use lasers to plot the room’s shape, size and obstacles. For the demonstration version, the headset was attached to the computer using wires. Once I put the headset on a grid appeared around me similar to how the holodeck appears in Star Trek. The demonstrator handed me the wireless controllers, which in itself was a strange experience to see controllers ‘floating’ towards you but not see the hands holding them. I was then trained to use the controllers by blowing up a balloon with the left hand and punching it through the air with the right. The first ‘experience’ dropped me underwater onto a sunken ship.
Small fish swam around me, which I could ‘touch’ and move. I could look over the edge of the ship and explore the deck. If at any point I approached a real-world obstacle, a feint grid would appear to warn me. During this experience a virtual stingray swam near my face and a huge whale made me jump as it appeared on my left shoulder and cast a shadow over me. Another experience involved painting in the air.
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Colours and brushes were selected with the left controller and painted with the right. These paintings hung in the air and I was able to walk through them. I also made snow fall around me. A third involved exploring a kitchen, making a meal and serving it.
At one point I dropped an egg near my foot and it broke and made a mess. I could use the controllers and triggers to pick up objects, move them around and drop them. These skills were then put to the test during another experience in which I had to repair a robot. While the final experience had me placed in the middle of a virtual battle. I could explore the battleground and kneel down so my face was in line with the ground. I couldn’t count the number of times I jumped, laughed, expressed surprise and was wowed by this technology.
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And this is an early version, with a limited number of trials. By these standards, this technology has the potential to live up to HTC’s claims of being revolutionary. That said, there is one substantial benefit to having a stationary virtual reality experience compared to one you can explore and that’s convenience. I can’t imagine many people have rooms they can dedicate entirely to this technology, or want to spend money on a host of kit, rather than just a headset. As it stands though this technology literally took my breath away at times and was the stand out tech of this year’s Mobile World Congress.
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But this Austrian alpine-coaster offers what is perhaps the most frighteningly fast – and seemingly dangerous – downhill descent there is. The single-pipe ride, which is located in Mieders, usually provides tourists with a slow, open trek down the mountainside. But one hardy adventurer recorded video footage of himself hurtling down the steep incline without applying the brakes. The result is a terrifying downhill plunge in small, open-topped car that appears to teeter on the edge of flying off the rail as it rounds tight bends. Earlier this year, the world’s steepest roller coaster opened in the shadow of Mount Fuji in Japan.