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oculus vr headquarters

from virtual reality, oculus vr posted in technology by tacopolis

The headquarters for the Oculus VR company is located at this address in Irvine, CA.

Founded in 2012, the Oculus VR company is the outcome of CEO's Palmer Luckey's work to create a consumer form of immersive interactivity.

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jonas salk hall

from polio vaccine posted in technology by pete_nice

Jonas Salk Hall is located on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Constructed in 1941 in the Art Deco style, the building was previously owned by the city of Pittsburgh, and was called the Pittsburgh Municipal Hospital for Contagious Diseases.

In an obvious move of selfishness, the hospital was built by President Roosevelt's Public Works Administration (remember, that guy in the wheelchair who had polio).

In a move that would make an Ayn Rand acolyte's head spin, the research department at this facility was funded by that same selfish Roosevelt's private foundation- the National Foundation on Infantile Paralysis (later named the March of Dimes).

In 1948, enter Jonas Salk, skilled and dedicated research scientist. He put together a team and a laboratory in the basement of this address and got to work. Seven years later, polio is gone. Gone! Seven years!

When asked who owned the patent to the vaccine, Salk replied "There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?" The estimated value, had the vaccine been patented, was roughly $7 billion.

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the fremont house

from rehab addict posted in television by crabapple

Nicole and the rehab crew take on this house in Season 1 of Rehab Addict.

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the lyndale house

from rehab addict posted in television by crabapple

This is the first house that Nicole tackles in Season 1 of Rehab Addict.

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the minnehaha house

from rehab addict posted in television by crabapple

Nicole spends a good deal of Season 1 of Rehab Addict (DIY network) rehabbing this 5 room mansion on the parkway.

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