In an attempt to expand the market for female reproductive anatomy and other lab tools, a team of scientists in New York has built a laser reproduction room.
The research group, which is funded by the US National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, has installed five laser reproducing chambers in two buildings at the University of California, Berkeley and the University at Albany, where it is a faculty member.
It is a project to explore how the use of lasers for reproducing is related to social reproduction and the social reproduction of reproductive anatomy in humans.
The lasers are powered by a combination of ultraviolet light and heat, and the resulting electrical signals are transmitted through a fiber optic cable to a central computer.
The result is a virtual reproduction environment where individuals and their partners can interact and engage in sexual activity, said John Koss, a professor in the department of anatomy and reproduction at the UC Berkeley School of Medicine.
Koss has been involved in studies that have shown that when people can engage in physical contact and communicate with each other in virtual environments, they tend to experience higher levels of satisfaction with their relationships.
The researchers have found that if a person or a partner is unable to communicate or engage in such physical activity, they are more likely to report feeling disconnected, lonely or sad, Koss said.
The virtual reproduction experience is not only beneficial for individuals but also for their partners, he said.
It also allows them to connect socially with others.
“They may have to find a way to communicate with the other person, or they may have a partner who does not know what to do,” he said of the virtual environment.
“But they can find a partner.”
Koss and his colleagues have conducted experiments that show that a person’s ability to communicate, interact and bond with others is associated with a person having a greater sense of self.
He said the research could lead to a new generation of laser reproductives who have the ability to engage in a lot of physical intimacy with other people.
It could also be used to reduce the stigma associated with female reproductive organs, he added.
In addition to Koss and the other members of the research team, three other scientists contributed to the project.
The research was supported by the National Science Council and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The work was supported in part by the NIH-National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Research and Development Program and the California Biomedical Research Council.
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