Early Holdeck Level Real Life Holographic Videos

BYU’s holography research group has can create holographic lightsaber battles and spaceship battles of the Starship Enterprise and a Klingon Battle Cruiser that incorporate photon torpedoes launching and striking the enemy vessel that you can see with the naked eye. The researchers believe they will be able to create immersive holographic video that surrounds the …

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Bionano Genomics Optical Genome Mapping

Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) has started a preclinical evaluation study using optical genome mapping. The Saphyr system will be used as a research tool to analyze the genomes of couples who have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss or recurrent embryo implantation failure. The study’s objective is to determine whether the improved resolution of OGM, compared …

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Singapore Standardizes Genetic Testing for IVF Embryos

Singapore’s Ministry of Health has approved genetic testing of IVF embryos as mainstream clinical service. Pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT) for monogenic or single-gene defects (PGT-M) and chromosomal structural rearrangements (PGT-SR), previously available under a pilot programme, are now classified as mainstream, regulated clinical services with effect from May 1. PGT-M and PGT-SR, previously known as …

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AI Embryo Selection for IVF

An AI-based system photographs the embryos every five minutes, processes the data of their development and notifies any anomalies observed. This increases the likelihood of choosing the most viable and healthy early-stage embryo for IVF procedures. Almost one in six couples face infertility; about 48.5 million couples, 186 million individuals worldwide are inflicted. Europe has …

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Mars Life? Fungi-like Growth

There appears to be are images that researchers claim is life on Mars. Images taken by NASA’s Opportunity and Curiosity rovers as well as the agency’s HiRISE high-resolution camera attached to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter look a lot like Fungi on Earth. Fungi can live in extreme radiation. The researchers cannot completely rule out minerals, …

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COVID Misery and Response Rankings

Canada’s Macdonald-Laurier Institute created a COVID Misery Index. They compared the misery experienced by Canada against 14 other nations. They used 16 measures for which there is sufficient data from the comparison countries and divide them into three broad categories: disease misery, which looks at data related to the direct impact of COVID-19 on populations; …

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TSMC Arizona Fab Plans Increasing by 3 to 6 Times

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) is planning to build several more chipmaking factories in the U.S. state of Arizona beyond the one currently planned. In May 2020, TSMC announced they would build a $12 billion factory in Arizona. This was a win for the Trump administration to bring global tech supply chains back from …

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