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CNN News Blog:
A team of scientists from Japan, Russia and the United States hopes to clone a mammoth, a symbol of Earth’s ice age that ended 12,000 years ago, according to a report in Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun. The researchers say they hope to produce a baby mammoth within six years.
The scientists say they will extract DNA from a mammoth carcass that has been preserved in a Russian laboratory and insert it into the egg cells of an African elephant in hopes of producing a mammoth embryo.
The team is being led by Akira Iritani, a professor emeritus at Kyoto University in Japan. He has built upon research from Teruhiko Wakayama of Kobe's Riken Center for Developmental Biology, who successfully cloned a mouse from cells that had been frozen for 16 years, to devise a technique to extract egg nuclei without damaging them, according to the Yomiuri report.
The U.S. researchers are in vitro fertilization experts. They, along with Kinki University professor Minoru Miyashita, will be responsible for implanting the mammoth embryo into an African elephant, the report said.
"If a cloned embryo can be created, we need to discuss, before transplanting it into the womb, how to breed [the mammoth] and whether to display it to the public," Iritani told Yomiuri. "After the mammoth is born, we'll examine its ecology and genes to study why the species became extinct and other factors."-Sarah
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Click here and here for the MICA Communications Office's website for the event.
For images and a write up of last year's show (Panoptic), visit:
Gutter Magazine Part 1
Gutter Magazine Part 2
Look through Joel Bobeck's vimeo channel for clips from Panoptic ('10) and Brouhaha ('09)
See student Aaron Barlow's videos for the show.
Monday, January 17, 2011
The American show was “bound for disaster,” Mr. de la Renta said. “Yves Saint Laurent had converted a white Cadillac and he had Zizi Jeanmaire singing “Je Cherche un Millionaire,” and every French star was working on the French segments, and Cardin had some kind of Sputnik thing with models ready to take off into space. All we had was one tiny image of the Eiffel Tower hanging against a black curtain in the back.”
Yet it came off, Mr. Burrows said, “because the bare stage with no props made it look so modern.”
To see the whole article, click here .
-Hasta la vista, Valeska
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
From Style.com January 13:
Today in Florence, Gareth Pugh shows his new Fall ‘11 women’s collection as part of Pitti W. SHOWstudio alumna Ruth Hogben (who created the film Pugh screened with his collection last season, and also lensed the video with Mariacarla Boscono for Barneys.com and Givenchy) created a short to play alongside, inspired by “religious iconography and Florentine opulence.” Check it out below; we’ll be posting our coverage of the collection shortly.
It seems the video was shown along side the clothes which were presented on mannequins. I'm only half sold on both the clothes and the video, but I love the scale-like dress below!