Replacement tissue that avoids rejection by a patient’s immune system is a step closer to the clinic, as researchers have created human embryonic stem cells carrying the DNA of specific adults. Theoretically, such stem cells can form any of the body’s cell types and could be used in new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, cardiac disease, and spinal cord injuries. Researchers reported creating the stem cells using skin cells from one 35-year-old male and one 75-year-old male online yesterday in Cell Stem Cell. The scientists built on the work of a team led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Mitalipov’s group removed the DNA-containing nucleus from human eggs and replaced it with skin cells from infants and fetuses, a technique called somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). SCNT was used to clone Dolly the sheep in 1996. Rather than clone humans, researchers take the early stage embryos that result from SCNT and then derive stem cells (pictured above, fluorescently tagged red). The Mitalipov group was the first to get SCNT to work in humans, as they reported in Cell in 2013. But they used donor cells from fetuses and infants. The new study’s team showed that with minor tweaks, the technique works for adults.See more ScienceShots.
TOKYO – At a humble Tokyo laboratory, Godzilla, including the 1954 black-and-white original, is stomping back with a digital makeover that delivers four times the image quality of high definition.The effort with “4K” technology is carefully removing scratches and discoloration from the films and also unearthing hidden information on the reel-to-reel.Experts say the chemical reactions used to make old movies stored far greater detail than was visible with the limited projection technology of the era, as well as with subsequent digital updates.If all the hidden information of a reel-to-reel is ever brought out, quality would approximate 8K, they say.Only one minute from the original film and from each of the sequels has been turned into 4K so far but the results are stunning enough.Faded, blurry, yellowing footage of the radiation-breathing creature that emerged from the Pacific after atomic-bomb testing turns sharp, clear and vivid. It almost looks like state-of-the-art animation.It’s better than the original, said Toshifumi Shimizu of Tokyo Laboratory Co., the studio that undertook the painstaking effort.“You can feel the impact of the bodies banging into each other under the suits,” he said in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press.He said many scenes are more real and emotionally moving than what is achieved by today’s computer-graphics manipulation, widespread in Hollywood blockbusters.The details of the cityscape models, the bumpy skin of Godzilla and the metallic shine of the robots are revealed as they once were.The craftsmen at the lab made a point to keep visible the wires from which the flying monsters hung. The goal was to stay true to the intention of the original.In turning Godzilla films into 4K, each frame of the reel-to-reel is scanned by a special machine. Each frame is then examined for blotches and other damage that has crept in over the last 60 years. Any problems with a frame are fixed on a computer, one by one, by a film-processing specialist.Shoko Ideriha, one of the specialists, said the team pieced together the best segments, working with the only three copies left of the 1954 Godzilla. She compared fixing film to being a doctor treating a patient.The big catch is that 4K, also known as ultra-high definition, or Ultra HD, can’t be seen in most homes or theatres yet.For one, you would need a 4K TV, which is not cheap. Sony’s 85-inch model sells for $25,000, although prices are gradually coming down overall.More crucial still, 4K broadcasting is virtually non-existent. In Japan, it’s available only in limited test programming.But believers swear that it will become the standard of the not-so-distant future. Other movie classics, such as “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Gone With the Wind,” have turned 4K.What 4K promises for movie classics is astounding, said Takashi Sawa, of Nihon Eiga Satellite Broadcasting Corp., which aired all 28 Toho Godzilla classics for the 60th anniversary of Godzilla’s birth, which fell this year and marked the debut of Gareth Edwards’ Hollywood Godzilla.Nihon Eiga also aired a special program on the 4K Godzilla project on its cable network, which broadcasts to 7.5 million households in Japan.Restoring movie classics into 4K might do wonders for the chicken-and-egg dilemma for new technology, which generally won’t take off until there is content people want to watch.“TV drama shows shot in digital cannot be restored as 4K,” he said. “But Godzilla can become 4K.”___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyama AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Aug 27, 2014 3:41 am MDT Godzilla stomps back in ultra HD splendor, but wires aren’t erased to stay true to original
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real value of points Most people dont know how to redeem miles because they dont understand what a set number of points amount to There is a lot of talk about frequent flyer programs getting devalued but for the most part thats because the method for earning points has changed slightly over the last year or so But there are still ways to get around it and earning miles can still be super easy The number actual points to redeem flights has more or less remained the same And some of the award devaluations have happened in areas that will never affect the majority of travelers: in business and first-class cabins not economy cabins In most US frequent flyer programs 25000 miles is the baseline for a free domestic roundtrip within the continent In the past when miles were usually earned by flying this was easily attained with two long-haul international flights For instance flying a LAX-PEK roundtrip twice was enough to get one free domestic flight Thats it Or doing a transcon five times Buy five get one free These days its become popular to earn miles by signing up for credit cards with point bonuses So when a credit card says they have a 30k 50k 80k 100k point bonus its quick to suss out how much this is actually worth in round-trip flights Its all in multiples of 25000 right So theoretically 30k points is 12 round-trip flights 50k is 2 round-trip flights 80k is 32 round-trip flights and 100k is 4 round-trip flights Earning the actual miles actually isn’t that hard There are so so many ways to earn miles its not even funny This has been briefly covered before but the gist of it is that they can be earned through eating out renting cars doing a little bit of online shopping credit card spending and by actually flying Ive earned miles shopping at Nordstroms putting groceries on the right credit card or even playing an online game for three seconds And of course flying Credit card bonuses are also big business Airlines make so much money from credit cards that theyll give away 100000 points just to get you to sign up (Remember our primer Thats four round-trips) But there is one thing to be aware of: In the points and miles world how the mile is earned can affect your airline status Its important to remember that airline status has nothing to do with redeeming miles for free flights These are two totally separate benefits It depends on the endgame If youre after status and swanky airline benefits youll want to earn miles differently than if youre after a free trip to Cabo More or less these miles are essentially differentiated by whether you flew to get them or not These miles are often affectionately termed "butt-in-seat" miles and are the only miles that count toward status VIP treatment and lounge access Personally Im kind of a hoarder and am more about the status upgrades more than not But thats because I fly a lot and therefore thats whats valuable to me Airline status has nothing to do with free flights Basically airline status enables a traveler to upgrades priority boarding free bags lounge access and all that elite flyer stuff To be completely honest most credit cards enable similar benefits these days but the ultra-best benefits still go to the top status holders and still cant be bought In general airline status is usually earned by flying a set number of miles and spending a certain amount within an annual calendar year Every airlines got a different number The "counted period" often starts January 1 and goes to December 31 "Budget" airlines like JetBlue Virgin America and others usually prefer to count status on how much money has actually been spent while traditional large carriers prefer to focus on distance flown or distance flown and money spent Beyond that airline status is also usually divided into tiers In my experience most people wont see any benefits until they reach the middle tier More than not the middle tier also provides international recognition on other airlines when youre flying outside of your 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