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Elysium or the Elysian Fields is a conception of the afterlife that developed over time and was maintained by certain Greek religious and philosophical sects and cults. Initially separate from the realm of Hades, admission was reserved for mortals related to the gods and other heroes. Later, it expanded to include those chosen by the gods, the righteous, and the heroic, where they would remain after death, to live a blessed and happy life, and indulging in whatever employment they had enjoyed in life.The Elysian Fields were, according to Homer, located on the western edge of the Earth by the stream of Okeanos. In the time of the Greek oral poet Hesiod, Elysium would also be known as the Fortunate Isles or the Isles of the Blessed, located in the western ocean at the end of the earth. The Isles of the Blessed would be reduced to a single island by the Thebean poet Pindar, describing it as having shady parks, with residents indulging their athletic and musical pastimes.The ruler of Elysium varies from author to author: Pindar and Hesiod name Cronus as the ruler, while the poet Homer in the Odyssey describes fair-haired Rhadamanthus dwelling there. Wikipedia.

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"Elysium Health™ is committed to scientific rigor and advancements in research to identify natural compounds that may provide meaningful health benefits to people," said Dr. Leonard Guarente, co-founder and chief scientific officer at Elysium Health™ who also serves as the director of the Glenn Laboratory for the Science of Aging at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Understanding cellular health in the context of aging is critical to improving and maintaining one's health over the long-term, and we hope this Fellowship will lead to valuable scientific breakthroughs." Selected fellows will be assigned a mentor from Elysium Health™'s Scientific Advisory Board, which is comprised of more than 35 of the world's leading scientists, clinicians and industry innovators, including Nobel laureates. In addition, fellows will have the opportunity to travel to New York City to learn more about the healthcare business, such as marketing, product design, financing and sales. "The Prize Fellowship provides an amazing opportunity for scientists who want to focus on cellular health and the significant role it plays in the aging process," said Professor Katja Simon, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology at the University of Oxford. "By teaming up with Elysium Health™ to launch the Prize Fellowship, we believe we are taking an important step forward in our understanding of what our bodies need to slow down or even reverse aging." For more information on the application process and eligibility requirements, please visit www.elysiumhealth.com. About Elysium Health™ Elysium Health's™ mission is to solve the biggest challenges in health with science, to help people live healthier, longer lives. Working directly with the world's leading scientists and clinicians, Elysium Health™ translates advances in science and technology into effective, scientifically-sound products that help people manage their health in an actionable way. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/elysium-health-and-university-of-oxford-create-prize-fellowship-to-support-research-in-cellular-health-300459973.html


Elysium Space is a company that aims to provide its customers with the unique experience of launching their loved one's cremated remains to space. The company has now confirmed the launch of the world's first memorial spacecraft aboard SpaceX's rocket, Falcon 9. Some people choose to celebrate a departed loved one's life in unusual ways. Some scatter their ashes in their loved one's favorite lake, or perhaps bring the urn to a special location. Elysium Space, however, is offering the bereaved a memorial service that is truly out of this world. On May 16, Elysium Space confirmed that they will be launching the Elysium Star II aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This means that the sample of cremated remains of the first 100 clients who have already booked for a space memorial will soon be able to launch into space. These clients include U.S. military veterans, space enthusiasts, and other clients who just opted to celebrate their loved ones in an unconventional manner. Families are welcome to watch the launch at the airbase, or via a livestream. Elysium Space expects Star II to circle around every part of the globe in a sun-synchronous orbit for about two years before re-entering the Earth's atmosphere as a light show in the form of a shooting star. The Elysium mobile app will allow people to see the spacecraft's location in real time during the entirety of the mission. On their launch schedule, a Star I Mission was already launched in 2015 which is labelled as completed, but marked as a mission that did not reach the planned orbit. Star II, which will launch with the Falcon 9 is listed in the schedule as "in launch queue," while another mission for a Lunar memorial is scheduled for 2018. Reservations for the Star II and Lunar I are still open, with prices starting at $2,490. Elysium Space was founded in 2013 by a team of space and funeral experts with experiences relating to NASA space missions. The company believes in changing the vision of death to a celestial memorial that will celebrate the departed with honor and dignity. Once booked for a memorial service, Elysium Space will send their clients a kit with a custom ash capsule where a sample of the ashes of the departed will be placed. The capsule is customized to have the initials of the client's choosing, that will be shipped back to Elysium in a prepaid, preaddressed shipping box for U.S. customers. An engraved message of your choice will also be launched into the stars along with the capsule. People who are interested in the celestial memorial can also opt for a Lunar memorial where a part of the deceased's ashes will be delivered to the surface of the moon. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


News Article | May 22, 2017
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On May 22nd, Vya Sweet Vermouth was honored with the Vermouth Trophy at the 2017 International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London, an award which highlights its recipient as the best of all vermouths at the competition. Vya brand vermouths are produced by Quady Winery in Madera, California, and are considered by some to be the US’s first American craft vermouth. At the IWC, wines of all varietals, regions, and styles are blind taste tested and recognized accordingly during two stages of judging. From there, gold medal recipients go on to compete for the competition’s prestigious trophy medals. Only a single gold medal winner can be awarded a designated trophy medal, earning it the reputation of being the best in that category. Reflecting on news of the award, Andrew Quady expressed his gratitude, “Speaking for our talented winemaking team, Mike Blaylock, Darin Peterson and Cole Dennis, we are honored for the recognition of our achievement in the most important vermouth style, classic sweet or rosso vermouth.” Vya brand vermouths were created by Andrew Quady nearly two decades ago after a friend challenged him to do so. Quady Winery had already become well recognized for several very successful muscat based wines including Quady’s Essensia, Elysium and Electra Moscatos. Much of Andrew’s inspiration for Vya came from the determination to create and style it around vermouth being a wine first before anything else. Crafting accordingly, Vya was formed with the aroma, balance and complexity you’d expect to find in a fine wine. Vya Sweet and its two siblings, Vya Extra Dry and Vya Whisper Dry, ultimately evolved into the ideal vermouths for both mixing and enjoying on their own, and impressing the judges at IWC. For more information on Vya Vermouth or Quady Winery, visit www.vya.com or www.quadywinery.com.


NASA | Getty Images. The capsule containing the ashes will orbit the Earth for two years before re-entering the atmosphere "as as shooting star". A company planning to send the ashes of dead people into orbit said on Tuesday that it will hitch a flight on one of Elon Musk's SpaceX rockets. San Francisco-based Elysium Space describes itself as a "memorial spaceflight" company made of ex-NASA personnel and funeral experts. The business aims to "change the vision of death from the underground to the celestial." Each customer who signs up will receive a kit containing a custom ash capsule to collect the cremated remains of their loved one. This is then sent back to Elysium Space and is placed in the company's spacecraft. This will be launched into orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. "For about 2 years, our memorial spacecraft will respectfully and peacefully orbit the Earth," Elysium Space CEO Thomas Civeit, told CNBC by email on Tuesday. "Eventually, in a last poetic moment, the spacecraft will harmlessly re-enter the Earth's atmosphere, blazing as a shooting star." Family and friends can follow the progress of the spacecraft with an Apple iOS or Google Android app. So far the company has 100 participants booked. Each reservation starts at $2,490. The launch date is in the hands of SpaceX Civeit said and there is no time set as of yet. It will take place at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California when it does happen.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.theengineer.co.uk

Scifi writer Jon Wallace considers whether implants will unlock some hidden human potential – or do irreparable damage to our existence Last month, The Engineer reported on progress towards bionic eye implants. An array of silicon nanowires arranged in an electrode grid, implanted behind the retina and linked to a wireless device, has potential to restore sight. Once again engineering news astounds and delights – the scifi eye given life. Technological implants play a solid role in science fiction as a crucial component of the idea of the ‘transhuman’: that is, an evolutionary leap that sees mankind combine with technology to alter its perception and abilities. Interest in implants tends particularly towards the neural interface: as science has come to understand consciousness as more a product of the brain’s complex functions (as opposed to the awareness granted an immortal soul), so science fiction has explored the fascinating prospect of tampering with our brain’s computing. Writers like to explore the farthest reaches of such progress: will implants unlock some hidden potential or do irreparable damage? Could they unite humanity through a new, shared reality, or create new conflict – between those who embrace transformation and those who refuse it? Can we forfeit some precious part of ourselves yet be better people for it? These are all excellent foundations for stories: the fact that this research centres on the eye only rings more scifi bells: eyes are often the giveaway ‘otherness’ in the implanted or adapted: see Star Trek’s Seven of Nine and her bulky ocular attachment. The Borg are a reasonable representative for the portrayal of implanted characters, who are often disfigured, manipulated figures. The Borg’s implants are their chains, playing on our fears of an inescapable totalitarian commotion in our heads, countless voices drowning out our thoughts. Star Trek’s writers return to the Borg (again and again) because the stumbling, mindless drone, ‘awoken’ from captivity, makes a wonderful character. As long-lost relatives they can comment on our society with pleasing effect. Cinematic bad rap ‘Implants’ generally bad rap in cinema extends to many other forms. In The Matrix they are part of a ruthless trick, both duping man into oblivious service of machines and harvesting his energy. In Johnny Mnemonic and Elysium they are the tool by which men are made data mules: heroes chased and harried for the precious treasure in their heads. Novels such as Iain M Banks’ Feersum Endjinn, meanwhile, see implants deployed by the ultimate future surveillance state, allowing the King to jump into his subjects’ heads at will and see through their eyes – although they also grant humans a kind of immortality beyond ‘base reality’. Still, The Engineer’s news shows we don’t always have to view implants as obscene, probing devices that subvert our natural function. They can repair and even enhance us too. In recent decades, man has proven himself more than willing to bond to technology, to lose himself in other realities, and it hasn’t been all bad. Should we really fear the inevitable plunge into more intimate relations with technology? What need will we have of dreary office spaces, when in the blink of an eye implanted workers can transfer to a virtual workspace? We might well imagine that in such a world senior management would be unable to resist exploiting the technology to eavesdrop on employees – but would that be so bad? In our story, tyrannical chief execs around the world eagerly monitor their employees’ conversations, only to find complete and universal scorn for their abilities. Depressed, they resign en masse; the employees learn to go on without them easily enough, and an entirely new system of labour is established, free of redundant hierarchies. Sinister uses Might implants be used invasively by the government? What of a police force that boasts an implant that compels suspects to speak the truth? We could tell the story of a prime ministerial candidate who volunteers to have the device implanted, along with his own party, to prove the purity of their politics. They are wiped off the political map, as the electorate turn to the rival parties’ comforting fantasy and falsehood. Then there is the promise of The Engineer’s news story: of restoration and even enhancement of the senses. Implants could help release the victims of strokes and debilitating syndromes, allowing them to express themselves again by providing bridges over damaged synaptic pathways. Being human, their use might be more frivolous. We could follow the adventures of a Harley Street implant clinic that exploits a craze for implant-enhanced senses, offering its clients a dog’s sense of smell. The service is hugely popular, and has mixed results: many lose their jobs (being prone to wandering off into woodland and openly peeing during meetings). The more influential clientele do however, make a difference: pushing through a great world clean-air act. Jon Wallace is a science fiction author living in England. His new book Rig is out in paperback from Gollancz in April


Washington, DC, May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2017) — Madison Investments, the family owned and operated real estate development firm located in the nation’s capital, is pleased to announce the anticipated September 2017 opening of their newest luxury condominium, Kipling House, located at 900 11th Street, SE, 20003. Conveniently located in the center of our nation’s capital, Kipling House offers city dwellers the first entirely new condominium built on Capitol Hill in the last 15 years.  With spacious studio, one, and two bedroom homes, Kipling House offers luxury living with designer finishes and convenient amenities to complement a modern lifestyle and bring the epitome of living well in the heart of the District. Madison Investments tapped PGN Architects and Akseizer Design Group to design its unique and well-proportioned units, which span between approximately 550 to 1350 square feet.  Kipling House offers its homeowners’ sophisticated materials and subtle, natural palettes, which provide the perfect backdrop for each owner’s individual style. The spacious residences feature dynamically contrasting two-toned wood cabinetry harmonizing beautifully with stone countertops and backsplashes as well as, striking matte-black fixtures and hardware.  Residents can also take advantage of upscale-shared amenities including a chic outdoor terrace, perfect for grilling and summer entertaining.  The expansive rooftop deck has a capacity for 158 people with comfortable all weather furnishing affording homeowners striking views of the Washington Monument, the US Capitol building, and the Library of Congress.  There is a combination of 22 underground and five surface parking spaces, as well as 26 bicycle slots. Situated in the heart of Capitol Hill, Kipling House residents have everything they need right at their fingertips, from excellent donuts at District Donuts to the Miracle Theater, a beautifully restored historic cinema house. Right outside their door, one can take full advantage of some of the most intriguing landmarks and restaurants including the upcoming 11th Street Bridge Park, the U.S. Capitol, Marine Barracks, Library of Congress, Nationals Park, Rose's Luxury, Hank's Oyster Bar, Montmarte, Tunnicliff's Tavern, Bayou Bakery, and Peregrine Espresso. Madison Investments' philosophy and approach to each development stems from the notion of ‘how much can we give’ as opposed ‘what can we get away with’ the latter of which is all too common. Every property is developed with a great deal of attention to details and exquisitely designed common areas and all of this is brought about through careful collaboration with designers and architects. With the partnership of world class businesses including PGN Architecture, McWilliams | Ballard for sales and marketing, Eagle Bank, and ADG for Interiors architecture and branding, Madison Investments was able to bring their impressive vision for Kipling House to life.  For sales inquiries please visit: https://www.kiplingdc.com/inquire/. Founded in 2006, Madison Investments is a family owned and operated real estate development firm located in the nation’s capital, focusing on the renovation and ground-up development of residential and mixed-use properties in the District with an emphasis on luxury design.  Madison is propelled by the vision of its two founders, Sia and Barry Madani, and behind them is a versatile team that fuses expertise with diverse sectors.  The firm’s management team has worked together in Washington D.C. and its surrounding markets in varying capacities for over 35 years.  The company has performed a successful number of projects beginning with a six-unit condo conversion project in Columbia Heights called The Elysium, and currently has seven completed projects throughout the district including Elysium Fourteen, Colvin House, Trevelyan House, Hailey House, Thomason House, Lawrence House, and 1020 Monroe.  For more information, please visit http://www.madisoninvestments.net/. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ba1e11a3-f87d-42cf-9cba-84ea3a9e662a


Washington, DC, May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2017) — Madison Investments, the family owned and operated real estate development firm located in the nation’s capital, is pleased to announce the anticipated September 2017 opening of their newest luxury condominium, Kipling House, located at 900 11th Street, SE, 20003. Conveniently located in the center of our nation’s capital, Kipling House offers city dwellers the first entirely new condominium built on Capitol Hill in the last 15 years.  With spacious studio, one, and two bedroom homes, Kipling House offers luxury living with designer finishes and convenient amenities to complement a modern lifestyle and bring the epitome of living well in the heart of the District. Madison Investments tapped PGN Architects and Akseizer Design Group to design its unique and well-proportioned units, which span between approximately 550 to 1350 square feet.  Kipling House offers its homeowners’ sophisticated materials and subtle, natural palettes, which provide the perfect backdrop for each owner’s individual style. The spacious residences feature dynamically contrasting two-toned wood cabinetry harmonizing beautifully with stone countertops and backsplashes as well as, striking matte-black fixtures and hardware.  Residents can also take advantage of upscale-shared amenities including a chic outdoor terrace, perfect for grilling and summer entertaining.  The expansive rooftop deck has a capacity for 158 people with comfortable all weather furnishing affording homeowners striking views of the Washington Monument, the US Capitol building, and the Library of Congress.  There is a combination of 22 underground and five surface parking spaces, as well as 26 bicycle slots. Situated in the heart of Capitol Hill, Kipling House residents have everything they need right at their fingertips, from excellent donuts at District Donuts to the Miracle Theater, a beautifully restored historic cinema house. Right outside their door, one can take full advantage of some of the most intriguing landmarks and restaurants including the upcoming 11th Street Bridge Park, the U.S. Capitol, Marine Barracks, Library of Congress, Nationals Park, Rose's Luxury, Hank's Oyster Bar, Montmarte, Tunnicliff's Tavern, Bayou Bakery, and Peregrine Espresso. Madison Investments' philosophy and approach to each development stems from the notion of ‘how much can we give’ as opposed ‘what can we get away with’ the latter of which is all too common. Every property is developed with a great deal of attention to details and exquisitely designed common areas and all of this is brought about through careful collaboration with designers and architects. With the partnership of world class businesses including PGN Architecture, McWilliams | Ballard for sales and marketing, Eagle Bank, and ADG for Interiors architecture and branding, Madison Investments was able to bring their impressive vision for Kipling House to life.  For sales inquiries please visit: https://www.kiplingdc.com/inquire/. Founded in 2006, Madison Investments is a family owned and operated real estate development firm located in the nation’s capital, focusing on the renovation and ground-up development of residential and mixed-use properties in the District with an emphasis on luxury design.  Madison is propelled by the vision of its two founders, Sia and Barry Madani, and behind them is a versatile team that fuses expertise with diverse sectors.  The firm’s management team has worked together in Washington D.C. and its surrounding markets in varying capacities for over 35 years.  The company has performed a successful number of projects beginning with a six-unit condo conversion project in Columbia Heights called The Elysium, and currently has seven completed projects throughout the district including Elysium Fourteen, Colvin House, Trevelyan House, Hailey House, Thomason House, Lawrence House, and 1020 Monroe.  For more information, please visit http://www.madisoninvestments.net/. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ba1e11a3-f87d-42cf-9cba-84ea3a9e662a


Washington, DC, May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2017) — Madison Investments, the family owned and operated real estate development firm located in the nation’s capital, is pleased to announce the anticipated September 2017 opening of their newest luxury condominium, Kipling House, located at 900 11th Street, SE, 20003. Conveniently located in the center of our nation’s capital, Kipling House offers city dwellers the first entirely new condominium built on Capitol Hill in the last 15 years.  With spacious studio, one, and two bedroom homes, Kipling House offers luxury living with designer finishes and convenient amenities to complement a modern lifestyle and bring the epitome of living well in the heart of the District. Madison Investments tapped PGN Architects and Akseizer Design Group to design its unique and well-proportioned units, which span between approximately 550 to 1350 square feet.  Kipling House offers its homeowners’ sophisticated materials and subtle, natural palettes, which provide the perfect backdrop for each owner’s individual style. The spacious residences feature dynamically contrasting two-toned wood cabinetry harmonizing beautifully with stone countertops and backsplashes as well as, striking matte-black fixtures and hardware.  Residents can also take advantage of upscale-shared amenities including a chic outdoor terrace, perfect for grilling and summer entertaining.  The expansive rooftop deck has a capacity for 158 people with comfortable all weather furnishing affording homeowners striking views of the Washington Monument, the US Capitol building, and the Library of Congress.  There is a combination of 22 underground and five surface parking spaces, as well as 26 bicycle slots. Situated in the heart of Capitol Hill, Kipling House residents have everything they need right at their fingertips, from excellent donuts at District Donuts to the Miracle Theater, a beautifully restored historic cinema house. Right outside their door, one can take full advantage of some of the most intriguing landmarks and restaurants including the upcoming 11th Street Bridge Park, the U.S. Capitol, Marine Barracks, Library of Congress, Nationals Park, Rose's Luxury, Hank's Oyster Bar, Montmarte, Tunnicliff's Tavern, Bayou Bakery, and Peregrine Espresso. Madison Investments' philosophy and approach to each development stems from the notion of ‘how much can we give’ as opposed ‘what can we get away with’ the latter of which is all too common. Every property is developed with a great deal of attention to details and exquisitely designed common areas and all of this is brought about through careful collaboration with designers and architects. With the partnership of world class businesses including PGN Architecture, McWilliams | Ballard for sales and marketing, Eagle Bank, and ADG for Interiors architecture and branding, Madison Investments was able to bring their impressive vision for Kipling House to life.  For sales inquiries please visit: https://www.kiplingdc.com/inquire/. Founded in 2006, Madison Investments is a family owned and operated real estate development firm located in the nation’s capital, focusing on the renovation and ground-up development of residential and mixed-use properties in the District with an emphasis on luxury design.  Madison is propelled by the vision of its two founders, Sia and Barry Madani, and behind them is a versatile team that fuses expertise with diverse sectors.  The firm’s management team has worked together in Washington D.C. and its surrounding markets in varying capacities for over 35 years.  The company has performed a successful number of projects beginning with a six-unit condo conversion project in Columbia Heights called The Elysium, and currently has seven completed projects throughout the district including Elysium Fourteen, Colvin House, Trevelyan House, Hailey House, Thomason House, Lawrence House, and 1020 Monroe.  For more information, please visit http://www.madisoninvestments.net/. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/ba1e11a3-f87d-42cf-9cba-84ea3a9e662a


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: KBBE.2010.3.2-04 | Award Amount: 3.90M | Year: 2011

RADAR is a 7-member consortium that aims to develop a robust, sensitive, and versatile label-free, biosensor platform for spot measurements and on-line monitoring of toxins and pollutants in food production processes and in the aquatic environment. Specificity towards chemical pollutants and toxins is achieved by using recombinant receptors (namely the estrogen receptor and the aryl hydrocarbon receptor) whose amino acid sequences have been rationally designed based on genomic and functional information from aquatic organisms. Sensitivity of the biosensor is increased by the unique combination of isotachophoretic pre-concentration step, and surface nanostructuring & chemical modification. The integration of the label-free detection sensors with an on-line automated sample handling and a wireless communication system will yield a best-in-class biosensor platform for robust, specific and sensitive detection of EDCs and PAHs in difficult operating conditions. To validate the RADAR biosensor the consortium will test the biosensors in fresh and marine water, in fish farms, and in food products such as fish, fruit juices, and milk. Through their contacts in these industries, the partners will evaluate the performance of the biosensors in such environments, analyzing a representative number of samples and reporting on the stability, ruggedness and accuracy of the sensors used under laboratory and real test conditions. This project is expected to have a high economic impact, since our cost-effective sensor could find a worldwide distribution in most food production and water testing lines as supported by Agilent Technologies Inc.


Patent
Elysium and CELSYS Inc. | Date: 2012-12-04

A method of controlling a model by a computer, includes accepting an instruction of changing a pose or a movement of a standard model for which control data for joint angles is attached; determining a pose or a movement of the standard model based on the instruction and the control data for joint angles; and determining a pose or a movement of a target model to be controlled where parts of the standard model and parts of the target model being in correspondence with each other, such that the pose or the movement of the target model follows the pose or the movement of the determined standard model based on the correspondence of the parts of the standard model and the parts of the target model.

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