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Prometheus is a Titan In Greek mythology, best known as the benefactor who brought fire to mankind. Prometheus sided with Zeus and the ascending Olympian gods in the vast cosmological struggle against Cronus and the other Titans. Prometheus was therefore on the conquering side of the cataclysmic war of the Greek gods, the Titanomachy, where Zeus and the Olympian gods ultimately defeated Cronus and the other Titans.Ancient myths and legends relate at least four versions of the narratives describing Prometheus, his exploits with Zeus, and his eternal punishment as also inflicted by Zeus. There is a single somewhat comprehensive version of the birth of Prometheus and several variant versions of his subjection to eternal suffering at the will of Zeus. The most significant narratives of his origin appear in the Theogony of Hesiod which relates Prometheus as being the son of the Titan Iapetus by Clymene, one of the Oceanids. Hesiod then presents Prometheus as subsequently being a lowly challenger to Zeus's omnipotence. In the trick at Mecone, Prometheus tricks Zeus into eternally claiming the inedible parts of cows and bulls for the sacrificial ceremonies of the gods, while conceding the nourishing parts to humans for the eternal benefit of humankind. The two remaining central episodes regarding Prometheus as written by Hesiod include his theft of fire from Olympus for the benefit of humanity against the will of Zeus, and the eternal punishment which Prometheus would endure for these acts as inflicted upon him by the judgment of Zeus. For the greater part, the pre-Athenian ancient sources are selective in which of these narrative elements they chose by their own preferences to honor and support, and which ones they chose to exclude. The specific combinations of these relatively independent narrative elements by individual ancient authors , and specific exclusions among them, are often influenced by the particular needs and purposes of the larger myths and legends which they are depicting. Each individual ancient author selectively preferred certain crucial stories depicting Prometheus over others.The intensive growth and expansion of Greek literature and philosophy in the classical fourth and fifth century Athenian period would greatly affect both the interpretation and influence which the myth of Prometheus would exert upon Athenian culture. This influence would extend beyond its dramatic and tragic form in the Athenian period, and influence large portions of the greater Western literary tradition which would follow it for over two millennia. All three of the major Athenian tragedians, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, were affected by the myth of Prometheus. The surviving plays and fragments of Aeschylus regarding Prometheus retain a special place of prominence within modern scholarship for their having survived the ravages of time. The majority of plays written by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides have been lost to literary antiquity, including many of their writings on Prometheus.Both during and after the Renaissance, Prometheus would again emerge as a major inspiration for his literary and poetic significance as a symbol and archetype to inspire new generations of artists, sculptors, poets, musicians, novelists, playwrights, and film-makers. His literary and mythological personage remains prominently portrayed in contemporary sculpture, art and literary expression including Mary Shelley's portrayal of Frankenstein as The Modern Prometheus. The influence of the myth of Prometheus extends well into the 20th and 21st century as well. Wikipedia.


Patent
Promethean | Date: 2014-06-06

A dynamic scheduling system according to various embodiments is configured to optimize pairings of one or more students with one or more teachers, one or more classrooms, and one or more activities. In various embodiments, the system is configured to optimize the pairings based at least in part on one or more needs of the one or more students, as well as teacher, classroom, activity and resource availability. In particular embodiments, the system is configured to factor in a plurality of needs for each particular student while weighing the plurality of needs of each particular student against the needs of other students when optimizing the pairings.


A system and method for tracking association of two or more objects over time, according to various embodiments, is configured to determine the association based at least in part on an image. The system may be configured to capture the image, identify two or more objects of interest within the image, determine whether the two or more objects are associated in the image, and store image association data for the two or more objects. In various embodiments the system is configured to create a timeline of object association over time for display to a user.


Patent
Promethean | Date: 2014-11-17

A method of thermally insulating an object that requires a Class A standard insulation material, said method comprising suitably locating a metallized polymeric reflective insulation material adjacent said object, wherein said polymeric material is selected from a closed cell foam, polyethylene foam, polypropylene foam, expanded polystyrene foam, multi-film layers assembly and a bubble-pack assembly. The object is preferably packaging, a vehicle or a residential, commercial or industrial building or establishment. The polymeric material may contain a fire-retardant and the bright surface of the metallized layer has a clear lacquer coating to provide anti-corrosion properties, and which meets commercial reflectance criteria.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: NMP.2011.1.4-1 | Award Amount: 9.56M | Year: 2012

It is vital that nanomanufacturing routes facilitate an increase in production whilst being green, sustainable, low cost and capable of producing high quality materials. Continuous hydrothermal synthesis is an enabling and underpinning technology that is ready to prove itself at industrial scale as a result of recent breakthroughs in reactor design which suggest that it could now be scaled over 100 tons per annum. Academic specialists with international reputations in reactor modelling and kinetics and metrology will develop the know how needed to scale up the current pilot scale system. Selected project partners with expertise in sustainability modelling and life cycle assessment will quantify the environmental impact and benefits of a process that uses water as a recyclable solvent, whilst producing the highest quality, dispersed and formulated products. In addition to scale up production, the process will be improved through case studies with industrial end users in four key areas printed electronics with SOVY; surface coatings with CRF, PPG and SOVY; healthcare and medical with ENDOR and CERA; hybrid polymers and materials with TopGaN and REPSOL. Further value will be added to the Project by working on new materials that have been identified as key future targets but cannot be currently made, or made in significant quantities. The consortium is founded on the principle that the whole value chain (from nanoparticle production to final product) must be involved in the development of the technology. This will not only inform the development stages of the production process but also maximise market pull, rather than simply relying on subsequent technology push.


Patent
Promethean | Date: 2015-08-05

A method of thermally insulating an object that requires a Class A standard insulation material, said method comprising suitably locating a metallized polymeric reflective insulation material adjacent said object, wherein said polymeric material is selected from a closed cell foam, polyethylene foam, polypropylene foam, expanded polystyrene foam, multi-film layers assembly and a bubble-pack assembly. The object is preferably packaging, a vehicle or a residential, commercial or industrial building or establishment. The polymeric material may contain a fire-retardant and the bright surface of the metallized layer has a clear lacquer coating to provide anti-corrosion properties, and which meets commercial reflectance criteria.

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