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Michael Sendivogius was a Polish alchemist and medical doctor. A pioneer of chemistry, he developed ways of purification and creation of various acids and other chemical compounds, he discovered that air is not a single substance and contains a life-giving substance—later called oxygen—170 years before Scheele's discovery of the element. He identified this'food of life' with the gas given off by heating nitre; this substance, the'central nitre', had a central position in Sendivogius' schema of the universe. Little is known of his early life: he was born in a noble family, part of the Clan of Ostoja, his father sent him to study in university of Kraków but Sendivogius visited most of the European countries and universities. His acquaintances included Edward Kelley, it was thanks to him. In the 1590s he was active in Prague, at the famously open-minded court of Rudolf II. In Poland he appeared at the court of King Sigismund III Vasa around 1600, achieved great fame, as the Polish king was himself an alchemy enthusiast and conducted experiments with Sendivogius.

In Kraków's Wawel castle, the chamber where his experiments were performed is still intact. The more conservative Polish nobles soon came to dislike him for encouraging the king to expend vast sums of money on chemical experimentation; the more practical aspects of his work in Poland involved the design of mines and metal foundries. His widespread international contacts led to his employment as a diplomat from about 1600. In his years, Michael Sendivogius spent more time in Bohemia and Moravia, where he had been granted lands by the Habsburg emperor. Near the end of his life, he settled in Prague, in the court of Rudolf II, where he gained more fame as a designer of metal mines and foundries; however the Thirty Years' War of 1618-48 had ended the golden age of alchemy: the rich patrons now spent their money on financing war rather than chemical speculation, he died in relative obscurity. Daniel Stolcius in his Viridarium Chymicum praises Sendivogius as the author of twelve books; the most famous of these was his "New Chemical Light", published in 1604.

Besides a clear exposition of his theory on the existence of a'food of life' in air, his books contain various scientific, pseudo-scientific and philosophical theories, were translated and read among such worthies as Isaac Newton into the 18th century. First appearance of this character in fiction was in an 1845 book "Sędziwoj" by Józef Bohdan Dziekoński, a writer during the times of romanticism in Poland. Nowadays he appears in several books by Polish writer Andrzej Pilipiuk, he was shown as the Alchemist Sendivogius in the Polish TV series in the 1980s. The Polish 19th century realist painter Jan Matejko depicted Sendivogius demonstrating a transmutation of a base metal into gold before King Sigismund III Vasa. Sendivogius is a character in the novel of Gustav Meyrink, a German author from Prague, who wrote about alchemy and alchemists, he is the central character in the 2012 fictional conspiracy thriller The Man With the Devil's Hand by Jarek Garliński, a Polish-English author and translator, who specialises in Polish history during the Second World War.

De Lapide Philosophorum Tractatus duodecim e naturae fonte et manuali experientia depromti. 1604. Known as Novum Lumen Chymicum, the first Latin editions were published in Prague and Frankfurt. Dialogus Mercuriii, Alchemistae et Naturae. Cologne, 1607. Tractatus de sulphure altero naturae principio. Cologne, 1616. Alchemy in art and entertainment Prinke, Rafał T. “Beyond Patronage: Michael Sendivogius and the Meanings of Success in Alchemy” In Chymia: Science and Nature in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, edited by Miguel López Pérez, Didier Kahn, Mar Rey Bueno. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010. Prinke, Rafal T. MICHAEL SENDIVOGIUS and CHRISTIAN ROSENKREUTZ The Unexpected Possibilities, The Hermetic Journal, 72-98. Prinke, Rafał T. “Nolite Me Inquirere: Michael Sendivogius.” In Alchymie a Rudolf II: Hledání Tajemství Přírody ve Střední Evropě v 16. A 17. Století, edited by Ivo Purš and Vladimír Karpenko, 317–35. Praha: Artefactum, 2011. Sendivogius, Michael; the Alchemical Letters of Michael Sendivogius to the Rosicrucian Society.

Holmes Pub Group Llc. ISBN 1-55818-404-X Szydło, Zbigniew. Water which does not wet hands; the alchemy of Michael Sendivogius. London-Warsaw, 1994. Polish edition: Woda, która nie moczy rąk. Alchemia Michała Sędziwoja.. Wydawnictwa Naukowo-Techniczne: Warszawa, 1997., website about the life and works of MIchal Sedziwoj MICHAEL SENDIVOGIUS and CHRISTIAN ROSENKREUTZ: The Unexpected Possibilities online LETTERS OF MICHAEL SENDIVOGIUS TO THE ROSEYCRUSIAN SOCIETY FOUND IN AN OLD MANUSCRIPT BY EBENEZER SIBLY M. D. 1791 A letter from Michael Sendivogius to Vincenzo II Gonzaga, duke of Mantua The 16th Century Alchemist Who Discovered Oxygen TRANSMUTATION, an episode of the podcast Stories From The Eastern West all about Sendivogius and alchemy in the Middle Ages

MIR (computer)

MIR is a series of early Soviet transistorized minicomputers. It was developed from 1965, 1968 to 1969; the development team was led by Victor Glushkov. MIR means both "world" and "peace" in Russian, it was designed as a small-scale computer for use in engineering and scientific applications. Among other innovations, it contained a hardware implementation of a high-level programming language capable of symbolic manipulations with fractions, polynomials and integrals. Another innovative feature for that time was the user interface combining a keyboard with a monitor and light pen used for correcting texts and drawing on screen, it could be considered one of the first personal computers. Technical specifications for MIR-1: memory unit: 4096 12-bit words of core memory external storage: 8-track punched tape. Input device: paper tape reader FS-1501. Output device: tape punch PL-80 performance: 200-300 arithmetic operations per second on five-digit numbers power consumption: 1.5 kW weight: about 400 kg List of Russian inventions Description of Mir series of computers MIR-2

Hysteria (Muse song)

"Hysteria" is a song by English alternative rock band Muse and is featured on their third studio album, Absolution. It was released as a single from that album on 1 December 2003 in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 17 in the UK Singles Chart; the song is well known for its intricate bass line, voted the sixth best bass line of all time on MusicRadar. It reached number 9 in the US on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart; the artwork for the 7" cover was chosen by competition, the winner was Adam Falkus. The runner-up images are included in the DVD version of the single; the song was performed during the tour in support of Absolution and remains a staple of the band's live show. The song appears on the Absolution Tour DVD and on both the CD and DVD of HAARP; the song's video, starring actor Justin Theroux and directed by Matt Kirby, is based on the hotel-trashing scene from the movie Pink Floyd – The Wall. It takes the form of a short narrative depicting a man awakening inside of a hotel room and, through non-linear chronological elements, discovering that he both stalked and met with a prostitute with whom he was obsessed.

This encounter, ends unpleasantly. The video has several interpretations and can be seen to have several ambiguous elements, including the fit of rage which induces the man to trash the hotel room, several chronologically non-linear sequences describing elements of plot. An alternate video was created for the release of the single in the U. S. which features the band playing in front of a green screen. This video is used in the UK before the watershed, as the original video was deemed unsuitable for children; the director's cut of the video features several women visiting the protagonist in his hotel room as well as the main woman from the original version and is available on the Microcuts fansite. The song is available to play on Rocksmith 2014 as part of a Muse 5-song pack."Hysteria" is featured in the European version of the video game Rock Band and as downloadable content for the US version. Hysteria is used as Windsor-Detroits 88.7, 89x's "Morning X's" starter song. Hysteria was played during sign-off of "The Barsky Show", hosted by Paul Barsky on 94 WYSP-FM in Philadelphia between 2005 and 2008.

The Jim Rome Show uses this song as a "bumper" between show breaks. The television channel TNT used "Hysteria" in its commercials in late 2004, it was used in commercials for Guerlain's Insolence perfume. Aside from commercials, "Hysteria" was featured in a season 2 episode of the HBO series Entourage, was used alongside "Blackout", another song from the Absolution album, in the movie Millions; the song was used in an episode of Doctor Who confidential. The British television program Brainiac: History Abuse used the song at the end of each show with the "Explosive Of The Week", it was used as the main theme for Moto GP on the BBC up until the Dutch race at Assen in 2009, as well as the background song of the official race edit for the 2009 Australian Grand Prix on Professional wrestler Nicole Matthews uses "Hysteria" as her entrance theme in Shimmer Women Athletes; the Pittsburgh Penguins used this song for their introduction video in the second half of the 2011-12 NHL season. The Washington Capitals used the song as a musical introduction to the second period of their home hockey games during the 2006-07 NHL Season.

7", CD "Hysteria" -- 3:47 "Eternally Missed" -- 6:05 Produced by Paul Reeve and Muse. DVD"Hysteria" "Hysteria" "Hysteria" "Artwork Gallery" Official Muse website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Andrés Zingman

Andrés Zingman is a former professional tennis player from Argentina. Zingman, known as "Andy", comes from Buenos Aires and began competing professionally in 1993, he made his earliest ATP Tour main draw appearances in 1996, the first at the Swiss Open Gstaad where he lost to Karim Alami in the opening round at the Romanian Open in Bucharest, competing in both the singles and doubles. In Bucharest he faced another Moroccan Hicham Arazi in the first round, but this time came out on top, before losing in the second round to Carlos Moyá; as a doubles player he played at Gstaad again in 1997, partnering Dominik Hrbatý. A regular on the Challenger circuit, he had a win over Franco Squillari 47 in the world, at the 1998 Sao Paulo tournament, his only Challenger title came in Quito in the 1999 season. He played as a qualifier in the main draw of the 1999 Gold Flake Open, an ATP Tour tournament held in Chennai. In 1999 he featured in the qualifying events of all four Grand Slam tournaments. Now based in Israel, Zingman is a head coach at the David Squad, a non-profit school recognised as the top independent tennis academy in the country.

Andrés Zingman at the Association of Tennis Professionals Andrés Zingman at the International Tennis Federation

George Pattison

George Pattison is an English theologian and Anglican priest. Since 2013, he has been Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow, he was Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford. He holds a Bachelor of Divinity and MA from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD from the University of Durham. Pattison was Dean of the Chapel of King's College, an associate professor at the University of Århus. In 2004, Pattison succeeded John Webster as Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, he was a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford from 2004 to 2013. Pattison holds 1640 Chair of Divinity at the University of Glasgow succeeding Werner Jeanrond who became Master of St Benet's Hall at the University of Oxford in 2012. Pattison began his professorship at Glasgow in September 2013. In 2017, he gave the Bampton Lectures at the University of Oxford; these have now been published as first of a three part'Philosophy of Christian Life' under the same title. Parts 2 and 3 are entitled A Rhetorics of the A Metaphysics of Love.

Pattison's works range from historical and philosophical engagement with the critical reception of German Idealism in such figures as Søren Kierkegaard, Martin Heidegger and Fyodor Dostoyevsky to theological studies of the aesthetics of film and the visual arts. His latest work has engaged with philosophical notions of ontology, entering into the discussion about whether it is meaningful or helpful to speak of God in terms of "being" subsequent to the re-evaluation of time and language in twentieth century existential phenomenology. Art and Faith Kierkegaard: the Aesthetic and the Religious Agnosis: Theology in the Void Kierkegaard and the Crisis of Faith The End of Theology and the Task of Thinking about God Anxious Angels The Later Heidegger A Short Course in the Philosophy of Religion Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition A Short Course in Christian Doctrine The Philosophy of Kierkegaard Thinking about God in an Age of Technology Crucifixions and Resurrections of the Image: Reflections on Art and Modernity God and Being Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford

Valérie Sajdik

Valérie Sajdik is an Austrian pop singer, lyricist and actress. Valerie Sajdik achieved her first chart successes with the girl band C-bra and became famous through lead singing in her band Saint Privat, successful in the mid-2000s, she has since released three solo tours internationally. She splits her time between living in Austria and France, is tri-lingual. February 2010, she was invited to perform at the Vancouver Cultural Olympiads and performed on CBC Radio-Canada, she performed "Noyé" written by Vox and her original "Une fois à la vie", both from her 2010 album, Ich Bin Du Bist. Her third solo album Les Nuits Blanches is a soundtrack of her sleepless ‚White Nights‘ featuring jazz chansons in various languages – French, English and Russian. "Mädchen sind doof" "Noch einmal" "Regen" Picknick Ich Bin Du Bist Les Nuits Blanches