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2014-07-07 12:27:44

Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner" LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130313/LA76083LOGO Weigert is a well regarded expert and innovator in his field having worked across many capacities in film production and post-production for...

Astronomers Seek Help From Public To Measure True Size Of Solar System
2012-02-02 05:40:10

Scientists are seeking help from amateur astronomers in a global initiative dubbed the Eros Parallax Project, which aims to calculate the true scale of the solar system by measuring the orbit of a nearby asteroid. The 20-mile-wide Eros 433 is one of the largest near-Earth asteroids, with a highly elliptical orbit that brings it within 20 million miles of Earth every two years or so. Eros is currently making its closest approach to Earth since 1975, coming within 16.6 million miles ...

2009-10-20 08:00:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The music video for Adam Lambert's "Time for Miracles," from Columbia Pictures' highly anticipated action film 2012, will debut exclusively on MySpace Music Wednesday, October 21, it was announced today. To see the video, which includes images from the film, audiences can point their browsers to www.myspace.com/music starting midnight Wednesday. The song will be available for purchase on iTunes beginning today. The song will also be...

2009-10-12 12:16:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Adam Lambert, the "American Idol" star, performs "Time for Miracles," the theme song from Columbia Pictures' 2012, the new action film from Roland Emmerich. Viewers can catch a tease of the song at AOL Moviefone, where a music teaser with footage from the film and Lambert recording the song premieres today. 2012 will be released in theaters nationwide on November 13, 2009. Lambert said, "'Time for Miracles' is a great song and perfectly...

2009-09-23 15:00:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The countdown to 2012, the highly-anticipated film from director Roland Emmerich, begins October 1 with the largest broadcast, cable, online and mobile media preview ever orchestrated to support the launch of a motion picture, it was announced today by Marc Weinstock, president of Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures. Television audiences watching virtually every major North American broadcast and cable outlet will have the opportunity to...

2009-03-28 11:54:45

U.S. actor John Cusack says his upcoming role in director Roland Emmerich's apocalyptic epic 2012 should be a good career boost. The 42-year-old actor, who is coming off the straight-to-DVD movie War, Inc., said the new action film will mark his first big budget production since 1997's Con Air, The Times of London reported Saturday. The rationale is it's good to be in a big hit movie! Cusack said of the Emmerich film. Good for your career, and it's nice to be wanted. Cusack did suggest it was...


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

433 Eros -- The asteroid 433 Eros was named after the Greek god of love Eros. It is an S-type asteroid approximately 13 x 13 x 33 km in size, the second-largest near-Earth asteroid. It was visited by the NEAR Shoemaker probe, which first orbited it taking extensive photographs of its surface and then in 2001 at the end of its mission was landed on the asteroid's surface using only its maneuvering jets. Depending on where they stood on Eros, a person who weighed 200 pounds (90...

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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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