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2008-07-16 17:25:00

For humans in the path of destructive hurricanes and tsunamis, an accurate warning of the pending event is critical for damage control and survival. Such warnings, however, require a solid base of scientific observations, and a new satellite is ready for the job. The Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason 2 adds to the number of eyes in the sky measuring sea surface and wave heights across Earth's oceans. The increased coverage will help researchers improve current models for...

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2008-07-08 19:15:00

Imagine the lives that could be saved from flash floods and drought, the millions of dollars in fuel costs that could be avoided for fishing vessels, and the homes that could be spared from the effects of coastline erosion if only scientists could more accurately predict the dynamics of Earth's often unpredictable oceans. Armed with increasingly more accurate forecasts, weather services in countries across the globe are improving time-sensitive warnings of cyclones, flooding and high sea...

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2008-06-25 17:50:00

Ocean tides and currents across the globe still hold within their watery grasp the key to unanswered questions about our planet. Scientists hope the new follow-on mission to the Jason 1 and Topex/Poseidon satellite missions, equipped with the latest high-tech instruments, will bring them closer to answering broad fundamental questions: How does ocean circulation vary from season to season, from year to year and from decade to decade? How much can the ocean change from natural and...

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2008-06-16 19:35:00

In economics, there's a metaphor that says "a rising tide lifts all boats," meaning overall improvement in the economy benefits everyone. While that's a good thing in economics, when it comes to our oceans, rising seas are a growing problem for all of us.Global sea level has risen 20 centimeters (eight inches) in the past 100 years, and the rate of rise is predicted to accelerate as Earth warms. Melting ice from Greenland and Antarctica could raise sea level more than one meter (three feet)...

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2008-05-20 10:45:00

A satellite that will help scientists better monitor and understand rises in global sea level, study the world's ocean circulation and its links to Earth's climate, and improve weather and climate forecasts, is undergoing final preparations for a June 15 launch from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.The Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason 2 is a partnership of NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the French Space Agency Centre National d'Etudes...

2006-06-06 03:57:21

By Hy Hollinger LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - With "The Da Vinci Code" and "X-Men: The Last Stand" still going strong at the foreign box office, a new wave of summer movies is ready to roll out. "The Omen" took off Tuesday (in keeping with the 666 promotional campaign) in more than 90 countries. The new Disney/Pixar cartoon "Cars" hits the runway this coming weekend in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines, markets not expected to be too distracted by the...

2006-06-06 03:55:00

By Hy Hollinger LOS ANGELES - With "The Da Vinci Code" and "X-Men: The Last Stand" still going strong at the foreign box office, a new wave of summer movies is ready to roll out. "The Omen" took off Tuesday (in keeping with the 666 promotional campaign) in more than 90 countries. The new Disney/Pixar cartoon "Cars" hits the runway this coming weekend in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines, markets not expected to be too distracted by the start of World Cup soccer in...

2006-06-05 00:14:33

By Frank Segers LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Da Vinci Code" led the foreign box office for a third weekend, as its total raced to $410 million -- more than double its North American haul of $172.7 million. Sony forecast the film version of Dan Brown's best-selling novel will "in the next couple of days" surpass 2002's "Spider-Man" (overseas gross of $417.9 million) and 2004's "Spider-Man 2" ($410.5 million) to become the studio's biggest international hit ever. "Da...

2006-06-04 12:31:47

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Following are the top 10 movies at the North American box office during the weekend beginning June 2, led by new release "The Break-Up," according to studio estimates collected on Sunday by Reuters. Final data will be issued on Monday. 1 (*) The Break-Up ............. $38.1 million 2 (1) X-Men: The Last Stand .... $34.4 million 3 (3) Over the Hedge ........... $20.6 million 4 (2) The Da Vinci Code ........ $19.3 million 5 (4) Mission: Impossible III .. $ 4.7...

2006-05-14 13:11:25

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The $160 million disaster film "Poseidon" capsized on its maiden voyage in North America, allowing Tom Cruise's struggling sequel "Mission: Impossible III" to retain the weekend box office crown. According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Poseidon" opened at No. 2 after selling just $20.3 million worth of tickets for the three days beginning May 12. The third installment in Cruise's action franchise earned $24.5 million. The soggy...


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2013-11-27 10:02:14

The merman is a mythological creature said to inhabit the oceans of the world. There are many different adaptations of this creature, depending on which culture the myth comes from. The behavior of the merman varies with each culture. Some have been known to summon storms that sink ships and some are wise teachers. The merman is also said to attract female humans with their singing and melodies. The description of the merman also varies, but most include the upper body being of a man...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Perseus Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 03h; Declination: +45; Source: Greek Mythology Perseus was the son of the Greek god Zeus and the mortal princess Danae. Perseus' grandfather, Acrisius, the king of Argos, was warned by an oracle that he would be killed by his grandson. Acrisius locked his daughter Danae in a dungeon to prevent her bearing a child. Zeus found a way into her dungeon disguised as a shower of gold. When the child Perseus...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Pegasus (the winged horse) Constellation -- Location: Visible in both Hemispheres Coordinates: Right Ascension: 22h; Declination: +20; Source: Greek mythology Pegasus, the winged horse, was the son of Poseidon and Medusa. Medusa had been one of three beautiful sisters. Athena was angered that Medusa met with Poseidon in one of her temples. She changed Medusa into a terrible monster. Zeus kept Pegasus out of the world to placate Athena. Pegasus (and the warrior Chrysaor) sprang from...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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