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James Cameron Going Deep
2012-03-09 13:56:37

Peter Suciu for Redorbit.com Director James Cameron certainly knows a thing or two about working underwater. For his 1997 film Titanic, which won an Academy Award for best picture, he actually headed to the watery grave of the infamous ocean liner. The ship, which sank nearly 100 years ago on its maiden voyage, has become a thing of legend, and now Cameron looks to go even deeper and explore the Mariana Trench´s Challenger Deep. This past Wednesday the self-proclaimed “King...

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2009-06-02 15:25:25

Nereus is first undersea vehicle to enable routine scientific investigation of ocean depths worldwide The Abyss is a dark, deep place, but it's no longer hidden. At least when Nereus is on the scene. Nereus is a new type of deep-sea robotic vehicle, called a hybrid remotely operated vehicle (HROV). Nereus dove to 10,902 meters (6.8 miles) on May 31, 2009, in the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, reports a team of engineers and scientists aboard the research...

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2005-02-28 07:13:45

PARIS (AFP) -- Icarus crashed and burned when he flew too close to the sun, but now a Swiss adventurer wants to carve out a place in history by harnessing solar energy to fly a state-of-the-art plane around the world. So far the plane to be used by 47-year-old psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard exists only in the computers of the researchers at the Lausanne polytechnic, where a team of about 50 scientists are working on the 40-million-euro project, funded by four sponsors who so far remain in the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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