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Into The Deep: James Cameron Goes All The Way
2012-03-26 12:39:35

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com Famed “Titanic” director James Cameron made history on March 25, 2012 when he became the first person to make a solo dive to the deepest point on Earth aboard the Deepsea Challenger submersible. The “vertical torpedo” dive, which took Cameron to the bottom of the Mariana Trench (35,756 feet down) in the Pacific Ocean, took roughly 2 hours and 36 minutes, where he was all alone in a deep, dark, cold alien world, much like Ed...

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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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