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WHOI's Nereus remotely operated vehicle
2014-05-12 05:07:47

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Scientists think Nereus imploded exploring the Kermadec Trench On Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. local time (10 p.m. Friday EDT), the hybrid remotely operated vehicle Nereus was confirmed lost at 9,990 meters (6.2 miles) depth in the Kermadec Trench northeast of New Zealand. The unmanned vehicle was working as part of a mission to explore the ocean's hadal region from 6,000 to nearly 11,000 meters deep. Scientists say a portion of it likely...

Mariana Trench Is Home To Highly Active Bacterial Community
2013-03-18 05:31:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite immense pressure and a lack of sunlight, an abundance of microbes are thriving in the deepest parts of the Pacific Ocean, claims new research published in Sunday´s edition of the journal Nature Geosciences. A team of scientists led by Ronnie Glud of the University of Southern Denmark explored the 36,000-foot deep Mariana Trench “unusually high levels of microbial activity in the sediments” of the...

2012-03-26 23:01:24

RoadFish.com men´s lifestyle and finance magazine congratulates James Cameron on his solo dive to the deepest depths of the ocean, the first time in history such a feat has been accomplished New York, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 RoadFish.com men´s lifestyle and finance magazine today praised Hollywood director James Cameron for his latest undertaking: not a top-grossing film, but a solo dive into the 7-mile deep Mariana Trench. Cameron is only the third human being ever to reach...

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...

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...

Image 1 - Scientists Shed New Light On Mariana Trench
2012-02-07 07:00:28

An ocean mapping expedition has shed new light on deepest place on Earth, the 2,500-kilometer long Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean near Guam. Using a multibeam echo sounder, state-of-the-art equipment for mapping the ocean floor, scientists from the University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center found four “bridges” spanning the trench and measured its deepest point with greater precision than ever before. Research...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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