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2012-08-08 21:42:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It may seem like poppycock, but the methods utilized in the popular movie Armageddon wouldn't work, according to science. Students from the University of Leicester were the ones to burst everyone's bubble by using a popular arch-nemesis when it comes to battling the reality of a movie: physics. In the 1998 film, Bruce Willis, an old-drilling platform engineer, must save Earth from being pummeled by an asteroid by drilling to the...

British Television Station Crashes Meteor In London Taxi
2012-07-05 05:18:33

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Londoners may have been shocked to walk past a car with a meteor sunk into it last week, but the hoax was actually a part of an advertisement for Eden TV in Britain. Eden set up a scene in Covent Garden, London to catch the attention of the public, by displaying a meteor about half the size of a car, imbedded into a black taxi. The ruse was set up to promote the launch of Eden TV's Science Month, in...

Meteor Event Causes Sunday Morning Hubbub In Nevada, California
2012-04-23 06:57:11

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com Residents in parts of Nevada and California were treated to a rare daytime celestial event that awoke some on Sunday morning with a loud explosion, according to a Fox News report. The event -- a meteor streaking across the morning sky -- was followed by hundreds of calls to 911 centers in the area reporting a deafening explosion, while some reported seeing the fireball blazing across the sky. The “big boom,” as it became quickly known...

2012-04-21 23:01:23

Cheap-Neckties.com, a well-known online retailer of ties and men´s accessories, today published a retrospective highlighting men´s fashion aboard the RMS Titanic. The piece comes in response to the 100th anniversary of the ship´s sinking, which occurred at 2:20 am on April 15th, 1912. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 Cheap-Neckties.com, a well-known online retailer of ties and men´s accessories, today published a retrospective highlighting men´s fashion...

2012-04-09 10:20:09

Timed to "Titanic 3D" Release, More Than 1.7 Million People Tune In to First Half Of Landmark Two-Night World Premiere Titanic Event WASHINGTON, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Geographic Channel's Sunday night premiere of Titanic: The Final World with James Cameron proves that a century after the RMS Titanic sank, the world is still captivated. The two-hour special on Sunday, April 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, averaged a P25-54 0.8 rating -- the network's highest-rated special...

2012-04-05 02:23:28

NEW YORK, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When the RMS Titanic -the ultimate symbol of a hopeful and ambitious time when anything seemed possible -- struck an iceberg and sank during her maiden trans-Atlantic voyage on April 15, 1912, the world was stunned and a legend was born that continues to fascinate and enthrall a century later. The remarkable stories of the Titanic -- moving tales of heroism, cowardice, tragedy and triumph -- as well as vivid photos that bring these...

2012-04-04 21:04:29

World-leading ship science expert, Professor Ajit Shenoi, says that a seafaring tragedy on the scale of the Titanic disaster is unlikely to happen again. Professor Shenoi, who is the Director of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute at the University of Southampton, believes this is due to the many lessons that have been learned as a result of the tragedy 100 years ago. "A detailed Board of Trade inquiry set up after the tragedy identified that the reasons behind the Titanic's...

2012-04-03 10:22:49

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania will host a panel discussion at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, presenting the stories of Pennsylvania residents who were aboard the RMS Titanic when it sank on its maiden voyage 100 years ago this month. "The Titanic and Its Pennsylvania Passengers" will be moderated by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commissioner William V. Lewis Jr., and will feature two descendants of Titanic passengers...

2012-03-30 06:20:39

DUBLIN and BELFAST, Northern Ireland, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For millions of Titanic fans around the world, the city that built the most famous ship on the planet is now Europe's new must-see destination... In Titanic's centenary year, on the 31 March 2012, the eyes of the world are on Belfast, Northern Ireland. The city that built the most famous ship on the planet has a story of Titanic proportions to tell. To view the Multimedia News Release, please...

2012-03-28 06:23:46

PHILADELPHIA, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking on April 15, Philadelphia museums and attractions are doing their part to honor the storied ship all year long. Visitors can explore the overall story with a tour of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, returning to The Franklin Institute this fall by popular demand, or they can delve into the Philadelphia story specifically thanks to special displays on...