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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...

2012-04-04 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...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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