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An 'Event-Cascade' At Play In Bringing Down The Titanic
2012-04-02 13:19:03

Even centuries after the “unsinkable” ship fell to the bottom of the ocean, scientists, researchers, and historians continue to study what caused the ship´s demise. Among these researchers is Richard Corfield, a science writer who decided to take a look into the mathematics and physics of the sinking of the Titanic. To unravel this mystery and others, Corfield took a thorough look into the events and settings of April 14, 1912 and has concluded "no one thing conspired to...

2012-03-24 04:40:20

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, marine forensics expert Richard Woytowich will present a paper re-interpreting the statements made by survivors at the 1912 official inquiries into the disaster. Woytowich, a professor of computer engineering technology at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), will take into account what engineers and other technologists now know about how the ill-fated passenger liner broke apart on April 15, 1912. He will be...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.