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2011-07-01 08:45:00

RMS Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912 for her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City, NY. Just four days later on April 14, 1912 the fate of the ocean liner was sealed when it struck an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. in the North Atlantic. The following morning, April 15 at 2:20 a.m., the ship sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean, killing 1,517 of the 2,223 passengers aboard. Now, nearly a hundred years later, scientists are revealing never-before-seen images of the largest...

2011-05-30 02:00:00

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Centenary is Commemorated by TITANICa: The Exhibition & The People's Story Belfast is set to mark the 100th anniversary of the launch of one of the city's most famous creations - RMS Titanic. On May 31st 1911, Titanic was launched into Belfast Lough by Harland & Wolff - then the largest shipyard in the world. It took three years to build and just 62 seconds to complete the launch. To view the Multimedia News...

2011-04-07 15:41:00

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The oceanographer and explorer best known for discovering the Titanic urged federal lawmakers to continue investing in science education or "risk losing our standing as the most innovative and creative nation in the world." "Inspiring and educating the next generation of scientists and explorers should be America's top priority, and our spending should reflect that sense of urgency," said Dr. Robert D. Ballard, professor at University of Rhode...

2011-04-05 08:57:00

NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A century after the Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage across the Atlantic, a second historic cruise will depart New York City on April 10, 2012. Starting today, guests can book the eight-night charter voyage on the deluxe 694-guest Azamara Journey, which will feature a series of Titanic historian lecturers (http://www.titanicmemorialcruise.com). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110405/NY77454 ) On the April 14 anniversary, guests...

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2010-12-06 12:23:45

A new species of bacteria has been found in the wreck of the Titanic. The Halomonas titanic bacterium was found in "rusticles," which are the porous and delicate icicle-like structures that form on rusting iron. Various bacteria and fungi live within the delicate structures actually feeding off the rusting metal. The new discovery is described in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Samples of rusticles from Titanic were gathered in 1991 by the Mir 2...

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2010-08-30 06:35:00

The latest hurricane moving through the Atlantic Ocean, forced a high-tech expedition to temporarily suspend its efforts to create a detailed map of the Titanic wreckage. American group RMS Titanic, which holds exploration and salvage rights for the wreck in the northern Atlantic, wrote on its Facebook page late Saturday that "Hurricane Danielle will force us to temporarily halt operations at the wreck site" as of Sunday. "The team is working through the night to complete as many...

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2010-08-20 16:31:49

Scientists were set to launch a virtual 3D map of the Titanic on Wednesday of the entire wreckage site of the sunken vessel. A team of experts from various organizations will reconstruct a comprehensive and detailed picture of the remains of the sunken transatlantic liner, as well as the wreckage site on the floor of the North Atlantic. "About 40 percent we think -- maybe 50 percent -- of the Titanic site has never been looked at," co-expedition leader Dave Gallo, director of special projects...

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2010-08-16 06:35:00

A US federal judge awarded an exhibition company $110 million for salvaging artifacts from the wreck of the RMS Titanic resting at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. The judge ruled that RMS Titanic Inc, which displays the artifacts in museums around the world, is entitled to their full market value. The court will also decide whether to grant the company ownership of the objects or sell them and give it the proceeds, BBC News reported on Friday. RMS Titanic Inc, a subsidiary of...

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2010-07-27 09:05:00

Scientists plan to launch a new Titanic expedition next month to create a detailed three-dimensional map that will "virtually raise the Titanic" for the public. The ASsociated Press (AP) reports that the expedition will take place 2 1/2 miles beneath the surface of the North Atlantic and is said to be the most advanced scientific mission to the Titanic wreck site since its discovery 25 years ago. The 20-day journey will leave on August 18 from St. John's Newfoundland under a partnership...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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