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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...

2010-05-24 14:43:00

Footage Includes Burning Rig Sinking, Early Firefighting Action, U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Efforts and Emotional Eyewitness Testimony Immediately Following Explosion Gulf Oil Spill Premieres Thursday, May 27, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic Channel WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 20, 2010, a Mayday call went out reporting an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. That first fateful call triggered an emergency response to save the rig from the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'