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March 25, 2012
James Cameron touches Earth’s deepest point all by himself: "You playaz would not believe what is down there! TONS AND TONS OF WATER!" What Cameron won’t tell us is that while he was down there, he threw away the script to the planned “Titanic” sequel the studios made him write. Good move, bro.
23:24 // 1 year ago
March 9, 2012
James Cameron, director of Avatar and Titanic, sets world record for solo diving: He set the record diving 5.1 miles below the surface of water in his 24-foot personal submarine, the Deepsea Challenger. Now, the director is preparing for a 6-hour trip to the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep, a place so deep that humans have not visited the site in 52 years. He’ll make the trip with a full array of 3D cameras in tow, as well as an 8-foot LED light array attached to the top of the sub, and plans for the journey are being documented by National Geographic. (photo via Extreme Tech) source
16:32 // 2 years ago
October 10, 2011
Another strong storm in a strong Pacific hurricane season: Currently a Category 3 storm, Jova could become a Category 4 relatively soon. It’s already the fifth major Pacific hurricane this season, and it’s one of three storms currently brewing along the Mexican coast. Either way, when it makes landfall, expect “torrential rain and coastal flooding.” Different models suggest that the storm could head a number of different directions — including a direct hit on Mexico. We’ll be keeping an eye on this one, folks. source
23:32 // 2 years ago
March 11, 2011
February 12, 2011
See that down there? That decayed jar of ginger may be a key piece of the Moby Dick puzzle deep in the ocean for three centuries. The inspiration for Herman Melville’s book (and, indirectly Herman Melville’s great-great-great-grandnephew’s stage name), George Pollard, Jr., was the captain of the ship ”Two Brothers,” a ship that was struck by lightning and sank way back in 1823. (It was Pollard’s second whaling ship to face such an unlucky fate.) The crew was rescued, but the ship reportedly wasn’t found until recently, 600 miles off the coast of Honolulu. If true, this is awesome. (Photo by Greg McFall, NOAA) source
18:26 // 3 years ago