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James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge: a scientific milestone or rich guy’s junket?

This post is co-authored by Al Dove and Craig McClain In the 1989 James Cameron sci-fi movie The Abyss, there’s a scene when Ed Harris’ character dons a special environmental suit that allows him to breathe an oxygen-laden liquid.  Thus protected from the risks of crushing deep-sea pressures (no air = no voids to collapse),... ? Read More: James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge: a scientific
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James Cameron Back in the Ocean in 'Deepsea Challenge 3D' Trailer

Entertainment / Film : First Showing (7 months ago)

Back in 2012, news outlets covered a special expedition by filmmaker James Cameron as he dove deep into the sea in his own Deepsea Challenger submersible on 13 dives into the New Britain Trench off Papua New Guinea and the Mariana T... Read Post

How They Created the Massive War Scenes in ‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’

Technology : Geeks are Sexy (23 hours ago)

Even if you are one of the people who hate the Hobbit movies and look at them as a cash-in, you have to be impressed by the films, visually. From the battle scenes to the rendering of the the ‘bad guys’, the special effects by WETA ... Read Post

Cool as a sea cucumber: life (and death) at extraordinary deep sea pressures

Biology / Marine Biology : Deep-Sea News (3 years ago)

In trying to explain to friends, colleagues and Twitter followers during recent days what James Cameron may have seen out that softball-sized window of the Deep Challenger submersible last Sunday, I’ve struggled to convey effectivel... Read Post


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