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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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This Is What James Cameron's The Abyss Set Looks Like 20 Years Later

Entertainment / Film : Cinema Blend News (1 hour ago)

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James Cameron journeys to the Challenger Deep, lives to tell the tale in 3D (video)

Technology / Gadgets : Engadget (2 years ago)

It's easy for life to imitate art when you're armed with near billion dollar coffers. Taking a cue from his 1989 hit, The Abyss, James Cameron made a solo plunge down to the deepest part of the Earth -- a spot seven miles below sea ... Read Post

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Biology / Marine Biology : Deep-Sea News (2 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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