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Cameron Completes Titanic Endeavor to Mariana Trench Abyss

James Cameron of Titanic, Avatar, and Abyss movie fame, completed his historic quest to the deepest point on earth, the Mariana trench near Guam. Story here.  Cameron becomes only the third person in history to do so, following Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard and U.S. Navy Capt. Don Walsh.

Apparently, his trip did not end in a watery grave as did the title subject of the ship-based movie.  Also it appears Cameron himself made the voyage.   However, it remains to be reported whether Cameron met non-terrestrial intelligence, or whether he was able to diffuse the warhead in time (although it’s been so long since I’ve seen that movie I don’t remember what happened in the end there).

 


The 800 Pound Paper Airplane in the Room

In a feat of paper plane daring, MSNBC reports here that on March 21st, 2012, the world’s largest 800 pound gorilla of a paper airplane was launched in Arizona at the Pima Air & Space Museum.  Here’s the project page for it.  Protip: if you have a problem getting your paper airplane off the ground, use a helicopter.  Here’s video: Continue reading


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