New species and surprising findings in the Mariana Trench
The Mariana Trench located in the Western Pacific near Guam hosts the deepest place on earth, and has been the focus of high profile voyages to conquer its deepest point, Challenger Deep. A recent expedition ...
Geosciences lecturer dives deep into abyss on Pacific expedition
Dr. Ignacio Pujana, a senior lecturer in the Department of Geosciences at UT Dallas, has one thing in common with Academy Award-winning director James Cameron: Each has spent time squeezed into a submersible ...
James Cameron's deepsea voyage splashes into theaters
Two years after completing the first one-person voyage to the deepest part of the ocean, Hollywood director James Cameron's 3D underwater plunge is set to splash into theaters Friday.
Imploding sub a 'tragic loss': Titanic director
Hollywood director James Cameron Tuesday mourned a "tragic loss" after a deep sea research vessel imploded nearly 10 kilometres (six miles) beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
Scientists explore one of Earth's deepest ocean trenches
What lives in the deepest part of the ocean—the abyss? A team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will use the world's only full-ocean-depth, hybrid, remotely-operated vehicle, ...
One species, two outcomes: Team seeks source of body louse pathology
A new study seeks to determine how one parasitic species can give rise to two drastically different outcomes in its host: The human body louse (Pediculus humanus) can transmit dangerous bacterial infections to hum ...
The Apple iOS 7 'security flaw' is only a problem if you make it so
Final frontiers: The deep sea
With the global population now well over seven billion people there are few remaining parts of the world relatively untouched by human activity. We assess the current state and future prospects of five final ...
Study finds highly effective communities of bacteria in Mariana Trench
An international research team announces the first scientific results from one of the most inaccessible places on Earth: the bottom of the Mariana Trench located nearly 11 kilometers below sea level in the ...
Vibrant mix of marine life found at extreme ocean depths, analysis reveals
The first scientific examinations of data recorded during a record-setting expedition have yielded new insights about the diversity of creatures that live and thrive in the cold, dark, and highly pressurized habitats of the ...
Obama tops Twitter highlights for year 2012
A victorious message of "Four more years" accompanied by a picture of US President Barack Obama hugging his wife topped a collection of Year 2012 Twitter highlights released Tuesday.
Delving into the molecular mechanism behind deep-sea bacteria's pressure tolerance
The Mariana Trench is the deepest feature of the Earth's surface. The water column there exerts a pressure of more than one thousand times normal atmospheric pressure at sea level, enough pressure to crush an SUV. Yet many ...
China submersible breaks 7,000-metre mark
A manned Chinese submersible broke through the 7,000-metre mark for a new national record on Sunday, state media said, as the rising Asian nation showed off its technological might.
Submersible sets new China dive record (Update)
A manned Chinese submersible set a new record for the country's deepest sea dive Friday, over 6,000 metres, showing Beijing's technological ambitions as it also readies for its first manned space docking.