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Live Report from Ship Doing 3-D Scan of Titanic Wreck

Date : 08/28/2010

Clip Length : 00:03:10

NBC's Kerry Sanders reports live from a research vessel in the North Atlantic, using 3-D HD cameras on a remotely-operated vehicle to scan the wreckage of the Titanic, two miles underwater.

Live Report from Ship Doing 3-D Scan of Titanic Wreck
New Images Released of Titanic Expedition

Date : 07/18/1986

Clip Length : 00:02:58

Dr. Robert Ballard describes his latest expedition to the wreck of the RMS Titanic. Images of the wreck show the ship is still in good shape, despite large buildups of rust.

New Images Released of Titanic Expedition
First Pictures Released of RMS Titanic Wreckage

Date : 09/06/1985

Clip Length : 00:01:12

Nearly 75 years after its tragic sinking, the RMS Titanic has been discovered at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean, at depths never before visited by humans. Unmanned submarine vessels from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution probe the wreckage and send back some of the first images and video of the Titanic's hull.

First Pictures Released of RMS Titanic Wreckage
Microbes Digest the Titanic's Remains

Date : 12/14/2010

Clip Length : 1

Study by microbiologists shows that new species of microbes are eating the rusted remains of the sunken RMS Titanic so rapidly that the famous wreckage may only last until 2030.  Source: Scientific American, December 14, 2010  (Transcript of 2010 Scientific American podcast)

Microbes Digest the Titanic's Remains
History Buffs, Survivors Celebrate Titanic Anniversary

Date : 04/17/1978

Clip Length : 00:05:41

On April 15, 1912, the passenger ship RMS Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, and sank. 1,517 people died in one of the worst maritime disasters in history. 66 years later, a celebration is held in Los Angeles to honor the survivors and those who lost their lives in the tragic sinking of the "unsinkable" cruise liner.

History Buffs, Survivors Celebrate Titanic Anniversary
Titanic Life Boats At Sea Before Rescue

Date : 04/15/1912

Clip Length : 1

Black and white photograph taken on April 15, 1912 of two lifeboats from the RMS Titanic approaching the RMS Carpathia, the ship that picked up survivors after the Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank.  Handwritten notation on front of photo reads  “Titanic Life Boats on Way to Carpathia.”  Source:  Library of Congress

Titanic Life Boats At Sea Before Rescue
Titanic Survivors After Rescue

Date : 04/15/2012

Clip Length : 1

Black and white photograph of group of Titanic survivors on board the RMS Carpathia, the ship that picked up survivors after the Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912.  Handwritten notation on front of photo reads  “Group of rescued on Carpathia.” Source:  Library of Congress

Titanic Survivors After Rescue

Date : 04/15/1912

Clip Length : 1

Image of front page of the April 15, 1912 edition of The New York Herald, one of the first New York newspapers to print news of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.  Most other morning papers did not begin coverage until April 16, 1912.  Source:  Library of Congress

"The Titanic Sinks"- Front Page of April 15, 1912 New York Herald
Chemistry of Ice

Date : 12/22/2011

Clip Length : 00:05:53

This NBC Learn video explains how the molecular structure of H2O changes as it reaches its freezing point, and turns from a liquid to a less dense solid crystal lattice.

Chemistry of Ice
Titanic Discovery Reveals No Large Gash from Iceberg

Date : 07/31/1986

Clip Length : 00:01:26

The discovery of the wreckage of the RMS Titanic has researchers, such Dr. Robert Ballard, the explorer who found the sunken ship, surprised that a large gash from an iceberg was not the cause for its sinking. Researchers believe the collision may have been not much more than a bump.

Titanic Discovery Reveals No Large Gash from Iceberg
Is Salvaging Items from the Titanic Wrong?

Date : 07/23/1987

Clip Length : 00:02:17

A French research team plans to begin salvage operations to bring up relics from the wreckage of the RMS Titanic at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. U.S. scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Titanic survivors like Eva Hart believe that disturbing the artifacts is wrong, and that the Titanic should be left undisturbed.

Is Salvaging Items from the Titanic Wrong?
William F. Buckley Supports Salvaging Items from Titanic

Date : 09/15/1987

Clip Length : 00:07:48

Conservative author and commentator William F. Buckley defends the right of a French expedition team to salvage artifacts from the wreckage of the RMS Titanic. While U.S. law forbids salvaging at the site under the 1986 RMS Titanic Maritime Memorial Act, the wreckage sits in international waters.

William F. Buckley Supports Salvaging Items from Titanic
Treasure Hunters Discuss Effort to Find the Titanic

Date : 06/26/1980

Clip Length : 00:07:23

Treasure hunters Mike Harris and Jack Grimm discuss their efforts to find the sunken RMS Titanic, the famed cruise liner that sunk on April 15, 1912. The explorers talk about their motives and methods for finding the wreckage.

Treasure Hunters Discuss Effort to Find the Titanic
Dr. Robert Ballard on Discovery of Titanic, Volcanoes

Date : 12/30/1985

Clip Length : 00:03:18

Dr. Robert Ballard discusses his recent discovery of the wreck of the RMS Titanic. He also describes his other scientific expeditions including explorations of deep underwater volcanoes.

Dr. Robert Ballard on Discovery of Titanic, Volcanoes
Discoverer of Titanic Wreckage on His Findings

Date : 07/31/1986

Clip Length : 00:04:43

Dr. Robert Ballard discusses his expeditions to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean to investigate the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.

Discoverer of Titanic Wreckage on His Findings
The Abyss Transit System

Date : 05/12/2003

Clip Length : 3

This May 2003 Scientific American article details how Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron and his brother Mike, an aerospace engineer, designed and built advanced untethered underwater robots that can maneuver and transmit video images from inside sunken shipwrecks, including the famous Titanic.  Source:  Scientific American, May 12, 2003

The Abyss Transit System

Date : 04/15/1912

Clip Length : 1

Photocopy of account, hand-written in 1912 by the Captain of the RMS Carpathia, describing his response to the distress signal received “by wireless” from the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912, after the Titanic collided with an iceberg.  After the Titanic sank, the Carpathia picked up survivors from Titanic lifeboats.  Source:  Library of Congress

"She Had Struck Ice-" Carpathia Captain Writes of Titanic's SOS
Sinking Ships Imply Altruism Takes Time

Date : 03/02/2010

Clip Length : 1

In a comparison of who survived the sinking of two famous ships, the Titanic and the Lusitania, scientists find that “women and children first” was more likely to apply when the ship sank slowly, as the Titanic did.  When a ship sinks quickly, as the Lusitania did, panic and survival instinct leads more men to save themselves instead of waiting until women and children are saved.  Source:  Scientific American, March 2, 2010 (Transcript of 2010 Scientific American podcast) 

Sinking Ships Imply Altruism Takes Time

Date : 01/01/1912

Clip Length : 1

Pen and ink drawing, circa 1912, of hooded figure with book open to page titled “Passenger List,” near game table marked “One Chance in Three.”  Hand-written caption reads:  “Which?  Fate?  Or economy in life-boats?”  Thought to refer to the Titanic, which had only 20 lifeboats for more than 2,000 passengers; more than 1500 died when the Titanic sank. Source: Library of Congress

"One Chance in Three-" Editorial Drawing After Titanic Sinks in 1912
Memorial to Those Lost on the Titanic

Date : 04/03/2012

Clip Length : 1

Photograph of the Titanic Memorial, granite statue in Washington, D.C. erected by the Women’s Titanic Memorial Association  in honor of the men who died when the RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912.

Memorial to Those Lost on the Titanic

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