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James Cameron describes ocean as ‘alien world’

Fresh from his journey to the deepest point of the Pacific in a solo submarine dive, Hollywood director James Cameron has spoken to Australian schoolchildren, answering questions on how fast his craft could travel to how he went to the toilet. The “Titanic” filmmaker, who last month plunged seven miles (11 kilometres) to the…

Richard Branson hatches April Fool’s Day plan to journey to the center of the Earth

NEW YORK — British billionaire Richard Branson may have lost his race to the bottom of the ocean, but not his sense of humor, declaring Friday a faux plan to top his adventure rivals by voyaging to the center of the Earth. The impossible journey was announced, tongue jammed in…

James Cameron back from the deep for ‘Titanic’ 3D launch

LONDON — “Titanic” director James Cameron hit the red carpet in London on Tuesday for the launch of the Oscar-winning film’s 3D version, as the 100th anniversary of the legendary ship’s sinking approaches. The US filmmaker jetted into the British capital fresh from his seven-mile (11.2 kilometre) submarine dive to…

‘Titanic’ director dives to Earth’s deepest point

“Titanic” director James Cameron returned to the surface Monday after a solo submarine dive to the deepest point in the world’s oceans that was hailed as the ultimate test of “man and his machine”. Cameron plunged about seven miles (11 kilometers) to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific, where temperatures…

‘Titanic’ director Cameron reaches bottom of Mariana Trench

WASHINGTON — “Titanic” director James Cameron reached the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean in his solo submarine, mission partner the National Geographic said Sunday. The explorer and filmmaker reached a depth of 35,756 feet (10,898 meters) at 7:52 am Monday local time (2152 GMT Sunday) in the Mariana Trench…

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