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Plans for asteroid mining emerge

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Details emerge of a plan to mine asteroids for their resources backed by film director James Cameron and Google billionaires Larry Page and Eric Schmidt....
Plans for asteroid mining emerge

James Cameron to create sparks with Robogeddon on Discovery Channel

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Fresh off his return from the briny deep, James Cameron is set to create a television show for the Discovery Channel called Robogeddon. Similar to BattleBots and Robot Wars, the program will feature a competitive death match of sorts, where robots tear each other to shreds in pursuit of...
James Cameron to create sparks with Robogeddon on Discovery Channel

James Cameron hits the world's floor -- and returns

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The director pilots a submersible to the ocean's deepest point in the Mariana Trench, becoming the first person to make the nearly 7-mile dive alone. Naturally, a 3-D film is in the works. [Read more]...
James Cameron hits the world's floor -- and returns

3D is not the answer to cinema's problems. How about better films? | Stephen Kelly

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The biggest problem with 3D is its disrespect towards viewers' intelligence. People know when they're being ripped offThere was a time – let's call it "2009" – when 3D looked like it could be the future of cinema. At that point, it was a technology long thought of as the...
3D is not the answer to cinema's problems. How about better films? | Stephen Kelly
Mystery company backed by James Cameron and Google founders may be an asteroid mining project

Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, and James Cameron will begin space mining operations by 2022, details later today

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As promised, Bellevue, Washington-based Planetary Resources is letting everyone else in its plans. The project, backed by Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, film director James Cameron, and Ross Perot Jr., will initially focus on the creation of low-cost robotic spacecraft designed for use in surveying missions. Ultimately, the...
Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, and James Cameron will begin space mining operations by 2022, details later today

Intel Medfield sporting Lenovo K800 to land next month, has an avatar in tow

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Wondering when the Lenovo K800 will finally land? Or perhaps you're curious about how those Medfield processors will perform in real life? The answer to both those questions should be with us towards the end of next month -- according to Intel's man in China, Sean Maloney. Announcing via...
Intel Medfield sporting Lenovo K800 to land next month, has an avatar in tow

James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainum

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Planetary Resources will reportedly announce later today that it's developing and selling low-cost spacecraft to mine asteroids close to the Earth. The space exploration and natural resources venture is led by X-Prize creator Peter Diamandis and NASA's former Mars chief, Eric Anderson -- with cash backing from James Cameron,...
James Cameron-backed Planetary Resources to search the universe for Unobtainum

Tech tycoons in asteroid mining venture

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Google bosses Larry Page and Eric Schmidt join Avatar director James Cameron in megamillion-dollar plan to make sci-fi realityA group of hi-tech tycoons including Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt have teamed up with explorer and film-maker James Cameron in a venture to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science...
Tech tycoons in asteroid mining venture

Is asteroid mining in our near future?

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Mysterious company backed by James Cameron and Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt promises to "create a new industry" that will overlay space exploration and natural resources. [Read more]...
Is asteroid mining in our near future?

Asteroid mining: Not as crazy as it sounds

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What once was solely the realm of science fiction is increasingly becoming part of the world we live in. A cadre of somewhat eccentric billionaires has backed a startup that aims to mine eear-Earth asteroids, and now we have all the details. At first glance, this has all the earmarks...
Asteroid mining: Not as crazy as it sounds

This thing is just plain weird [Video]

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A staggering 95 percent of the world’s oceans remain undiscovered, but forget James Cameron’s voyages into the deep, let’s start by identifying this weird thing caught on film. The video was posted by Reddit user Daesleepr0 and is yet to be identified. Comments on the site have speculated that this isn’t a...
This thing is just plain weird [Video]

Asteroid mining: how it might work – interactive

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A group of tycoons including the Google bosses Larry Page and Eric Schmidt have joined the Avatar director James Cameron in a scheme to mine valuable metals and water from the passing asteroids that routinely zoom past the EarthPaddy Allen...
Asteroid mining: how it might work – interactive
Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, James Cameron to announce potential asteroid mining outfit

Asteroid Mining Company Reveals Secret Plans For Making Trillions

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Well, the big day has finally arrived. Planetary Resources, the space company funded by the Google founders, James Cameron, and other billionaires has revealed its plans to make trillions by mining asteroids. Not surprisingly, the secret is... metals. One platinum-rich asteroid, the company says, contains more platinum that has ever...
Asteroid Mining Company Reveals Secret Plans For Making Trillions

Frame rate debate rages on with 48 fps projection of 3D Hobbit footage

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With his use of Red cameras, 3ality rigs, and high frame rate 3D technology, no one can accuse Peter Jackson of being stuck in the past. Need more evidence of his anti-luddism? He just gave the first projection of footage from his 3D opus "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"...
Frame rate debate rages on with 48 fps projection of 3D Hobbit footage
First video of James Cameron's dive to the 'desolate' Mariana Trench

Strange Days, Indeed

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Have you ever jacked in? Have you ever wire tripped? No? [smirk] A virgin brain. Well, we’re gonna start you off right. This isn’t like “TV only better”, this is life. Yeah, this is a piece of somebody’s life. Pure and uncut, straight from the cerebral cortex. You’re there! You’re doing...
Strange Days, Indeed

James Cameron to release 3D film of pioneering deep-sea dive

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The Titanic director had to develop a special camera to withstand the 11km descent into the Pacific OceanFilm director James Cameron is planning to release a 3D film of his pioneering Marianas Trench dive in the Pacific Ocean, it was announced last night.Shortly after completing the 11km descent into Challenger...
James Cameron to release 3D film of pioneering deep-sea dive

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

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

Planetary Resources has a plan to mine asteroids

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The tech world is abuzz with news of a new venture that’s earned the backing of high-profile names such as Google Chief Executive Larry Page, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, director James Cameron and Ross Perot Jr., according to a report from Wired. Read full article >>...
Planetary Resources has a plan to mine asteroids

Planetary Resources’ asteroid-mining project sounds like pure science fiction, but it’s closer than you think

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Planetary Resources has revealed its asteroid mining plans ahead of its press conference later today, detailing a project that will see the company send unmanned probes into space to extract and deliver rare metals and water back to Earth. Backed by Google executives, filmmaker James Cameron and other notable investors,...
Planetary Resources’ asteroid-mining project sounds like pure science fiction, but it’s closer than you think

How Facebook keeps 100 petabytes of Hadoop data online

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It’s no secret that Facebook stores a lot of data — 100 petabytes, in fact — in Hadoop, but how it keeps that data available whenever it needs it isn’t necessarily common knowledge. Today at the Hadoop Summit, however, Facebook Engineer Andrew Ryan highlighted that solution, which Facebook calls AvatarNode....
How Facebook keeps 100 petabytes of Hadoop data online

VIDEO: How can a sub dive all the way down?

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Hollywood director James Cameron may be close to making a dive to the deepest place on Earth....
VIDEO: How can a sub dive all the way down?
James Cameron makes first solo voyage to the Mariana Trench, the ocean's deepest point

Ancestry.com offers 'most comprehensive' Titanic records, not in 3D

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You could mark the 100th anniversary of Titanic by going to see a 3D version of a 15-year-old film. Or, if you're so inclined, you can do some more serious research on the matter, checking out what Ancestry.com claims is "the most comprehensive online collection of records relating to...
Ancestry.com offers 'most comprehensive' Titanic records, not in 3D

Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources details plans for space resource hunt

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Planetary Resources, the high-profile new company backed by Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and James Cameron among others, announced earlier today that it would be prospecting for near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) containing precious metals in the Platinum group or other natural resources. Now, it's revealed more about how it plans to...
Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources details plans for space resource hunt

Yup, Planetary Resources is all about asteroid mining — and it’s not as crazy as it seems

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When first we heard about Planetary Resources — the mysterious space company launching tomorrow with the backing of big tech names — we had an inkling that the company was actually an asteroid mining outfit. Now, the company’s true purpose has been revealed, and yes, it’s totally focused on...
Yup, Planetary Resources is all about asteroid mining — and it’s not as crazy as it seems

Titanic tweets: Some say they didn’t know Titanic wasn’t ‘just a film’

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Social media is a great tool to capture the zeitgeist of the moment, and the Twittersphere has lit up as users talk about the centennial of the Titanic disaster and the 3D re-release of James Cameron’s epic 1997 film. Read full article >>...
Titanic tweets: Some say they didn’t know Titanic wasn’t ‘just a film’

Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]

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James Cameron, the director of the just-released 3D version of the Titanic, as well as Aliens, Terminator, Avatar and so many other major blockbusters, is spilling some secrets today. He’s speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas about how to make money making 3D movies. The...
Director James Cameron On The Secrets of Making 3D Profitable [Live Video 10:40am PT]
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