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Matriarch's survival story inspires Pa. family
A Pennsylvania woman finds strength in the story of her great-grandmother, a Lebanese immigrant who survived the sinking of the Titanic aboard one of the last lifeboats to leave the ship, after being pulled to safety by "finely dressed" first-class passengers.
Belfast draws tourists to site where doomed ship was built
Belfast's impressive new tourist attraction — the 100-million pound ($160 million, €120 million) Titanic Belfast visitor center — offers a loving portrait of the excitement, ambition and opulence surrounding the doomed trans-Atlantic liner.
Teacher takes cruise re-enacting Titanic voyage
Kristi Athey says she won’t be able to stop the tears when she arrives at the watery gravesite in the North Atlantic where the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank a century ago. "It’s just so sad," said Athey, 47, a fourth-grade Maryland social studies teacher who has had a lifelong fascination with the Titanic. "I know I will be a mess."
Epic Titanic film gets 3-D treatment
Fifteen years, 11 Academy Awards and $1.84 billion at the worldwide box office later, James Cameron is re-launching "Titanic" in a 3-D version whose new earnings will close the gap on the film that eventually surpassed it as contemporary Hollywood's top-grossing flick. That would be Cameron's sci-fi epic "Avatar," with $2.8 billion.
Children drawn to Titanic tale; educators use caution
Many children are fascinated by the story of the Titanic -- sunken treasure, conspiracy theories and jarring tales of rich vs. poor. But there's also death, lots of it, and that has some parents, teachers and writers of children's books balancing potentially scary details with more palatable, inspirational fare.
TV specials revisit Titanic's final moments
From dramas to docs, the Titanic centennial won't escape TV's notice. On special programming, viewers will be welcomed aboard the doomed luxury vessel, hear stories of its passengers and crew, and explore the legacy of its tragic end.
- SLIDESHOW: New high-res images of Titanic wreckage New optical mosaics of the Titanic wreckage combine hundreds of high-resolution images captured on a 2010 expedition. They are featured in the April 2012 edition of National Geographic magazine.
Titanic's sinking began world's fascination with disasters
Epic disasters — the anguished cries, the stories of heroism — are the central narratives of our age, both enthralling and horrifying. And our obsession began a century ago, unfolding in just 160 terrifying minutes, on a supposedly unsinkable ship, as more than 1,500 souls slipped into the icy waters of the North Atlantic. And the band played on.
Complete map of Titanic debris field provides new clues
Researchers have pieced together what's believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-by-5-mile Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 years ago when the superliner hit an iceberg, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic and became a legend.
VIDEO: Animated reconstruction of Titanic sinking
On April 15, 1912, the Titanic was on its maiden voyage from the U.K. to New York when it struck an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic. A detailed map of the wreckage created by combining by 130,000 images captured by unmanned submarines during an expedition in 2010 suggests that while the bow glided nose-first to the bottom of the ocean, the stern picked up speed as it corkscrewed to the bottom of the ocean.
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