Planetary Resources – Asteroid Mining Company

Not being satisfied with just having dived to the deepest point in the ocean, James Cameron is now an investor in the worlds first asteroid mining company known as Planetary Resources. With an investor and advisor group that also includes Larry Page and Eric Schmidt from Google, Planetary Resources seems like something straight out of a science fiction movie but it looks like the company will start investigating potential asteroids to mine in 2013.

While I still try to absorb the whole concept of an “asteroid mining company” actually existing, check out the video above and if you want to find our more info visit the Planetary Resources website.

Sidenote: With James Cameron on board I was hoping the video above would have a bit more flash to it. Then I realized they are talking about mining on an asteroid which is pretty flashy enough.

via Wired & The Verge

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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson [Astrophysicist] – We Stopped Dreaming & The Most Astounding Fact

The Most Astounding Fact

We Stopped Dreaming

It’s hard not to get caught up in the stirring words of astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. In “The Most Astounding Fact”, Tyson was interviewed by Time magazine and asked to share something about the Universe. His answer is a beautiful reminder to look up at the stars every once and a while, and just stare in wonderment.

The second video “We Stopped Dreaming”, features Tyson passionately arguing the case to get better funding for NASA’s space program, and the importance that the exploration of space is for mankind’s betterment.

Both videos feature great compilations of archive footage and music from The Cinematic Orchestra. Great work by Max Schlickenmeyer & Evan Schurr.

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James Cameron – Diving to Earth’s Deepest Point [National Geographic]

“Twelve men have walked on the surface of the moon and maybe 500 have traveled to space, but only [two] have visited the very deepest point of the ocean, which they reached on January 23, 1960.”—Daily Mail, September 17, 2010

It’s not enough to create films that smash the box office or to advance the technical aspects of special effects, what also fascinates legendary director James Cameron, lies at the bottom of the ocean. Cameron will make the dive to Earth’s deepest point, known as the Mariana Trench, in a custom designed submersible called the Deepsea Challenger. There have only been two men, 50 years ago who made the voyage to the deep below.

Find out more info on the dive at Deepseachallenge.com .

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