The great steamship sank 100 years ago, but its legendary drama, heroes and villains remain as unforgettable as ever
Detailed maps of the debris field, high-definition images and online gaming technology could lead to virtual expeditions to the Titanic site
From the great ocean liner's construction to its sinking to its discovery on the ocean floor, the key moments in the Titanic's history. See our full centenary coverage here
Working Knowledge: Cruise Ships—Nimble Skyscrapers at Sea
Ship-Safe Seas: Could the Titanic Disaster Happen Again?
Better technology and vigilant monitoring have made the oceans safer, but fatal accidents continue to occur
The Science behind the Iceberg that sank the Titanic
The tragedy of the "unsinkable" Titanic - lost in the cold water of the Atlantic - became part of history and pop culture, but the story of the main culprit that caused the disaster is mostly forgotten and only vague descriptions and some photos exists of the supposed iceberg(s)...
How the Cold Affected Titanic's Metal Rivets [Video]
Temperature can dramatically change the properties of materials, as Yale University's Ainissa Ramirez shows
Is It Possible to Build an "Unsinkable" Ship?
As the Titanic's sinking and Costa Concordia's grounding demonstrate, no amount of engineering can completely compensate for human error
The Real Heart of the Ocean
One hundred years ago, a ship sideswiped an iceberg on its way across the ocean, and the Titanic legend was born. Speaking of legend, James Cameron's film was so sweeping and dramatic that some folks think it must have been entirely fictional...
How did Titanic really break up?
Hello, everyone!I'm a member of the Marine Forensics Committee, and author or co-author of three peer-reviewed papers on the “Titanic”. My most recent paper, “The Breakup Of Titanic – A Re-Examination of Survivor Accounts”, was presented at the First International Marine Forensics Symposium on April 4.Working with Roy Mengot (with whom I co-authored one paper), I've been gathering evidence to support a reconstruction of the breakup of the “Titanic” that differs somewhat from the one you may have seen in movies or in other publications...
New Images of Titanic Wreck Revealed
Sweeping images of the sunken ship were made by stitching together hundreds of optical and sonar images collected by deep-diving robots during a 2010 expedition
Titanic: Resonance and Reality
A century ago a great ship struck an iceberg and sank, earning a permanent place among the stories we tell—and lessons we should learn
Titanic and the Science of Near-Death Experiences
James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster movie Titanic broke box office records and garnered bushels of awards; it remains one of the top-grossing films of all times.
Raise It or Raze It?: How Will the Stranded Italian Cruise Ship Be Salvaged?
Possible methods to move the massive Costa Concordia, twice as big as the Titanic, include multiple cranes, inflatable bags and even buoyant objects like ping-pong balls used by Donald Duck...
In for the Long Hull: It Will Take Weeks to Drain the Costa Concordia's Fuel
Italy's coast guard suspended the search for people on the Costa Concordia today after the ship slipped farther into the Mediterranean.
The Abyss Transit System
James Cameron commissions the making of robots for a return to the Titanic
From the Archive, 1912: Wreck of the White Star Liner Titanic
How the world's greatest steamship went down with 1,600 souls
Microbes Digest the Titanic's Remains
The destruction of the Titanic, started by a huge iceberg, will be finished by tiny, iron-eating bacteria. Karen Hopkin reports
From the Archive, 1912: What We Know About Icebergs
How they are formed; Their characteristics; How they drift; Precautions taken to protect shipping against them
From the Archive, A View from 1912: Scientific American on the Loss of the Titanic
A Titanic Flashback: A Twitter Timeline of the Disaster
Can't stay up to follow all the #Titanic_SA tweets? Here are they are, all collected