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New CGI analysis of Titanic sinking and web resources

Posted at 6:50 PM, Apr 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-15 19:00:14-04

One hundred years ago to the day, one of  history's largest maritime disasters occurred when the luxury ocean-liner the Titanic sank.

The National Geographic Channel ran a 46-minute feature film, titled The Titanic: The Final Word With James Cameron.

The above video is an analysis of the pure mechanics behind the disaster, told through Computer Graphic Imaging (CGI) software.

For additional Titanic sources on the web, check out blogger Larry Ferlazzo's curated choices for The Best Sites For Learning About The Titanic:

Ultimate Titanic is the place to start. It has tons of resources.

Expedition Titanic is a neat interactive.

The History Channel has a Titanic Interactive.

The History Channel also has several video clips.

The Discovery Channel has an interactive.

The Last Mysteries of The Titanic is another Discovery interactive.

Titanic Journey is from The BBC.

Here’s a game to test your Titanic knowledge.

Richard Byrne has found several good videos.

You can play The Hidden Expedition Titanic Game.

Make your own movie about the Titanic.

Here’s a slideshow
of artifacts from the wreck.

Here’s another BBC Titanic site.

National Geographic has a special page with numerous features on the Titanic.

100 Years Later: Ways to Teach About the Titanic With The Times is from The New York Times Learning Network.

100 Years Later: A Snapshot of Life on the Titanic is a TIME slideshow giving a sample of the last photographs taken on the Titanic. The ship first from England to Ireland before it left for the Atlantic, and an amateur photographer got off with these photos.

Sinking Of The Titanic is a series of videos from NBC Learn.

Century After Titanic Sinks, Story Still Captivates is an Associated Press video.

Five Titanic myths spread by films is from The BBC.

The Titanic at 100 Years is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.

They Called It ‘Unsinkable’ is an audio slideshow from The New York Times.

Setting the Stage for the Titanic Tragedy is a graphic from The New York Times.

Titanic: The final messages from a stricken ship is from The BBC.

The Titanic, 100 Years Later is an impressive Pinterest page from the Smithsonian.

Titanic By The Numbers is a good infographic.

The Titanic’s fateful voyage in pictures is from The CBBC Newsround.

Unsinkable: Why We Can’t Let Go Of The Titanic is from The New Yorker.

NPR has a collection of their Titanic stories.

Remembering the Titanic is a Wall Street Journal slideshow.

The Wall Street Journal on the Titanic, April 1912 is an annotated and interactive copy of the original Wall Street Journal article on the sinking.

The Atlantic reprinted the telegraph messages from The Titanic and you can hear them read at the BBC.

Nova Scotia, Canada, where the Titanic went down – audio slideshow is from The Guardian.

Titanic: Faces of the crew is a BBC interactive.

The sunken ship of dreams
is a slideshow from The BBC.

Titanic 100: We survived
is also from The BBC.

Titanic memorial cruise makes Atlantic voyage – in pictures is from The Guardian.

Titanic Anniversary is a special page from The Telegraph.

Geography, Class and Fate is a very creative “mashup” of data about Titanic passengers. Thanks to Richard Byrne for the tip.

Titanic: A graphic look at how and why it sank is from The Orange County Register.

The Newseum has a slideshow of newspaper frontpages on the day after the disaster.

Remembering the Titanic is a slideshow from USA Today.