Eric Anderson and Peter Diamandis pioneered the business of sending millionaire tourists to space. Now they want to mine asteroids for what they say will be tens of billions of dollars worth of resources annually for use on Earth and beyond.
CNN's Michael Holmes looks back at what life was like in 1912, the year the Titanic sank.
James Cameron, in "Avatar," is the one American filmmaker -- at least to my eyes -- who has truly knocked the 3-D ball out of the park. (Sorry, but I wasn't on board with Scorsese or Spielberg for their overly fussy and busy 3-D experiments, "Hugo" and "The Adventures of Tintin.")
Just days after "Titanic" director James Cameron traveled to the bottom of the sea, another wealthy adventurer has announced a spectacular deep ocean discovery.
Filmmaker James Cameron spends several hours at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. CNN's Erin McLaughlin reports.
Oscar-winning director James Cameron resurfaced Monday after plunging to the deepest known point in the world's oceans in his one-man submersible.
Filmmaker James Cameron may be about to set out on the first solo dive to the Mariana Trench, the deepest known point of the world's oceans, but sojourns to the darkest recesses of the sea are far from the sole preserve of intrepid would-be record breakers.
3-D television was heralded as the breakthrough technology of the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. Hot on the heels of James Cameron's eye-opening Avatar, 3-D HDTVs were everywhere on the show floor.
Anyone who's watched James Cameron's Oscar-winning "Avatar" can see the difference stereoscopic 3-D can make in a big screen event film when it's done correctly.
It is one of the most famous exchanges of dialogue in the history of movies.
From luxury cars to solar powered taxis, "green" vehicles are charging ahead in the auto market. CNN's Ayeesha Durgahee reports.
"Movie theaters will never, ever go away," despite improved and cheaper home theater systems and the quicker availability of new film releases on DVD and online, producer George Lucas says.
James Cameron's 2009 box office blockbuster, "Avatar", more than revived interest and investment in 3D technology for entertainment purposes.
BASE jumpers took the plunge in 2010 during the "New River Gorge Bridge Day Festival" in West Virginia.
Hop into this Ego Compact Semi Submarine, and without any extensive training you can be on your way to exploring the deep blue sea in no time.
John Lennon wondered how many holes it would take to fill the Albert Hall, and now we know: If it's the Esa'ala in the South Pacific, then one will certainly do the job.
Dennis Chamberland doesn't just want to live underwater: he wants anyone to join him. And he's determined to make that a reality within a decade.
The 2011 Golden Globe Awards nominations will be announced Tuesday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Bert Fields has fought the legal battles of Hollywood's power players for half a century. He has taken on Disney -- the mighty Mouse House -- and won, more than once. Not surprisingly, his client roster is a virtual Who's Who.
It has been dubbed India's version of the Hollywood blockbuster "Avatar." And just like the movie, the indigenous group fighting to save its sacred homeland has won a major fight.
The director, 56, enjoys his special day by exploring the depths of Russia's famed Lake Baikal
A year after trailing Angelina Jolie, the media mogul gets back her title as most powerful celeb
The Oscar-winning ocean-technology buff meets with officials in Washington to brainstorm possible solutions
A panel discusses whether our future could be powered by renewables.
Climate skeptics are indicative of societies in decay.
On this month's edition of The Screening Room, Myleene Klass tackles giant scorpions, evades the Kraken and flies away on Pegasus the winged horse as we focus on the world of special effects.
James Cameron calls his newest project a "kind of 'Avatar' for real," working alongside tribes in Brazil to save the rain forest.
The two treat Brooklyn high school students to important environmental lessons
Let me first apologize for not writing the Countdown last week. A bad bug did me in. More important, here are a number of ideas that will change the way you view basketball and other sports over the next decade.
People come up to Aimee Mullins all the time and say, "you know, I have to tell you, you just don't look disabled."
Acceptance speech interruptions and historical wins could boost sales for some of this year's best films
In his poem "Style," Charles Bukowski says that it's better to do a boring thing with style than a dangerous thing without it.
Producers promise surprises galore at this year's Academy Awards.
From a K-Stew/R-Pattz smooch to a surprise visit by Brad and Angelina - what would you most want to see before the big awards show?
It's Avatar vs. The Hurt Locker, Sandra Bullock vs. Meryl Streep and more
Bruce Willis and stars walk the red carpet at the premiere for "Cop Out" in New York.
"The Hurt Locker" picked up six awards at the BAFTAs, including best picture and best director for Kathryn Bigelow.
While dramatizing the against-the-odds rescue of a noble, harmonious alien society called the Na'vi, James Cameron's "Avatar" may also effectuate the rescue of a nasty, contentious alien society known as Hollywood -- or at least save Tinseltown's annual Oscar extravaganza from its long-term ratings slump.
A lifelong fascination with science fiction and the ocean has driven "Avatar" director James Cameron's career, he told the TED2010 conference Saturday.
Producer Jon Landau talks about Oscar nominations for 'Avatar' and what it's like working with director James Cameron.
After winning top honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globes, Sandra Bullock received her first Oscar nomination this year for "The Blind Side." But she's already convinced she's not bringing the little man home.
Romance proved to be a powerful foe for the epic "Avatar," which has dominated the box office for the last seven weekends. The Lasse Hallstrom-directed romantic drama "Dear John" won the weekend in a big way, grossing an estimated $32.4 million and setting a record for the highest-grossing Superbowl Sunday frame in history.
James Cameron and members of his technical crew describe the process of creating the characters of "Avatar."
Here are my latest predictions for who'll get nominated in the eight main Oscar races on February 2.
Stars of the movie 'Avatar' say the movie is like nothing movie-goers have ever seen before.
James Cameron has done it again.
Early reviews called the movie "The Blind Side" obvious, idealistic, "curiously devoid of drama" and akin to a "two-hour holiday greeting card."
Nothing can stop the reign of "Avatar."
Obsessive, overenthusiastic, fanatical -- call them what you will.
Some people say they've experienced depression --even had suicidal thoughts-- after watching the movie "Avatar."
DeNiro is a Glee fan, Bill Paxton goes on a Taylor Lautner hunt, James Cameron double fists and more
Also in the winners' circle: Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey Jr. and Jeff Bridges
James Cameron carried home two Golden Globes on Sunday night for his 3-D blockbuster, "Avatar."
The stars came out in full force for the 67th Annual Golden Globes.
While we're plenty excited to find out if James Cameron's CGI blockbuster "Avatar" will edge out official tearjerker-of-the-year selection "Precious" for Best Drama at this Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, we're saving our real zeal for the stunning dresses that will grace the show's red carpet, marking the official kickoff to awards show season.
James Cameron's completely immersive spectacle "Avatar" may have been a little too real for some fans who say they have experienced depression and suicidal thoughts after seeing the film because they long to enjoy the beauty of the alien world Pandora.
There's no stopping "Avatar's" "shock-and-awe" performance at the box office. For the fourth weekend in a row, James Cameron's sci-fi blockbuster was No. 1 with $48.5 million, according to early estimates by Hollywood.com Box Office.
The only man recognized as a survivor of both atom bombs dropped in Japan at the end of World War II has died.
The Hurt Locker helmer could be the first woman to win the Best Director Oscar
The portrayal of alien life on far-flung planets has been a favorite storyline for filmmakers down the years and is a perennial hit with audiences. "Avatar" has proved no different with the film doing record business at the box-office.
Following the success of Avatar, Lisa Kaltenegger explains how close we are to discovering new worlds.
Thanks to astronomic word-of-mouth, inflated 3-D ticket prices, and consecutive holiday weekends that began on a Friday, "Avatar" continued its seemingly unstoppable climb to the Hallelujah Mountains of U.S. and global box office.
The G4 host teams up with Susan Sarandon's daughter to send-up James Cameron's hit - and Thelma & Louise
Hollywood gave itself one heck of a Christmas present this year: the single best day in the history of the box office.
From PenÃ©lope Cruz in Nine to Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes, which star will get your $10?
After months of breathless buzz, speculation, and doubt, James Cameron's "Avatar" finally arrived in movie theaters nationwide, and its box office prognosis definitely isn't blue.
It's been an epic year for movies.
The august body names its Top 10 on the big screen and small
The L.A. Film Critics Association and the Boston Society of Film Critics recognize the actress for her role in Precious
Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" dominated the pre-holiday weekend with a $25 million nationwide debut, pushing the frame up over the same weekend last year.
Humans and aliens co-star in the sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar," which premiered in London. CNN's Morgan Neill reports.
James Cameron's feverishly-awaited sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar" has enjoyed its world premiere to strong reviews.
James Cameron unveiled his much-hyped, wildly-anticipated 3D sci-fi epic "Avatar" to audiences in full in London Thursday.
Hundreds of millions of dollars is a lot to spend on a film featuring a bunch of blue aliens -- but that's exactly what Fox Features has done with new 3D sci-fi "Avatar," which the movie studio says is the most expensive production it has ever made.
Proving that Sandra Bullock is having the best year of her career, the football drama "The Blind Side" rose to first place at the box office this weekend with $20.4 million, according to early estimates by Hollywood.com Box Office.
There's something for everyone at the movies this holiday season, from a musical with Daniel Day-Lewis to James Cameron's first feature since "Titanic."
Director James Cameron is today unveiling a 15-minute taster of his hotly-anticipated 3D sci-fi blockbuster "Avatar" to sold-out audiences in selected cinemas across the world.
It's being presented as the future of cinema and a movie-going revolution.
Chris Pine channels Kirk, Zoe Saldana gets the looks and John Cho's dream comes true
There is a lot of excitement around the potential of "stereoscopic" movies ("3-D" to you and me). Much of it has been drummed up by director James Cameron's forthcoming blockbuster "Avatar" and Dreamworks boss Jeffery Katzenberg, who is releasing more than a dozen 3-D pictures this year.
In the future, viewing the world through rose-tinted glasses may not just be the prerogative of the naive.
No doubt you've heard that 3-D has become the thing at the multiplex, and that Hollywood bigs like Jeffrey Katzenberg, Robert Zemeckis, and James Cameron are making movies that capitalize on new digital-projection technologies.
The Dark Knight continues to obliterate box office records, crossing the $300 million mark in just 10 days
Hollywood is done with being shallow; it wants depth. 3-D depth, to be specific.
Unless they happened to have adolescent daughters, it's unlikely that many Hollywood executives donned funny glasses the first weekend in February to catch the film debut - in glorious 3-D - of Disney's tween TV and pop star Miley Cyrus, better known to fans as Hannah Montana. But come Monday, there were high-level meetings all over town to deal with its impact. "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour" opened small, on only 683 screens. But thanks to packed theaters and premium ticket prices ($15 to $24 each), it booked $31 million. That's $45,000 per screen - a Hollywood record.
They've been around for years -- but are 3D movies set to make a comeback? Although basic 3D technology has been around since the 1890s, the availability of 3D screens and 3D movies has been relatively limited. But now, companies such as IMAX (Canada), Dolby and REAL D (United States) are promising a renaissance of 3D films by creating viewing systems which provide flawless performances at the cinema.
3D is no modern technology: its roots are planted in the Victorian era.
History is repeating itself. More than 50 years ago, Hollywood embraced big-screen formats (CinemaScope, VistaVision) and 3-D to protect the movie business from television. Now, with the box office under threat from at-home viewing, industry watchers have noted spectacular returns for features released on the large-screen IMAX circuit.
In the world of 150-foot yachts, private helicopters and lightening fast speedboats, there is a new toy so exclusive that buyers are actually invoking non-disclosure agreements.
With domestic movie-ticket sales off 5 percent in 2005 and theater attendance down 13 percent since 2002, maybe it's just a matter of time before all films go straight to DVD. Still, one company, Beverly Hills-based Real D, believes that the local cineplex isn't so much dead as in need of some depth.
With domestic movie-ticket sales off 5 percent in 2005 and theater attendance down 13 percent since 2002, maybe it's just a matter of time before all films go straight to DVD. Still, one company, B...
The 1999 "Oz" disc was crammed full of magical extras -- deleted scenes, documentaries, screen tests. The package was so pristine it was named EW's DVD of the year.
HOLLYWOOD HAS BEEN SLOW to catch on to the computer age. Sure, last year the Macintosh PowerBook became a fashion accessory for producers and stars -- even though it isn't always a useful tool for ...