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UPDATE: Photos of Costa Concordia Parbuckling

On the night of January 13, 2012, the 114,500 ton Costa Concordia ran aground at Isola del Giglio, Italy, killing 32 people and eventually coming to rest alongside a reef just outside the sleepy island’s only port. The event kicked … Continue reading

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Science of a Shipwreck: Parbuckling and Re-floating the Costa Concordia

Nearly one year ago, disaster struck off the coast of Italy. The Costa Concordia cruise ship hit a rock close to the Italian shore, ripping open 160 feet  of the ship’s steel. Thirty people died in the disaster, and dozens … Continue reading

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