Archives for September, 2012

Inner Space vs. Outer Space

The world is running out of room.  The Earth’s population has tripled in only 100 years. Livable land is almost maxed out. Some say we can grow more food and find extra room to live in outer space. Maybe even move to Mars. But is space really the answer? Oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard thinks it’s…

Kona Aquapod

Waves may be getting bigger and badder, ocean patterns may be shifting, seas are rising and scientists are just starting to figure out why. Dr. Robert Ballard and a team of scientists go in search of answers. What we don’t know about the ocean is alarming—waves that defy gravity, uncharted deep-sea currents, even alien creatures…

Risky Filming: Underwater With 3000 Volts of Live Power

Oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard is on a global quest to unravel one of the world’s biggest mysteries – where life on Earth began. Ballard suspects life may have gotten started where hot rock and water collide in one of the world’s most seemingly hostile environments – active volcanoes deep within the ocean. He tracks teams…

Woof of the Week Instagram Winner: Dogs in the Great Outdoors

To celebrate the dog days of summer and the last season of Dog Whisperer, we want to see your pups in all their glory. Each week we’ll be announcing a new theme – share a pic of your pooch that fits the weekly theme on Instagram by following us at @NatGeoChannels and tagging your pic…

Paper Mill Locker: The Brody

By Ricki Chaikin, Co-Owner Reclaimed Relics as Featured on Abandoned This locker was recovered from an abandoned paper factory in Jay, Maine. Founded in 1888 by industrialist Hugh Chisholm, the Otis Falls Pulp & Paper Company mill was the third largest paper mill in the country. It transformed the small village of Jay into an…

Riotous Adventures Filming in Chile

Dr. Robert Ballard is the Indiana Jones of the Alien Deep.  He’s on the hunt for the world’s oldest shipwrecks in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.  Using tactics and technology developed over a 50-year career, he is on a quest to uncover the lost history of the ancient world.  Who were these earliest of mariners…

Restoring a Piece of Oil City History

By Ricki Chaikin, Co-Owner Reclaimed Relics as Featured on Abandoned This magnificent flag pole once towered from the top of the Oil City National Bank. Little known today, Oil City, Pennsylvania, was once a sprawling oil boomtown. In the 1800s, when the first commercial oil well was dug up nearby, this town was where Rockefeller…

The Indiana Joneses of Historical Weaponry

Meet the Indiana Joneses of historical weaponry: father-son duo Christian and Alex Cranmer, whose quests for military antiquities have taken them as far as a remote Nepalese palace filled with more than 55,000 rifles and muskets hidden away for more than a century. “We sell history,” Alex says, and that doesn’t mean books, it means…

What Exactly is at the Bottom of the Ocean?

Dr. Robert Ballard is one of the world’s most renowned ocean explorers, with such amazing finds as Titanic, the Battleship Bismarck and JFK’s PT1-09 to his name. But this time he’s going on a journey like no other. He’s setting out on an underwater odyssey down the world’s tallest mountain! No, it’s not Everest at…

Woof of the Week Instagram Winner: Dogs in Cars

To celebrate the dog days of summer and the last season of Dog Whisperer, we want to see your pups in all their glory. Each week we’ll be announcing a new theme – share a pic of your pooch that fits the weekly theme on Instagram by following us at @NatGeoChannels and tagging your pic…