James Cameron teams up with the folks at National Geographic to create a new digital simulation of how they believe the Titanic sank and reached the ocean floor:

Meanwhile, the Economist’s Free Exchange blog discusses a crucial new piece of Titanic-related academic research. As it turns out, the Titanic — in which the women and children onboard were far more likely to survive than the men — was something of an aberration. More typically, the captain and the crew have the best chance of surviving a shipwreck by far.