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The Geography of the Search

April 10, 2014

Search crews are consistently locating pings from the missing flight’s black box at this point. They have not yet successfully triangulated the location of the box, but they are clearly looking in the right area. The most recent discovery was made by an Australian aircraft called a...


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Finding the Missing Plane

April 07, 2014

The search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 has lasted about a month, and the technology and unified global effort to locate it has been fascinating. The first great breakthrough in the search came from satellite communications which indicated that the plane flew for several hours before stopping. Those pings were analyzed for weeks until experts agreed that they had originated...


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The Missing Plane

March 20, 2014

The missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 has been one of the biggest news stories of the year. At least 24 nations have combined their resources, expertise and technology to help determine what exactly happened to the plane and the 239 people on board. Leading theories have been pilot error, catastrophic damage, such as fire, hijacking, sabotage, or an intentional...


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The Ukrainian Revolution

March 06, 2014

The ongoing fighting in Ukraine has been in the news every day for several weeks now. Ukraine is a former Soviet state with strong ties to Russia in the past. It is also an independent nation with several...


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