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Battelle Device Helping In Malaysia Airlines Jet Search

Officials at Battelle Memorial Institute say their Autonomous Underwater Vehicle is being enlisted by the U.S. Navy to scour the floor of the Indian Ocean for debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines Jet.The torpedo-like device can stay underwater for up to 24 hours, delivering information to the surface using a bank of sensors, cameras and sonar.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.