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Air France Flight 447 Voice Data Recorder Found

Will take 8 to 10 days before analysis will begin

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Air France Flight 447 Voice Data Recorder Found

The New York Times and other news media are reporting that the second black box containing the voice data recorder from Air France Flight 447 has been found. The article reported that a spokeswoman for the French investigation bureau BEA (Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile) said that the voice data recorder's "... memory unit had been found still attached to its protective chassis and connected to its audio beacon."

The flight data recorder was found last week but it was initially missing its memory unit. The memory unit was found a few days later, although there are concerns that it may not be readable.

It will take another 8 to 10 days before the units will arrive at BEA for analysis.

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Top Tech 2023: A Special Report

These two dozen technical projects should make significant advances in the coming year

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Top Tech 2023: A Special Report
Edmon DeHaro

Each January, the editors of IEEE Spectrum offer up some predictions about technical developments we expect to be in the news over the coming year. You’ll find a couple dozen of those described in the following special report. Of course, the number of things we could have written about is far higher, so we had to be selective in picking which projects to feature. And we’re not ashamed to admit, gee-whiz appeal often shaped our choices.

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