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The BentProp Project has been searching the Palauan jungle for years to find the remains of POWs and others executed by the Japanese. Unexploded WWII bombs make it a risky quest.

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Dozens of families of Americans missing in action since World War II have long wondered what happened to their loved ones. Now cutting-edge oceanographic technology is helping find answers.

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The cutting-edge tech behind the hunt for lost WWII planes

For years, the BentProp Project has searched the seas off Palau for missing planes shot down by the Japanese. Now the group has access to the latest oceanographic technology, which it used to find two aircraft lost for 70 years.

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In Palau, lost WWII graves and unexploded bombs (pictures)

For years, BentProp Project volunteers have been seeking the remains of POWs and others executed by the Japanese. And NGO Cleared Ground Demining has been removing bombs from the area.

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The high-tech hunt for WWII MIAs (pictures)

Thanks to some very high-tech tools being used in the hunt for American military planes shot down by the Japanese in near the island nation of Palau in 1944, some families will finally be learning the fate of their lost loved ones. CNET traveled to Palau to document the hunt.

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A walk among hidden graves and WWII bombs

To find unmarked graves thought to hold the bodies of POWs, missionaries, and others executed in the Palauan jungle by the Japanese during World War II, volunteers from the BentProp Project must first wait for Cleared Ground Demining to dispose of countless unexploded bombs left there for decades.

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Underwater robots helping find missing WWII planes, airmen

Since 1993, members of the BentProp Project have hunted the seas of Palau for American planes shot down in by the Japanese during World War II. Now they have new high-tech oceanographic tools to help in the search.

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Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV opens new line (pictures)

At the Beijing auto show, Mercedes-Benz shows off a new concept that opens up a new segment for the automaker, and competes with the BMW X6.

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Oppo's new headphone, the astonishing PM-1

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Pot speakers, hemp cars: Mark 4/20 with ganja-inspired tech

April 20 has turned into an unofficial celebration of all things marijuana. The tech world isn't immune to the reefer madness, finding inspiration in hemp materials and high-tech vaporizers.

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Tech takes a toke with pot-inspired gadgets (pictures)

Observe the unofficial 4/20 holiday with a series of tech items inspired by, made with, or dedicated to marijuana and hemp.