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Paul Allen’s deep legacy: Japanese shipwreck found

A wide-ranging shipwreck survey funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is continuing after his death, and the latest discovery focuses on the Japanese battleship Hiei, which sank in the South Pacific during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. Japanese researchers picked … Continue reading

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Paul Allen marks Memorial Day in a deep-sea way

It’s traditional to revisit the gravesites of America’s fallen warriors on Memorial Day, but billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen is adding a non-traditional twist. Today the co-founder of Microsoft is highlighting the work that he’s funded over the past couple of … Continue reading

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Shipwreck sleuths document WWI sub’s remains

Score another undersea revelation for the crew of the Petrel, a research vessel backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. This time it’s the AE1, Australia’s first submarine and the first Allied submarine loss of World War I. The AE1 was lost … Continue reading

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Paul Allen’s team finds USS Helena shipwreck

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s seagoing sleuths are reporting one more find in their quest to locate sunken military vessels from World War II. This time it’s the USS Helena, a St. Louis-class light cruiser that was hit during the Japanese … Continue reading

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Shipwreck linked to ‘Fighting Sullivans’ found

The latest chapter of an Irish-American family tragedy played out on St. Patrick’s Day when an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered the shipwreck of the USS Juneau in the South Pacific. The Juneau was sunk by … Continue reading

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Does bone study crack the Amelia Earhart case?

A newly published study lends support to the view that famed aviator Amelia Earhart died on the remote Pacific island of Nikumaroro during her attempt to fly around the world in 1937. In the study, published by Forensic Anthropology, Richard Jantz contends that … Continue reading

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Museum of Flight offers VR tours inside planes

It’s not easy to crawl through the guts of a World War II bomber, but a new virtual reality project from Microsoft and Seattle’s Museum of Flight turns it into a snap on a screen. The Aviation Pavilion Virtual Tour … Continue reading

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