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NEWEST UPDATE: Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 search

INDIAN OCEAN  --  Two ships with high-tech equipment zeroed in today on a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean.
It's part of the increasingly desperate underwater hunt for the black boxes from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The batteries which generate the "pinging" sounds that would help searchers locate the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, will soon run out.

ABC News' Karen Travers has more from Washington on where the search is focused.
The clock is ticking in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
The batteries on the black boxes are only supposed to last for 30 days and that is Sunday.

Based on the continuing flow of information, the search area was adjusted to move the area a little bit further north.

The black boxes give off pings that can be detected by the sophisticated equipment on these ships searchers are hoping they can get there in time before the final ticks.

Two ships are dragging sophisticated ping locators along a 150-mile route through the deep waters of the Indian Ocean.

Four weeks after the plane disappeared not a single piece of wreckage has been found.
In the absence of any debris here's the key: The searchers don't really know where to tow these high tech listening devices.

So they're taking their best guess.
Day by day the Australian Transport Safety Bureau continues to refine the area where the aircraft may have entered the water, based on continuing ground breaking and multi-disciplinary technical analysis, of the satellite communications and aircraft performance, passed from the International Aircraft Investigative Team.
Finding the wreckage after the data recorders stop giving off pings is possible. But it will be very difficult.
Even as time was running out there was still hope today in Malaysia.

We still pray that the aircraft will be safe together with crew and passengers.