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This animal doesn’t breathe, and it’s a first for science

February 25th, 2020

Earth has an incredible diversity of animal life. It comes in all shapes and sizes, and lives in just about every type of environment our planet has to offer. There are, however, a number of things that all animal life has in common. Now, according to a new paper published in Proceedings of the National …

SharkCam Shark Behavior

SharkCam helps researchers understand the predatory behavior of sharks

January 13th, 2016

Although you might not think of Shark Week as anything more than an over-publicized TV event for the Discovery Channel to sell ads, it’s helping researchers learn more about the underwater predators than ever. CNET reported this week that Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute’s REMUS SharkCam autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), which was deployed in 2013, has led to …

Time Warner pulls channels from iPad app after network complaints

April 1st, 2011

We’ve just been tipped that Time Warner Cable has begun emailing users of its iPad application, informing them of a looming channel-lineup change. The app in question — TWCable TV App for iPad — was released on March 15th, and allows TWC subscribers to stream live television right to their tablet device. A very neat …

MythBusters renew contract, no myth safe for next seven years

July 30th, 2010

Myths be warned! At Comic Con last Saturday, MythBusters stars Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Grant Imahara, Tory Bellici and Kari Byron took the stage to promote their show’s upcoming season. The gang also announced that they have renewed their contract for a full seven years with the Discovery Network. Appeasing the Comic Con crowd, Adam Savage clamored that they …

Fox Mobile launches BitBop video streaming service for BlackBerry handsets

June 25th, 2010

Fox Mobile announced on Thursday that it is launching a streaming video service that will rival Hulu. The service will feature full-length, on demand television programming from CBS, Fox NBC, A&E, Comedy Central, Discovery, FX, MTV, and USA. Though not available at launch, full-length movies will be added by the end of the year. Targeting …

Discovery, Sony and IMAX announce plans for round the clock 3D television network

January 6th, 2010

Discovery Communications, Sony Corporation and IMAX Corporation, a trio of entertainment powerhouses, are teaming up to deliver the first dedicated 3D television network in the US. The network will feature 24/7 programming from Discovery, Sony Pictures Entertainment, IMAX and other third party 3D content creators with a focus on genres that look stunning in 3D. …