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2014-02-10 12:23:26

Thought leaders in science, technology, civilization and the human spirit gather for Curiosity Retreats before an exclusive audience in Colorado during May 18-23 and July 20-25, 2014 to share leading-edge knowledge available online to the Curiosity Club. SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine the progress and innovation we could achieve if we never lost our curiosity about the world around us - possibilities would remain limitless. John Hendricks founded the...

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2009-04-07 11:05:00

Discovery Communications is alleging a patent infringement suit against Amazon over the development of its Kindle reader, Reuters reported. Discovery chairman and founder John Hendricks first filed a patent for a device called the Everybook "” which appears to be quite similar to the Amazon Kindle and the Sony Reader "” 17 years ago. But after both Sony and Amazon refused to pay royalties, Discovery filed the suit against the two companies. Discovery was granted U.S. Patent No....

2009-03-17 11:25:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) today filed a patent infringement suit against Amazon.com, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, alleging infringement of a patent issued to Discovery Communications for electronic book technology. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/NETH035LOGO ) Discovery Communications alleges that Amazon's sale of the Kindle and Kindle 2...

2008-06-27 12:02:44

Discovery Communications, the world's number one non-fiction media company, and APM Music, the world's largest provider of production music for use in film, television, radio, games and new media production, have expanded their 12 year relationship with the launch of Discovery Studios Tracks. This partnership makes original music cues from the Discovery family of channels, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and Science Channel, available for the first time for licensing into...

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2006-10-28 11:06:34

NEW YORK -- David Conover's main character is a fiery diva who refuses to appear when it's cloudy but is otherwise relentlessly punctual. The sun itself is Conover's star in the Discovery HD Theater program "Sunrise Earth," an hourlong TV show that documents sunrises and the gradual awakening of nature at dawn. It's an unusually slow-paced program in a TV milieu populated by quick-cutting dramas and laugh-track heavy sitcoms - and it couldn't exist without high-definition television, which...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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