Stephen Hawking

Elon Musk To Receive Stephen Hawking Communication Prize From Astrophysicist Brian May

SpaceX founder Elon Musk — hot off the second successful flight of his gigantic Falcon Heavy rocket in April — is one of the recipients of a prize for science communication.
Related topics: Astrophysics, SpaceX, Space

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Indian Students Are Great At Textbook Math, But Can Hardly Solve Real-world Problems

It’s widely believed that Indians are really good at math. Even the late Stephen Hawking agreed. New research, however, shows this may not be entirely true. Students in India manage to perform “simple additions” involving three and...
Related topics: Mathematics

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Stephen Hawking Sees "biggest Event In Human History"

Stephen Hawking calls it the "biggest event in human history."So why are "in-the-know" investors so excited that hardly anyone has heard about "Tier Zero" yet?Continue reading

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One Of Stephen Hawking's Most Famous Theories About Black Holes Just Suffered A Huge Blow

A groundbreaking search for Hawking's ancient black holes comes back empty-handed.
Related topics: Black Holes

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Scientists Translate Brain Signals Into Synthetic Speech

Synthetic speech has come a long way since Stephen Hawking’s Equalizer. A team of neuroscientists from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) developed a system to convert brain signals into natural-sounding speech. […] The...

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Stephen Hawking's Theory On Primordial Nature Of Dark Matter Proved Wrong

Stephen Hawking’s 1971 work looks into the so-called gravitational lensing phenomenon, which presupposes that a bunch of black holes zipping around at estimated incredible speeds would by all means bend the light of objects they pass in front of.
Related topics: Black Holes

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Japan Agrees To Rein In Killer Robots

It’s just a shame that Stephen Hawking didn’t live to see this day, but at least Elon Musk will be able to take some comfort in it. Both men were among some of the earlier experts to send out warning signals about the advent of...
Related topics: Robots, Intel

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Pi Day Through Time: From Linux To Einstein To Steph Curry - Cnet

March 14 isn't just Pi Day. It also has a surprising history of famous births, the death of physicist Stephen Hawking and a milestone for a daring dirigible.
Related topics: Linux, Albert Einstein, Physics

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The Uk Has A New Stephen Hawking Coin

Check out this new coin from the United Kingdom’s Royal Mint. The mint just started a collection of coins honoring innovation in British Science, and Stephen Hawking’s black hole coin will be hard to outdo. It’s a real beauty. The 50p...
Related topics: United Kingdom

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Stop Worrying About Ai Taking Over The World — It Won’t

Should we be afraid of artificial intelligence? For me, this is a simple question with an even simpler, two letter answer: no. But not everyone agrees – many people, including the late physicist Stephen Hawking, have raised concerns that the rise...

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Let’s Kick Off 2019 By Pondering The Dismal Future Prospects For Humanity

Enlarge / Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees speaks at Stephen Hawking's memorial service at Westminster Abbey on June 15, 2018 in London, England. (credit: Ben Stansall/WPA Pool /Getty Images) Human kind has long harnessed the fruits of...
Related topics: Space

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10 Great Minds We Lost In 2018

We lost a great deal of internet pioneers and geniuses of physics in 2018. Creations of fiber optic cables, men on the moon and the unsung heroes of the life sciences made their mark on the scientific enterprise. The loss of men like Stephen Hawking...
Related topics: Physics, Moon, Space

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One Theory Against Time Travel Seems To Have Been Debunked

“I have experimental evidence that time travel is not possible,” the late Stephen Hawking once said. “I gave a party for time-travelers, but I didn’t send out the invitations until after the party. I sat there a long time,...

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Are The Late Stephen Hawking's Religious Beliefs Typical Of U.k. Scientists?

The late Stephen Hawking famously didn't believe in God. Neither does the renowned Richard Dawkins. But is that typical for U.K. scientists?
Related topics: Religion

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Breakthrough Starshot's incredible Plan To Laser-propel Spacecraft To Alpha Centauri

The Breakthrough Starshot initiative was co-founded by Stephen Hawking.The project raised $100 million and is moving ahead with extensive research.The goal of Starshot is to send tiny "StarChip" spacecraft to explore neighboring star...
Related topics: Laser, Spacecrafts

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Stephen Hawking Is Oddsmakers' Favorite To Land On Uk Currency - Cnet

Alexander Graham Bell, Alan Turing, Rosalind Franklin and, yes, even Margaret Thatcher are among the scientists nominated to appear on Britain's 50 pound note.
Related topics: United Kingdom

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Jony Ive Discusses The Importance And Absurdity Between Leveraging ‘curiosity’ And The Focus To...

The Cambridge Union Society announced that Jony Ive had won its Stephen Hawking Fellowship award earlier this year. As part of the accolade, Ive recently delivered a lecture at Cambridge University’s Union hall. Ive shared a variety of...

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Jony Ive Remains 'eager To Create' And 'completely In Awe' About Creative Process

Apple design chief Jony Ive, who was awarded the 2018 Stephen Hawking Fellowship in September, delivered the Stephen Hawking Fellowship Lecture at The Cambridge Union, the University of Cambridge's debate society, on Monday. Jony Ive speaking at...
Related topics: Debate

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Please Allow Stephen Hawking To Explain Time, History, And God

As a kid, the late theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was not a great student, by his own admission. What he was always good at, however, was asking big questions, queries so daunting and seemingly impossible to answer that many of us avoid...
Related topics: Physics

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Stephen Hawking’s Final Book Suggests Time Travel May One Day Be Possible

“If one made a research grant application to work on time travel it would be dismissed immediately,” writes the physicist Stephen Hawking in his posthumous book Brief Answers to the Big Questions. He was right. But he was also right that asking...
Related topics: Physics

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