Stephen Hawking

Hitting The Books: How Planck's 'chain Of Tiny Beads' Helps Explain Why Lightbulbs Work

'Einstein's Fridge' author Paul Sen explores the works and quirks of the pioneering researchers — from Lord Kelvin and James Joule to Emmy Noether, Alan Turing, and Stephen Hawking — who sought to understand how heat helped shape the known...
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The Myth Of Stephen Hawking

He was an important physicist, but the press and the public saw him as a prophet—and he didn’t go out of his way to discourage them -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Physics

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The Mysteries Of Stephen Hawking’s Universe

The last time Stephen Hawking was ever uncertain about his fame was before a lecture in Cambridge, in the winter of 1988. Even then, really, he should have been in no doubt. In previous years, he’d been profiled by Vanity Fair and The New York...
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Pi Day Through Time: From Steph Curry To Linux To Einstein - 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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Scientists Create Black Hole Analog And It Behaves Just Like Hawking Predicted

Scientists are creating black holes analogs in labs to observe Hawking radiation – which is based on the 1974 theory by the English physicist Stephen Hawking.
Related topics: Black Holes, Physics

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Digging Into The History Of The Cosmos

But lab members say award-winning cosmologist is equally invested in futures Cora Dvorkin’s fascination with math and the cosmos started with her father, a family friend, and famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. Drawn to math at an early...
Related topics: Mathematics, Physics

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Uk Nobel Physics Laureate Pays Tribute To Snubbed Hawking

Nobel physics laureate Roger Penrose on Tuesday said his late colleague Stephen Hawking richly deserved a share of the prize after the British scientists conducted pioneering research into black holes.
Related topics: Nobel Prize, Physics, Black Holes

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What I’ve Been Reading

1. Leonard Mlodinow, Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics.  One man’s version of “the real Stephen Hawking story,” including the marital arrangements and rearrangements, told by a former good friend.  I am not sure...
Related topics: Physics

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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘winklevoss Deal Brings Btc Trade To Samsung Users In Us And Canada’

Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Stephen Hawking used to say:...
Related topics: Samsung, Robots, Bitcoin

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Stephen Hawking's Poignant Message Becomes Earth Day Call For Hope - Cnet

"I am very aware of the preciousness of time. Seize the moment. Act now."

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Digital Hoarders: “our Terabytes Are Put To Use For The Betterment Of Mankind”

Think we prefer the album version, but OK, sure Top of the Pops Today perhaps more than ever, data is ephemeral. Despite Stephen Hawking's late-in-life revelation that information can never truly be destroyed, it can absolutely disappear from...

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Human Compatible: A Timely Warning On The Future Of Ai

The late Stephen Hawking called artificial intelligence the biggest threat to humanity. But Hawking, albeit a revered physicist, was not a computer scientist. Elon Musk compared AI adoption to “summoning the devil.” But Elon is, well, Elon. And...

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Are We Alone In The Universe? Astronomers To Scan Through Space In Search For Extraterrestrial Life

Outstanding physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking once warned against attempts to contact any advanced life-forms, suggesting that the outcome for humans wouldn't necessarily be good.
Related topics: Space, Physics

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Training A Dog To “speak” With A Sound Board

The field of Augmentative and Alternative Communciation (AAC) covers communication methods used by those who are unable to otherwise produce or comprehend spoken or written language. Many will be familiar with the speech synthesizer used by Stephen...

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Black Holes Shouldn't Echo, But This One Might. Score 1 For Stephen Hawking?

When two neutron stars slammed together far off in space, they created a powerful shaking in the universe — and their echoes could violate Einstein's theory of relativity.
Related topics: Black Holes, Neutron Stars, Albert Einstein, Relativity

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Will Einstein’s Theory Of General Relativity Soon Be Proved False?

Years ago, one of the world’s brightest physicists, Stephen Hawking predicted that quantum particles will slowly escape black holes, which went against Albert Einstein’s hypothesis that nothing can leave the gravity of these space objects. Fresh...
Related topics: Albert Einstein, Relativity, Physics, Quantum, Black Holes

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The Us Is Building Its First New Particle Collider In Decades On Long Island. Stephen Hawking...

A new particle collider is set to be built at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, New York.  Particle colliders smash charged particles against one another at nearly the speed of light to reveal some of their fundamental...
Related topics: Physics

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Remembering Stephen Hawking On His 78th Birthday: A Legacy Of Humanity

Stephen Hawking passed away on 14 March 2018. His work changed literally everything we know about the cosmos and our place in it. But his greatest contribution to our species wasn’t his theories on black holes or how quickly the universe was...
Related topics: Black Holes

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Software And The War Against Complexity

Look around: what is happening? Australia, AI, Ghosn, Google, Suleimani, Starlink, Trump, TikTok. The world is an eruptive flux of frequently toxic emergent behavior, and every unexpected event is laced with subtle interconnected nuances. Stephen...
Related topics: Australia, Google

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A Greater Understanding Of Race And Identity Through Tech

Podcasts featuring inmates. The evolution of social media. The writing of Stephen Hawking. All are routes to thinking about race and identity, says Lauretta Charlton, editor of Race/Related.
Related topics: Podcasts, Social Media

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