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2014-02-06 23:02:15

On Monday, Space for All (Urbana, IL) announced they will be teaming up with students at the University of Illinois to send an action figure of Stephen Hawking on a balloon to an altitude of over 100,000 feet -- the very edge of space. Urbana, IL (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 A group of students at the University of Illinois are helping Stephen Hawking boldly go where no physicist -- or action figure of one -- has gone before. Student-run organization Space for All of Urbana, Illinois...

2014-02-05 16:24:39

Series kicks off Thursday, February 13, 2014 with Benedict Cumberbatch At The Standard High Line NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts New York, (www.bafta.org/newyork/) announced "In Conversation," a new exclusive interview series that explores the career achievements and recollections of an array of British actors, directors, screenwriters, and practitioners in all areas of film and television. "In Conversation" is in...

Stephen Hawking
2014-01-26 04:58:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If most physicists claimed that the popular notion of black holes as event horizons from which light cannot escape is wrong, they would be almost immediately dismissed (and possibly even scoffed at). However, when Stephen Hawking makes such an assertion, the scientific community stands up and takes notice. Hawking, the well-known University of Cambridge physicist who was one of the developers of modern black hole theory, has...

Computers Keeping Our Minds Alive After We Die? Stephen Hawking Says Yes
2013-09-22 08:02:19

[ Watch the Video: Download Your Brain To A Computer After Death? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Stephen Hawking does not believe in the conventional version of the afterlife, but he does believe that technology could someday allow our minds to live on once our bodies are gone. Speaking at the UK’s Cambridge Film Festival following the premiere of a biopic of his own life, the 71-year-old cosmologist told reporters – including Nick Collins, Science...

Stephen Hawking Right To Die
2013-09-17 13:42:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stephen Hawking, likely the world's most famous and beloved theoretical physicist, has come out in favor of assisted suicide in a recent interview with BBC News. Diagnosed with a motor neuron disease at 21 and told he had just a few years to live, Hawking has beaten the odds and will turn 71 in January. In the past, Hawking has been vague on the notion of assisted suicide, and even in the recent BBC interview made sure to point out...

Stephen Hawking Touches On God And Dark Matter At Caltech Speech
2013-04-18 11:09:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although he probably never expected a career in physics would warrant it, Stephen Hawking received a ℠rock star´ reception to his speaking engagement at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California on Tuesday. The 71-year-old scientist covered a wide range of topics during his speech, from the past and future of astrophysics to the existence of God. “It has been a glorious time to be alive and doing...

Intel Aims To Upgrade Stephen Hawking’s Communication Gadgets
2013-01-22 15:13:27

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For years now, the paralytic conqueror of the cosmos Stephen Hawking has relied on technological gadgetry to serve as the interface between his magnificent mind and the outside world. While a Lou Gehrig-like degenerative disease has slowly eroded his ability to control his own movements for the last five decades, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and pop-science icon has, in a sense, been fortunate. Had he been born a...

iBrain Could Soon Help Stephen Hawking Communicate
2012-07-08 08:54:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An American scientist currently developing a device that would allow Professor Stephen Hawking to "write" words with his brain waves is scheduled to present his latest findings at a consciousness conference in the UK city of Cambridge, BBC News and Asian News International reported on Saturday. As previously reported by our own Lee Rannals, the device in question is known as the iBrain and is essentially a brain scanner which...

iBrain Being Developed For Stephen Hawking
2012-06-25 12:30:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Scientists are working on a project to "hack" into the brain of the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking is working with scientists at Stanford University to develop the iBrain, which is a tool that could be used to pick up brain waves and communicate with them through a computer. The famous physicist has motor neuron disease and lost the ability to be able to speak nearly 30 years ago. Hawking currently uses a computer to communicate with...

iBrain Reads Thoughts Of Stephen Hawking To Help Him Speak
2012-04-05 06:41:09

Researchers working to help renowned physicist Stephen Hawking communicate more effectively are using an experimental device dubbed the iBrain, which can read his mind. The gadget resembles a black headband, and is designed to help Hawking, who has long suffered with Lou Gehrig´s disease, communicate by merely thinking. The research is being led by Philip Low, a 32-year-old neuroscientist and CEO of NeuroVigil, who hopes the new device will help the 70-year-old physicist to...