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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...

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 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...

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...

Hawking Unable To Attend 70th Birthday Celebration
2012-01-09 05:25:51

A special conference held to honor Stephen Hawking's 70th birthday went on without the guest of honor Sunday, as the professor and physicist was forced to cancel his appearance after being hospitalized for an unidentified infection last week. According to the Associated Press (AP), University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor Leszek Borysiewicz told those in attendance, "Unfortunately, his recovery has not been fast enough for him to be able to be here“¦ If you're listening...

Physics Luminary Hawking Searching For An Assistant
2011-12-29 14:31:11

One of the 21st century´s most brilliant public figures Stephen Hawking has recently placed an advertisement on his website for a personal assistant at a starting salary of around $40,000. The 69-year old professor at Cambridge University says he is not looking for a fellow physicist, just someone with technical savvy to help him with diverse tasks. Professor Hawking, whose work in theoretical physics, cosmology, and quantum gravity have established him as one of the century´s...


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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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