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2014-04-04 23:02:41

Sir Roger Penrose, universally recognized mathematician, cosmologist, and physicist, will give a public lecture at the University of San Francisco (USF) on Monday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in USF’s Presentation Theater. This event is free and open to the public. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Sir Roger Penrose, universally recognized mathematician, cosmologist, and physicist, will give a public lecture at the University of San Francisco (USF) on Monday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in USF’s...

2014-03-08 23:02:34

“Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe”, a fun and educational mobile application was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, AppWatch, that takes a look at the latest and coolest mobile applications and services on the iOS, Android, and Windows market. Andrew Tropeano, the host of AppWatch, conducted the app review and shared with viewers how it explains some of the basic theories of our universe. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 “Stephen Hawking’s...

Science Fiction No Match For Reality: Lawrence Krauss
2014-02-16 04:54:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Science fiction borrows from, and sometimes anticipates, the state of the art in scientific progress. This can be seen from warp drives to hyperspace, and has resulted in the perception that science and science fiction have a causal relationship. People assume that science finds direction from and fulfills the science fantasy laid out before it. According to Lawrence Krauss, a Foundation professor in the School of Space and Earth...

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...

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...

Black Holes Unlikely To Help Explain Dark Matter
2014-01-21 04:38:37

[ Watch the Video: Dark Matter Not Linked To Primordial Black Holes ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Dark matter, the mysterious substance that comprises more than 85 percent of the universe, is unlikely to be made of primordial black holes due to the existence of neutron stars, astrophysicists from the University of Lisbon in Portugal and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) claim in a new study. The theory, originally proposed by Stephen...

Recipe For Universe Heat Stir
2013-12-11 11:09:12

John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For several decades now the leading model for the origin and evolution of the known Universe is a concept known as the Big Bang. Nearly 15 billion years ago, quantum fluctuations of the infinite vacuum of space-time caused the emergence of a rapidly expanding Universe, ultimately filled with matter and radiation. But what initially caused the fluctuation? According to quantum mechanics, it is a natural result of the...

Hawking Speaks About God Particle Discovery
2013-11-13 05:17:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While many scientists hail the discovery of the Higgs boson as one of the preeminent finds of our time, one of the top thinkers of our era said that he was disappointed by the Nobel Prize-winning research – and admitted that he lost a $100 bet as a result of it. The man behind those comments is none other than theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and best-selling author Stephen Hawking, who according to Guardian Science...

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...