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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...

2013-07-20 23:02:12

Fans of TV’s #1 Comedy Get a Behind-the-Scenes Course In the Science of Making People Laugh San Diego and Burbank, Calif. (PRWEB) July 20, 2013 Twitter Pitch: Johnny Galecki, @MelissaRauch & Stephen Hawking? http://bit.ly/15OeDHP It must be @BigBang_CBS at @Comic_Con 2013! #WBSDCC #bigbangtheory It was one Bazinga! after another at the Friday, July 19, 2013, panel for The Big Bang Theory at Comic-Con: International San Diego. For the first time ever, fans were invited into a virtual...

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...

Black Holes: Getting Around The Firewall Paradox
2013-03-07 04:37:54

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Black holes are incredibly difficult objects to understand, partially because their very existence seemingly challenges the physical laws of the Universe. Because of their extreme nature, various peculiarities arise that give scientists pause. One such case was proposed by Stephen Hawking, the famed cosmologist, back in the 1970s. He noted that because of the extreme gravity that exists within the event horizon of a...

Extinction Threat For Geniuses?
2013-02-04 04:22:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online There may never be another scientific genius on the level of Einstein, Newton, Darwin or Copernicus, one prominent US psychology professor claims in a recently published article. In that paper, which was published by the journal Nature, Dean Keith Simonton of the University of California-Davis (UC Davis) wrote that individuals who possess what he refers to as the ultimate level of scientific creativity could be an extinct species,...

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...

StephenHawkingQuotes_011813
2013-01-18 14:45:24

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Over the years, the British cosmologist and theoretical physicist extraordinaire Stephen Hawking has become as well known for his ability to translate mind-boggling research about the universe into language that´s accessible to the layman as he is for his groundbreaking theoretical work in gravitational singularities and black hole radiation. This month, Cambridge´s wheelchair-bound conqueror of the cosmos turns 71....

Stephen Hawking Among Those Calling For Pardon Of Alan Turing
2012-12-15 06:49:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Professor Stephen Hawking is among those calling upon British Prime Minister David Cameron to pardon Alan Turing, the mathematician and computer scientist who was instrumental in the breaking of the Enigma code during World War II but was later found guilty of violating laws banning homosexuality. Hawking, Astronomer Royal Lord Rees, Royal Society President Sir Paul Nurse, and eight other prominent figures signed a letter sent to...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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