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Einstein And Hawking Are Not Reality Stars
2012-11-07 15:35:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study out of the UK suggests that maybe parents should educate their children a little more about facts, and a little less about reality stars and fictional characters. According to the new study, a third of primary school children in the UK believe that Albert Einstein is a reality television star. The UK school children polled in the study believe that they had seen Einstein on shows like The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent....

Alien Life May Be Found Within 40 Years Claims Royal Astronomer To The Queen
2012-09-07 10:07:07

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Finding alien life beyond our solar system would be the most profound discovery in all of humanity, and a royal astronomer for the Queen of England believes it could happen within the next 40 years. Former Royal Society president, Lord Martin Rees, speaking at the launch of Professor Stephen Hawking´s new series ℠Grand Design,´ said evidence of whether alien life exists elsewhere in the universe could be answered...

Top Physicists Come To Jerusalem To Mark 40 Years Since Jacob Bekenstein’s Famous Essay On The Entropy Of Black Holes
2012-09-04 09:53:43

Speakers include Nobel laureate and winner of new $3 million physics prize As the scientific community marks 40 years since the publication of Prof. Jacob Bekenstein's famous paper on black hole entropy, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem´s Institute for Advanced Studies is celebrating the occasion by hosting an international conference featuring the world´s top theoretical physicists. The Sep. 3-7 conference, Forty Years of Black Hole Thermodynamics, is presented in cooperation...

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...

Hunt For The Higgs: A Bet, A Glitch, And A Gateway
2012-07-05 15:29:04

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online About ten years ago British physicist Stephen Hawking was at a conference in South Korea when he made a small wager with University of Michigan physicist Gordon Kane that the long-theorized Higgs boson particle did not exist, a bet that Kane honored four years later, by sending the world renown physicist a check for $100, acknowledging that there was no Higgs. And then, just a few years later, in 2008, when the...

Math-Heavy Research Less Appealing To Science Community
2012-06-27 05:57:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com A study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences claims that scientists get a little picky when it comes to math-intensive research. University of Bristol scientists looked into how mathematics can influence whether the science community chooses to reference a particular research paper or not. Many scientists have worried about how mathematics will affect the impact of their work, including theoretical physicist Stephen...

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...


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