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Plugging the hole in Hawking's black hole theory

(Phys.org) —Recently physicists have been poking holes again in Stephen Hawking's black hole theory – including Hawking himself. For decades physicists across the globe have been trying to figure out ...

Mar 24, 2014
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Fine-tuning Stephen Hawking's theory of mass

(Phys.org) —If you want to know your body's mass, you hop on a scale and watch the needle swing. But if you want to know the mass of a region out in space, there's no cosmic equivalent—the best you can ...

Mar 18, 2014
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Silence in the sky—but why?

(Phys.org) —Scientists as eminent as Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan have long believed that humans will one day colonise the universe. But how easy would it be, why would we want to, and why haven't we ...

Aug 26, 2013
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Physicist Stephen Hawking visits LA stem cell lab

Stephen Hawking toured a stem cell laboratory Tuesday where scientists are studying ways to slow the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease, a neurological disorder that has left the British cosmologist almost ...

Apr 10, 2013
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Hawking launches supercomputer

(Phys.org) -- Professor Stephen Hawking has launched the most powerful shared-memory supercomputer in Europe.  Professor Hawking anticipates that the COSMOS supercomputer, manufactured by SGI and the ...

Jul 23, 2012
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