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Chances of cataclysmic events which could affect survival of humanity soaring, warns Stephen Hawking

Chances of cataclysmic events which could affect survival of humanity soaring

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking said the chances of cataclysmic events which may have a bad impact on the survival of humanity are high and it's humans who are to be blamed for such a scenario.

While recording the annual BBC Reith lectures, the famous physicist claimed that the occurrence of the disaster in planet Earth in the coming 1,000 to 10,000 years is almost certain.

However, he also insisted that humanity will probably survive, because by the time the disaster will strike, humans shall have made colonies on other worlds.

Prof. Hawking said that, however, humans aren't going to establish self-sustaining colonies in space for at least the coming century, thus the natives of Earth have to stay very alert during this period.

Physicist Stephen Hawking Believes He Has Solved Mystery of Black Holes

Physicist Stephen Hawking Believes He Has Solved Mystery of Black Holes

It has been almost 40 years since famous physicist Stephen Hawking claimed that the universe is inherently unpredictable. Recently at a conference Hawing took the stage and announced that he has himself resolved all the contradictions about black holes.

This was not for the first time when Hawking announced that he had solved his own paradox. There have been several such announcements that in the end did not convince.

His paper that created the paradox shaking the physics community was submitted for publication in August 25th, 1975, but it took a year to be published due to its controversial nature.

Black Holes could lead to other universes, says Stephen Hawking

Black Holes could lead to other universes, says Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking has proposed a new theory with regard to black holes at a conference in Stockholm. As per Hawking, space travelers can escape from black holes, but would not be able to return to their own universe and will escape somewhere else.

Hawking said at the conference held at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology that black holes might not be as black as they have been thought to be. Also, black holes could be a way to get through to an alternative universe.

Through this idea, Hawking has addressed a 40-year-old cosmological mystery called the Black Hole Information Paradox. The basis for the paradox is the conflict between quantum mechanics and the theory of general relativity.

Stephen Hawking says Black holes have a way out

Stephen Hawking says Black holes have a way out

Scientists used to believe that once something gets into the black hole there is no looking back, it's gone but then Stephen Hawking doesn't think this is it. During a lecture at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the physicist said it is not for sure that a thing disappeared into black holes represent permanent disappearance.

Generally all think that black holes are those massive areas that have such immense gravitational suction that once gone nothing can come out from them.

Hawking's deep down in his heart have a belief that there are chances that information that looks like gone, disappeared into a black hole may still have a life. He doesn't believe in permanent disappearance in black hole thing.

Mixed Opinions on development of Autonomous Weapons

Mixed Opinions on development of Autonomous Weapons

Many prominent personalities including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak have raised concerns about the implications of artificial intelligence. They are also signing a letter that demands a universal ban on autonomous weapons.

In May, a high-level confab was organized at the UN to assess ‘technological developments, the ethical and sociological questions that arise from the development and deployment of autonomous weapons, as well as the adequacy and legal challenges to international law and the possible impact on military operations’.

Even, advocacy groups have been raising concerns on the matter. Experts said that robots are not common on battlefield, but it can also not be denied that they are more common than the scenario seen just a decade ago.

Open Letter Requests to Ban Development and Use of Autonomous Weapons

Open Letter Requests to Ban Development and Use of Autonomous Weapons

An open letter has been signed by more than a thousand artificial intelligence researchers in which they have requested the United Nations to stop the development and use of autonomous weapons. The letter has been presented at the 2015 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this week.

Personalities that have signed the letter include Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, physicist Stephen Hawking, Google director of research Peter Norvig and Microsoft managing director Eric Horvitz among others.

Time to find answer to Search for Life beyond Earth

Time to find answer to Search for Life beyond Earth

Professor Stephen Hawking is backing a project being funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner. The project named Breakthrough Listen will find out signs for advanced civilizations on other worlds with the help of radio signals.

For the research, quite advanced and powerful radio telescopes will be used. The data will be analyzed with the help of supercomputing power. Peter Worden (former NASA Ames Research Center director) will be heading the project.

He along with his team will collect signs and signals; assess the data for signs of patterns endemic of intelligence. People have been asked to volunteer to help in the project. It is said that every telescope will be creating good amount of data.

Researchers Announce $100 Million Effort to Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Researchers Announce $100 Million Effort to Search for Extraterrestrial Intellig

Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner, a Russian entrepreneur has recently announced a $100 million effort to search for the extraterrestrial intelligence. The effort called 'Breakthrough Listen', which will collect bulks of data will be open to public.

Professor Schmidt said in a statement that the discovery of an alien life on an extrasolar planet can change how humanity sees itself in the vast universe. Humans so far might have not yet encountered life outside of our planet, but many scientists calls it inevitability.

Researchers to Start an Extensive Search for Proof of Extraterrestrial Life

Researchers to Start an Extensive Search for Proof of Extraterrestrial Life

Veteran physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tech entrepreneur Yuri Milner jointly will be working on a $100 million initiative to start an extensive search for proof of extraterrestrial life.

The 10-year-long effort will be using two of the world's most advanced telescopes i.e. the 100 meter (328 foot) Green Bank telescope in West Virginia, and the 64 meter (209 foot) Parkes telescope in New South Wales, Australia.

As per experts, these telescopes will scan five times more of the radio spectrum, which will enable scientists to listen for signals coming from millions of stars near Earth, one hundred times more quickly than has ever been done before.

Breakthrough Listen makes initiative to search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Breakthrough Listen makes initiative to search for extraterrestrial intelligence

One more time, search for extraterrestrial intelligence has come into limelight. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner will be funding US$100 million in the project called Breakthrough Listen to search for signals from aliens. The project will continue for 10 years.

It is not a new idea that humans are not alone in the universe. A number of researches have also been done. Now, this new project is going to start for which UC Berkeley will join hands with the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, the Australia Telescope National Facility and the University of California's Lick Observatory.

Hunt on to find evidence for alien life, Yuri Milner promises $US100 million for mission

Hunt on to find evidence for alien life, Yuri Milner promises $US100 million for

In 1584, Dominican priest Giordano Bruno had said that nature of all planetary worlds was similar to earth as they all had very high odds of having animals and inhabitants. The Catholic Church seized the fate of Bruno after a seven-year trial; he was declared a heretic and killed on February 17, 1600.

His hypothesis was published after 400 years and NASA also managed to gather funds in 1984 to go ahead with the mission of searching for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) by sending radio signals up to 1,000 light-years away and wait for the response they might get from aliens.

New $100 Million Initiative aims to search for Alien Life

New $100 Million Initiative aims to search for Alien Life

At a news conference on Monday, Stephen Hawking said he is supporting a project to search for extraterrestrial life. The initiative worth $100 million is funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner.

Hawking said this project is different, as it involves wide range of resources and they will also be having access to world's most powerful telescopes. With the help of them questions might get answers.

Hawking affirmed, "Mankind has a deep need to explore, to learn to know. We also happen to be sociable creatures. It is important to us to know if we are alone in the dark".

Artificial Intelligence Would Overtake Human Intelligence in Next 100 Years, warns Stephen Hawking

Artificial Intelligence Would Overtake Human Intelligence in Next 100 Years

Famous British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author Stephen William Hawking warned that artificially intelligent machines could pose a genuine threat to the human race within next 100 years.

Speaking at the Zeitgeist event in London the physicist warned that machines would predictably overtake human intelligence.

He said when computers will overtake humans it would be necessary to make sure that the computers have goals aligned with ours.

He said human future is a race between the growing power of technology and the wisdom with which we use it.

Prof. Hawking has previously warned about the dangers that could be caused due to artificial intelligence.

Stephen Hawking Applies To Trademark His Name

Stephen Hawking Applies To Trademark His Name

Professor Stephen Hawking, the world-famous English physicist, has applied to trademark his name at the Intellectual Property Office.

Also, Physicist Brian Cox, professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, has applied for the trademark of his name.

A spokesman for the University of Cambridge in an interview with the Sunday Times said that the application sent by Prof. Hawking is a personal matter for professor.

He further said that it is not a university issue, but he has taken some measures to protect his name and the success it has brought to him.

Stephen Hawking says aggression is human race's biggest failing

Stephen Hawking

London, Feb 20 - Stephen Hawking has said that aggression may have had survival advantage in caveman days, but now it threatens to destroy everyone.

The British scientist spoke at the Science Museum while giving a tour to Californian Adaeze Uyanwah saying that the human failing he would most like to correct is aggression , the Independent reported.

The 73-year-old astrophysicist feels that the human quality that would most like to magnify was empathy as it brings everyone together in a peaceful loving state.

Professor Hawking was most recently the subject of the film, 'The Theory of Everything', in which he is played by Eddie Redmayne. (ANI)

Stephen Hawking believes aggression threatens to destroy everyone

Stephen Hawking believes aggression threatens to destroy everyone

London, Feb 20 - Stephen Hawking has said that aggression may have had survival advantage in caveman days, but now it threatens to destroy everyone.

The British scientist spoke at the Science Museum while giving a tour to Californian Adaeze Uyanwah saying that the human failing he would most like to correct is aggression, the Independent reported.

The 73-year-old astrophysicist feels that the human quality that would most like to magnify was empathy as it brings everyone together in a peaceful loving state.

Professor Hawking was most recently the subject of the film, 'The Theory of Everything', in which he is played by Eddie Redmayne. (ANI)

Stephen Hawkins warns calling aliens may lead to catastrophe on Earth

Stephen Hawkins warns calling aliens may lead to catastrophe on Earth

London, Feb 9 - Stephen Hawkins has warned the scientists against the idea of calling the aliens and letting them know that we were here.

Scientists have been exploring ways of beaming messages from Earth to aliens in the hope of the ultimate callback are even considering Wikipedia to help them understand human life, but the renowned physicist has disapproved the move, saying that it could lead to catastrophe, the Daily Star reported.

Hawking said that "If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans."

The idea, which is the brainchild of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute in California, involves powerful radio telescopes which will send the data to nearby stars and planets.

Stephen Hawking would like to play Bond villian

Los Angeles - Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, the subject of the highly-acclaimed biopic 'The Theory of Everything', has revealed that he would not be averse to appearing on the big screen himself.

"My ideal role would be a baddie in James Bond. I think the wheelchair and the computer voice would fit the part," he said.

Rumours suggest he would be battling Christoph Waltz for the main antagonist role in the next 007, but the thought of Hawking on screens is not quite so far-fetched, with him having famously appeared in episodes of 'Star Trek' and 'The Simpsons'.

'Atheist' Stephen Hawking believes 'science more convincing' than god

Stephen-HawkingWashington, Sept 27 - Stephen Hawking has said it out and loud confirming that he's an atheist.

According to the Huffington Post, during the Starmus Festival in the Canary Islands, the 72-year-old renowned physicist said that it was "natural" to believe in God before people understood science, but at present, science provided "more convincing explanation" for the facts of the universe.

Clarifying a passage in his 1988 book A Brief History of Time, he said that what he meant by "we would know the mind of God" was that people would know "everything that God knew if there was a God, but there was no god," adding that he was an atheist. (ANI)

Stephen Hawking says heaven is a fairy tale

Stephen Hawking says heaven is a fairy taleStephen Hawking has caused a controversy and backlash after he said that there is no heaven and it a myth.

Hawking is a theoretical physicist whose body is paralyzed by motor neurone disease. He says that humans are like a computer that will stop working when its components fail. “There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark,” he said while speaking to a media company.




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