Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
- Stephen Hawking, the world-famous theoretical physicist, has died at the age of 76.
- Scientists and famous figures around the world are paying tribute to Hawking.
- Hawking transformed our understanding of black holes by combining the two pillars of 20th century physics, general relativity and quantum mechanics.
- He predicted that black holes should radiate a stream of photons, defying long-held beliefs that nothing, not even light, could escape their clutches.
- This prediction, dubbed Hawking radiation, is probably his most influential work, but Hawking spent his life probing many deep questions about the nature of space, time and the origins of the universe.
- As a pop-culture icon, he brought physics to the masses and inspired a generation of physicists, most famously with his book A Brief History of Time.
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- Legendary Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.
- He became well known to the public with the best selling book “A Brief History of Time”.
- Hawking had a rare early-onset, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that gradually paralyzed him over the decades.
- At the release party for the home video version of the A Brief History of Time, Leonard Nimoy, who had played Spock on Star Trek, learned that Hawking was interested in appearing on the show.
- Nimoy made the necessary contact, and Hawking played a holographic simulation of himself in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1993.
- Hawking also guest-starred in Futurama and The Big Bang Theory.
- Hawking allowed the use of his copyrighted voice in the biographical 2014 film The Theory of Everything, in which he was portrayed by Eddie Redmayne in an Academy Award-winning role.
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- For the most part, we're expecting this year to be about refining current features as opposed to adding new ones, but it wouldn't be an Apple event without a few surprises.
- Back in April 2017, Apple executives mentioned to tech sites, including TechCrunch, that it was working on a new updated version of its modular Mac Pro desktop computer, which was originally released in 2013.
- This year, Apple is rumored to update its iPad Pro lineup with an iPhone X-style design with narrower bezels, and even the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera that's used for FaceID and Animoji, according to a report from analyst Jun Zhang of Rosenblatt Securities obtained by Macworld.
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