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November 05, 2014

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4:15 PM | A Brief History Of Stephen Hawking
Galactic Hero David Montgomery/Getty Images Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest scientists ever--comparable to Darwin, Einstein, and Newton. Yet few people know the story of his life. In a new biopic, The Theory of Everything, Oscar-winning director James Marsh examines the challenges Hawking endured as he transformed the field of cosmology while fighting a degenerative motor neuron disease. Ahead of the November 7 premiere, we looked back at Hawking's greatest achievements […]

October 27, 2014

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2:00 PM | The Co-Robots In 'Interstellar' Are Gorgeous--And Silly
When humans finally set foot on an alien world, they’ll be joined by robots. That’s not a bold prediction. It’s a statement of the obvious. Machines have already beat us to Mars and proven their worth as tireless scouts, surveyors, and sample collectors. A manned expedition will no doubt include at least one bot, if not a whole fleet of them. What’s less obvious, though, is the form these robots will take. Some might take familiar shapes, like wheeled or tracked […]
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