Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off

World / Offbeat May 13, 2018

Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off

Stephen Hawking's family have invited time travelers to his memorial service, seeking to tackle one of the curiosities that eluded the British physicist during his extraordinary life. The world's most recognizable scientist died in March at age 76 after a lifetime spent probing the origins ...

Physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

World / Science & Health Mar 14, 2018

Physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Stephen Hawking, Britain's most famous scientist, who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the universe, has died at age 76. His children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said in a statement carried by Britain's Press Association news agency on Wednesday: "We are deeply saddened ...

Chilean 'anti-poet' and physicist Nicanor Parra dies at 103

World Jan 24, 2018

Chilean 'anti-poet' and physicist Nicanor Parra dies at 103

Nicanor Parra, a Chilean physicist, mathematician and self-described "anti-poet" whose eccentric writings won him a leading place in Latin American literature, died Tuesday. He was 103. His death was confirmed by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who expressed her condolences. Her government ordered national flags to ...

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Aug 10, 2017

Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday. China launched the world's first quantum satellite last August, to help establish "hack-proof" communications, a development ...

Quantum computing, the machines of tomorrow

Business / Tech Jun 16, 2017

Quantum computing, the machines of tomorrow

by Jon Asmundsson

It is a sunny Tuesday morning in late March at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center. The corridor from the reception area follows the long, curving glass curtain-wall that looks out over the visitors' parking lot to leafless trees covering a distant hill in ...