Hawking bringing us breaking news from 100 years ago...

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Hawking bringing us breaking news from 100 years ago...

Post by bipedalhumanoid » Tue May 04, 2010 4:16 pm

Hawking has started an awesome new series on Discovery called "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking". Not sure if it's showing here yet, but you can catch the first two episodes on You Tube.

You may have heard the media reports after the first episode was aired, 'Hawking says aliens probably exist'.
Irish Independent
MSNBC
Telegraph

Times Online

Many scientists, Hawking included, have been saying this for quite some time (Sagan anybody?). Hawking added that we shouldn't be trying to contact them because they could be hostile. Again, nothing new, he has said it before.

Episode 1 Part 1
Episode 1 Part 2
Episode 1 Part 3
Episode 1 Part 4
Episode 1 Part 5

Now that episode two has aired, he's made headlines again! 'Hawking says time travel is possible'. *Face Palm*.

Daily Mail

CNET
news.com.au

Didn't Einstein say something like that 105 years ago?

See: Special Relativity

Episode 2 Part 1
Episode 2 Part 2
Episode 2 Part 3
Episode 2 Part 4
Episode 2 Part 5

Anyway, enjoy.
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Re: Hawking bringing us breaking news from 100 years ago...

Post by funkyderek » Tue May 04, 2010 9:11 pm

bipedalhumanoid wrote:Didn't Einstein say something like that 105 years ago?
Yes, but only because Hawking went back in time and told him!
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Re: Hawking bringing us breaking news from 100 years ago...

Post by bipedalhumanoid » Mon May 17, 2010 9:49 am

That episode was on Discovery here last night. Looking forward to the next one.
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Re: Hawking bringing us breaking news from 100 years ago...

Post by Hemingway » Mon May 17, 2010 1:57 pm

Excellent programme. Thanks for the links.
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