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How a Nearly Forgotten (RIP) Physicist Shaped Your Internet Access

MIT announced that Fernando Corbato, a pioneer in computer security, has passed away aged 93. Corbato’s death, though it is sad news, provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of his work, and specifically on one of his revolutionary ideas: the password. Here’s how a nearly forgotten (RIP) physicist shaped your internet access. Paving …

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Stephen Hawking Dies at 76, Social Media Pays Tribute to World-Renowned Physicist

Wikimedia Commons Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. The renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist passed away early Wednesday morning at his home in Cambridge, according to a family spokesperson. “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” his children Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement. “He was …

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