"Ice Ice Baby" as covered by the "Stephen Hawking voice"

Using vintage equipment, including the DECTalk Express (the machine that physicist Stephen Hawking once used to synthesize his speech), Youtuber bd594 creates an old school remix of Vanilla Ice's 1990 hit "Ice Ice Baby." Yo, VIP, let's kick it!

Devices Used: Stephen Hawking's vocals - DECTalk Express (Paul) Backup vocals - DECTalk Express (Harry) DECTalk TTY Controller - MiniComm II Bass - Yamaha CX-5M Computer Synth Bass - 3.5" Floppy / CDRom head mechanism. Drums - Hard Drive Heads Cymbals - Hard Drive Platters Hand Claps - High voltage DC automotive spark coil

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'There is no God': Stephen Hawking's final book has 'Brief Answers to the Big Questions'

Stephen Hawking's final book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, was released posthumously Tuesday by his children. Read the rest

Stephen Hawking's final words to the internet: robots aren't the problem, capitalism is

The last message Stephen Hawking posted to a public internet forum was an answer to a question in a Reddit AMA, querying how humanity will weather an age of technological unemployment. Read the rest

Stephen Hawking playing poker with Newton, Einstein and Data

"Wrong again, Albert"

Previously: Stephen Hawking has died. The famed physicist was 76. Read the rest

Stephen Hawking has died. The famed physicist was 76.

“It just seemed that cosmology was more exciting, because it really did seem to involve the big question: Where did the universe come from?” — Stephen Hawking, 8 January 1942 - 14 March 2018

British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. He was known for his groundbreaking work with black holes and relativity. Read the rest

'People who boast about their I.Q. are losers' —Stephen Hawking

He wasn't talking about the current President of the United States, but it sure fits today. Read the rest

Stephen Hawking on the ways humanity could destroy itself

A top list with a difference comes courtesy of physicist Stephen Hawking, who has helpfully enumerated some of the more likely ways humankind might wipe itself from existence. Read the rest

Stephen Hawking cancels appearances because of “ill health”

Cambridge University today said that Stephen Hawking is cancelling several public appearances because of ill health. Read the rest

Physicist dance bombs Stephen Hawking

So, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show they have a thing called a "Dance Dare". The basic idea: Sneak up around somebody when they aren't looking and boogie down, just outside their peripheral vision. If you're caught, stop dancing. Play casual. Wander away.

Which brings us to this video.

Krister Shalm is a postdoc in the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is also a swing dancer.

A couple of weeks ago, Stephen Hawking visited the University of Waterloo and Krister took the opportunity to do a Dance Dare on the esteemed physicist. The other Ellen Dance Dares are sort of club dance-y in nature, but Krister opted for a little jazz jig more fitting his personal skill set. Read the rest