2016 is expected to be the hottest year ever recorded. Climate scientists warn that polar sea ice is melting at alarming levels. CBS NEWS science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, appears on CBSN to explain what’s happening with the weather from a global perspective and to describe the factors that converted him from a skeptic into a concerned believer in the climate change crisis. WATCH NOW!
Dr. Michio Kaku returns to CNN International to discuss President Barack Obama‘s CNN op-ed in which Mr. Obama affirmed America’s commitment to "send humans to Mars by the 2030’s with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time."
Achieving this, he added, will "require continued cooperation between government and private innovators." Now in the final months of his eight-year presidency, Obama looks to set in motion plans, which could pan out to be a key part of his legacy. Dr. Kaku offers his assessment on the progress scientists are making in pursuit of Mission Mars. WATCH NOW!
The robot revolution is coming! So warns a recent prediction that, by 2021, 6% of U.S. workers will see their jobs replaced by robotic automation. Dr. Michio Kaku joins Kennedy on FOX Business to assess the threat — robots in the workplace and advancements in artificial intelligence. And if you still don’t fear for the imminent demise of humankind, how about a giant asteroid headed our way? WATCH NOW!
CBS NEWS science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, joined an all-star panel on CBSN yesterday to discuss the alarming rate of earthquakes rocking the state of Oklahoma. He warned that, if the trend continues as expected, "Oklahoma could go down as the earthquake capital of America." All signs point to the waste water injection activity in the region and especially the escalated volume of waste water involved in the controversial but longstanding practice. Each panelist agreed on the likelihood that the rise in seismic activity is all but certainly man-made. Dr. Kaku warns "When you hamper with Mother Nature, sometimes Mother Nature fights back." WATCH NOW!
With more than a million individual solar panel installations in the United States, the sector is projected to nearly double in size by the end of 2016. Despite encouraging momentum, renewable energy still accounts for only 10 percent of the nation’s power usage. CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to discuss key initiatives around the world that are leading the way to new and better energy sources along with the promise of developments here at home that will lead to greater sustainability and energy independence. WATCH NOW!
Join Dr. Michio Kaku and hosts at CBSN, the "Always On" online news network from CBS NEWS, for a lively discussion of Proxima b — a newly discovered Earth-like planet also dubbed as Earth 2.0. What promise does Earth 2.0 hold for life back here on Earth 1.0? Dr. Kaku calls it "A New Chapter in Astronomy." WATCH NOW!
Does planet Earth have a twin out there somewhere? This week, Dr. Michio Kaku visited with Kennedy on FOX Business to talk about exoplanets and new discoveries advancing the startling prospect (and growing probability) that intelligent life all but certainly exists beyond Earth. In the vastness of the cosmos, Dr. Kaku asserts, it is increasingly clear that "we are NOT alone." WATCH NOW!
The Edge is a bold series by CNBC that explores the limitless potential of innovation. Theoretical physicist and futurist, Dr. Michio Kaku, hosts a special edition of The Edge, based on his #1 bestselling book, The Future of the Mind, aptly called ‘The Edge: The Future of the Mind’.
Debuting internationally, the special series has since been released for U.S. broadcast. All episodes featuring Dr. Kaku are also available online at CNBC‘s website to watch on-demand. WATCH NOW!
Projected revenues from virtual reality and augmented reality are expected to reach $120 billion by the year 2020. What will the future of this advanced technology look like? How will it change the way we live, work, and communicate? CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to explore this new frontier and to see why Kaku says VR is the "next big thing." WATCH NOW!
Japan, Ecuador, and the entire west coast of the United States all reside on the same tectonic "Ring of Fire". Both Japan and Ecuador just endured three deadly rapid-succession earthquakes. Is the U.S. next? Understanding how these quake sites are connected offers us a better grasp at predicting future seismic surges. CBS NEWS science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, appeared live on CBSN to talk about these recent seismic events and what we need to be thinking about as this activity inevitably continues, potentially closer to home. WATCH NOW!
This week, renowned cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, announced Breakthrough Starshot — a hundred-million dollar research and engineering effort funded by Russian scientist and billionaire entrepreneur, Yuri Milner, and Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The aim, according to Milner, is to develop "high speed light-driven nano crafts and to lay the foundations for an eventual voyage to Alpha Centauri.”
Dr. Michio Kaku visited with Kennedy on FOX Business for a fun awe-inspiring discussion of Starshot‘s daring plans to make swarms of tiny spacefaring starships that will explore the cosmos at speeds approaching a thousand times faster than today’s fastest spacecraft. WATCH NOW!
A new government report shows that seismic activity in parts of the country’s midsection are now as dangerous as in California and Alaska. For the first time ever, government scientists are including man-made quakes on their official earthquake hazard map. Just hours following the release of the report, residents of Crescent, Oklahoma were rattled by a 4.2-magnitude earthquake, perpetuating concerns and raising questions.
CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku — also a physics professor at the City University of New York — joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to explain the cause and dangers of these man-made disasters along with solutions for reducing the threat. WATCH NOW!
Over 260 people have reportedly died so far, mostly in Pakistan, because of a magnitude-7.5 earthquake that hit the north-eastern region of Afghanistan. The most severely affected areas are also the most remote, making the communications and recovery effort particularly difficult. Meanwhile, the death toll continues to escalate.
BBC World News America, reporting on the tragic events, invited Dr. Michio Kaku to join their broadcast via satellite to discuss the science underlying this seismic activity and its significance around the globe. WATCH NOW!
This week NASA announced that it has discovered a source of free-flowing water on the surface of the planet Mars, a breakthrough finding that could forever change how human beings view our celestial neighbor. Famed physicist/futurist and CBS News science contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku told ‘CBS This Morning’ that, with this, NASA may have “hit the jackpot.”
Public fascination with Mars has increased ever since NASA launched its unmanned rover Curiosity, which continually sends back images of the Martian landscape. Once thought to be too hostile to support life, the discovery of liquid water alters our understanding not only of the origins of the red planet but in the future potential for an eventual human presence on Mars. “It changes everything,” said Kaku, “It means that this liquid water can be used for, perhaps, irrigation, drinking water, and even rocket fuel.” WATCH NOW!
Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. In a series of four special featurettes released by 20th Century FOX, legendary physicist Dr. Michio Kaku tells us why there’s more to the science of Fantastic Four than you may expect. The videos feature a healthy amount of new Fantastic Four footage that should whet your appetite for the movie, which hits theaters on August 7th. The first is entitled ‘Alternate Dimensions.’ WATCH NOW!