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KAKU ON FOX BUSINESS: PICK YOUR POISON

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Dr. Michio Kaku sits down with Stuart Varney on FOX Business for a rapid-fire discussion of the science behind a number of life-threatening developments happening right now that could really ruin your day. Pick your poison: Will it be death by over-speeding train? How about a mysterious and systematic breakdown in the food chain? Why not cut to the quick with a mile-wide asteroid on a collision course for Earth? All are covered in a lively session you really should see. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON SCIENCE OF NEPAL AFTERSHOCK

Click to Visit MSNBCWhat’s the difference between an earthquake and an aftershock? For the people of Nepal, grappling with a 7.3-magintude aftershock of the quake that rocked the region just weeks ago, it hardly matters… or does it?

Dr. Michio Kaku returns to MSNBC appearing on ‘NOW with Alex Wagner‘ to discuss the science of earthquakes, aftershocks, and the relative predictability of major seismic events like the Nepal disaster. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON TESLA POWERWALL BATTERY

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Dr. Michio Kaku returns to CNN International’s ‘Quest Means Business’ to discuss Tesla Motors‘ recent push into new frontiers for its energy storage technology and know-how; going beyond the realm of Tesla CEO, Elon Musk‘s, vision for an all-electric car and launching an off-shoot brand — Tesla Energy.

Kaku is an advocate of the venture, asserting that Musk is "onto something" with this unveiling, further affirming that an advancement in energy storage like that presented by Tesla Powerwall has the potential to be a "game changer" for solar, wind, and renewable energy initiatives. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON NEPAL EARTHQUAKE DISASTER

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Devastation from the Nepal earthquake and associated seismic activity continues to escalate along with the staggering death toll, now numbering in the thousands. Dr. Michio Kaku returns to ‘CBS This Morning’ to answer the tough questions and reveal the science behind the cataclysmic events responsible for this tragic loss of life. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON CALIFORNIA WATER CRISIS

Click to See Related Blog PostRELATED (APR 20, 2015) – The drought in California intensifies as local legislators take last resort measures. Dr. Kaku visits ‘CBS This Morning’ to explore the issues. CLICK NOW!

KAKU DROVE i-ROAD AT TED 2015

TED 2015Dr. Michio Kaku made a special appearance at the world famous 2015 TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada yesterday, as the invited guest of TOYOTA. Kaku’s visit started not at a lectern, but at the wave of a checkered flag, as he took the wheel at TOYOTA‘s I DROVE i-ROAD exhibit.

The i-ROAD is a new concept in urban mobility that combines the potential of both cars and motorbikes with next generation performance in terms of driving, size and environmental performance.

The evening culminated in a themed VIP event, presented by TOYOTA, entitled ‘HOW WE’LL LIVE IN 2100′ featuring a private talk by Dr. Kaku, accompanied by a special dinner prepared by food futurist and celebrity chef, Richard Blais. Go to Dr. Kaku’s Official Twitter for more. Ready to see Dr. Kaku take the i-ROAD for a spin? WATCH NOW!

ONE-WAY TICKET TO MARS: WOULD YOU GO?

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If you could be among the first human beings ever to step foot on planet Mars, would you go? Before you answer, there’s a major catch: the trip is strictly one-way. Still interested? Then there might be a future for you in space exploration AND reality television… Mars One, a controversial and widely criticized Netherlands-based non-profit company led by Dutch entrepreneur, Bas Lansdorp, plans to land the first humans onto Mars and establish a permanent human colony there by 2025. Bootstrapped by a crowdfunding campaign and reality TV pitch, Mars One is recruiting volunteer amateur space enthusiasts to take the plunge.

Reaction has been split, with many doubting if Lansdorp‘s mission will even launch, much less succeed. Dr. Michio Kaku, famed astrophysicist and known proponent of both private and government funded space exploration is, in this case, among the skeptics. In a recent ABC News NIGHTLINE story profiling the audacious endeavor, Kaku explains, “This has the atmosphere of a circus, where you have amateurs simply raising their hand, volunteering to be the first person on Mars. They have set impossibly unrealistic deadlines and the amount of money that you have to have to go to Mars is incredible, perhaps 50 to several hundred billion dollars. Given the fact that this will be untested technology, I would assume that the failure rate would be about 90 to 95 percent for a mission of this magnitude. In other words, it’s a tragedy waiting to happen.”

Would you take your own ‘giant leap’ against-the-odds on a no-way-back ride to the red planet? Would you leave behind all your earthly attachments to join this unproven ragtag group of true believers? Dr. Kaku encourages you to decide for yourself after you’ve seen the full story on video. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON HAWKING: AN ‘EARTH 2′ SOLUTION

Click to Visit MSNBCAt the recent BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards in London, England, cosmologist Stephen Hawking said, “The human failing I would most like to correct is ‘aggression.’ It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.” He warns that major nuclear war could be the end of civilization, possibly humankind.

As both a physicist and an optimist, Dr. Michio Kaku sees the very same scenario as motivation for ingenuity and opportunity. Specifically, using science, technology, and strides in space exploration to strengthen humanity’s presence (and its chances) to survive and even prosper beyond our earthly limits, out in space — to become, as he puts it, a “2 Planet Species.”

Dr. Kaku returns again on MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’ to discuss Hawking‘s remarks as he presents his own insights along with solutions that could be like an “insurance policy” for the human race. WATCH NOW!

MOON FOR SALE? THE NEW SPACE RACE

Click to See Related Blog PostRELATED (FEB 12, 2015) – With private sector lunar operations recently approved by the AST, a new kind of space race is now underway. Dr. Kaku appears on ‘The Ed Show’ to discuss the growing role of private industry in space exploration. CLICK NOW!

KAKU JOINS ‘CBS THIS MORNING’ TO DISCUSS UNUSUAL SURGE IN EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

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A recent unusual surge in global seismic activity has given rise to a so-called ‘Swarm of Earthquakes’ hitting concentrated regions of the continental United States by the dozen. Residents in affected areas are notably rattled as officials formulate appropriate responses. CBS News Contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku joined ‘CBS This Morning’ hosts, Charlie Rose, Gayle King, and Norah O’Donnell, on Friday to explain the science behind the mysterious seismic surge. This one ends on a laugh. WATCH NOW!

KAKU VISITS MSNBC’s ‘THE ED SHOW’

Click to Visit MSNBCScientists have identified eight distinct planetary objects beyond our own solar system, each exhibiting earth-like qualities considered essential to supporting and sustaining intelligent life. Dr. Michio Kaku recently joined Ed Schultz, host of MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’ to explore the exciting possibilities of life out in the stars beyond Earth. WATCH NOW! and stay tuned for more…

KAKU ON HYDROGEN FUTURE AT 2015 CES

KAKU OPENS HISTORIC GLOBAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM TOYOTA

international-ces-logo-200At the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Michio Kaku opened TOYOTA’s press conference, providing his take on the potential of a hydrogen society.

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Dr. Kaku is a longtime proponent of hydrogen and, in particular, hydrogen fuel cells as a key means to serve the world’s global energy needs and propel society to a more earth-friendly future.

See Dr. Kaku’s Official Twitter for more information and developments.

KAKU VISITS CNN ‘QUEST MEANS BUSINESS’

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When Richard Quest, host of CNN’s ‘Quest Means Business’ invited Dr. Michio Kaku to appear on his show to share his visions of the future, Dr. Kaku was happy to oblige. Touching on subjects that leap from the pages of his latest New York Times Bestseller, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND, Kaku and Quest explore the spectrum of breakthrough ideas and inventions on the horizon, from augmented reality to augmented physiology.

WATCH NOW! and stay tuned for another installment in January 2015.

KAKU ON THE SCIENCE OF ‘EXODUS’

EXODUS: Gods and Kings, the star-studded biblically-inspired epic film from director, Ridley Scott, opens in theaters today and it’s already making waves.

Speaking of waves, CBS invited Dr. Michio Kaku to offer his assessment, as a theoretical physicist, on the feasibility of parting the waters of the Red Sea, as Moses did in the famous bible story on which the motion picture is based. Can it be done relying only on science, without the aid of divine intervention? CBSN poses the question, "Could Moses really part the Red Sea?" WATCH NOW!

After you’ve parted the waters of EXODUS, travel through a cosmic wormhole in Dr. Kaku’s review (also on CBSN) of the hit sci-fi thriller, INTERSTELLAR.

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KAKU WRITES FOR VARIETY SPECIAL FEATURE

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VARIETYWriters On Writers Special FeatureINTERSTELLAR, the inter-dimensional sci-fi blockbuster movie from acclaimed director, Christopher Nolan, continues to wow audiences and critics alike with mind-bending sights and sounds at the forefront of science and storytelling.

Recently, the feature editors at VARIETY, the premiere Hollywood publication, respected throughout the world of show business professionals since 1905, asked Dr. Michio Kaku to contribute to their annual CONTENDERS Series in a special feature called CONTENDERS: WRITERS ON WRITERS.

Dr. Kaku shares his insights and impressions, not just as a physicist and futurist, but also as an avid moviegoer and bona fide fanatic of science fiction. The special feature is ONLINE NOW and hits print at newsstands this week.

Ready for more outer-worldly adventures?

Fly through the wormhole with this recent video post featuring Dr. Kaku on the SCIENCE OF INTERSTELLAR and a detailed paper that delves still deeper into the mighty mysterious realms of interstellar travel.

KAKU JOINS NEW JERSEY HISTORIC EVENTS

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Michio Kaku Illustration by GardnerCelebrating the 350th Anniversary of the founding of New Jersey, world-acclaimed theoretical physicist and best-selling author, Dr. Michio Kaku will speak at Liberty Science Center on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 6:30 PM EST.

Dr. Kaku’s special public appearance, speaking on the subject of Innovation, is the second installment in a three-part inaugural lecture series, entitled Presidential Speaker Series, launched by New Jersey City University (NJCU), to explore the NJ350 themes of Liberty, Innovation, and Diversity.

NJCU"What better way to celebrate New Jersey’s 350th birthday than to invite everyone to join us for three unforgettable evenings that bring to our community luminaries who share their thoughts on liberty, innovation, and diversity? – three building blocks that have defined our state from its earliest days," said Dr. Sue Henderson, NJCU president and host of the series.Liberty Science Center

Founded in 1664, New Jersey‘s rich heritage spans well beyond the establishment of the United States, as one of the nation’s original thirteen colonies. From Thomas Edison to Bruce Springsteen, New Jersey’s innovations and innovators have had an impact throughout the world.

For more information about the NJCU Presidential Speakers Series or associated NJ350 events, call 201-200-3196 or visit the NJCU website.

KAKU ON THE SCIENCE OF ‘INTERSTELLAR’

INTERSTELLAR has been called one of the most realistic space films ever made. As a CBS News Contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku was recently asked to give his own informed perspective, as a theoretical physicist, assessing how good a job the filmmakers did at the task of aligning their ambitious work of science fiction with the expanding forefront of science fact. WATCH NOW!

For more of Dr. Kaku’s thoughts and observations about The Physics of Interstellar Travel, read this aptly-named classic paper by the man himself.

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