Theoretical physicist and futurist, Dr. Michio Kaku, joins a special news series, ‘CNBC: The Future of Us’ — a look at how robotics, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things will transform the way we live and work.
The series begins with life extension and cryonics by way of a pioneering company in Arizona offering a chance at immortality for $200,000 U.S. dollars. More than a thousand people have already signed up to be frozen at death. Is this just nonsense or is it 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!
Google‘s DeepMind project has created AlphaGO — the first computer program ever to beat a professional player at the ancient game of Go. This feat of Artificial Intelligence, reminiscent of IBM‘s Deep Blue victory against Russian Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov in the late 1990’s, now pits machine-mind against South Korean Go champion, Lee Sedol.
Dr. Michio Kaku returns to CNN International’s ‘Quest Means Business’ to discuss these strides with show host, Richard Quest. How long before robots overtake humanity? Kaku shares his reassuring outlook on high-tech versus high-touch, affirming that which makes us most human also makes us most indispensable. WATCH NOW!
Why do we add an extra day to the month of February every four years? Does it carry some cultural or historical significance? Does it relate to weather or agricultural cycles? Do we even need leap years?
Scientists at LIGO, a joint scientific collaboration of Caltech and MIT, have proven the existence of gravitational waves — strange ripples in space-time foreseen by Albert Einstein over a century ago in his enduring general theory of relativity and evidenced by LIGO‘s groundbreaking achievement. The discovery is heralded as "the breakthrough of the century" and a clear vindication for Einstein’s work.
Via remote feed from Amsterdam, CBS NEWS science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, joined LIGO scientist Duncan Brown on a live CBSN broadcast to explain what it all means and why it matters. Kaku proclaimed, "This is going to open up a whole new chapter in astronomy and cosmology," adding his assertion that the emergence of gravity-wave astronomy offers "a window on creation itself." WATCH NOW!
The planet Mercury will be "In Retrograde" four times throughout this year. The planet’s mystifying movements during such celestial events, associated since ancient times with "uncertainty, confusion, and doubt," are believed to disrupt communication, technology, travel, and more.
Is there any truth to this belief? CBS News science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to explain what’s going on and to discuss whether the myth is backed by science. WATCH NOW!
A new position paper, recently released by the European Science Foundation entitled "Extreme Geohazards: Reducing the Disaster Risk and Increasing Resilience," which urges scientists to "develop their capacity to make reliable and timely warnings of [volcanic] eruptions," cites the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park specifically as both a natural hazard and potential threat to millions of human lives.
How big is this threat? Could there be an all-out disaster that devastates the nation or are we getting ahead of ourselves? Physicist, futurist, and bestselling author Dr. Michio Kaku provides perspective to help size up the possible danger and better interpret these findings. WATCH NOW!
"It’s time to pass out the cigars!" exclaimed a jovial Michio Kaku at a recent appearance on CBSN, the online news network from CBS NEWS. Dr. Kaku was speaking about the arrival of a newborn baby — a newborn baby planet, that is.
The birth and formation of planets has long been shrouded in mystery but now, thanks to an exciting new cosmic sighting, astronomers have captured startling images of an observable newborn planet as it coalescences into form. The discovery promises future insights to better understand our own planet and make things better for life here at home. 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!
Scientists observing a star (known officially as KIC 8462852) have detected a massive unidentified object floating in space between the Kepler Space Telescope and the subject star in the constellation Cygnus, over 450 parsecs from Earth. But what is it?
Could it be some kind of "alien megastructure?" Are we on the precipice of proving the presence of intelligent extraterrestrial life? CBSN, the online news network from CBS NEWS, asked Dr. Michio Kaku to offer his first insights on this mysterious and potentially miraculous discovery. WATCH NOW!
"NASA will take steps toward establishing a sustainable human presence beyond Earth, not just to visit but to stay," proclaimed NASA in a newly released detailed report. How long before humanity has "boots on the ground" on the red planet and can we do it? Dr. Kaku has answers. WATCH NOW!
On the historic success of NASA‘s landmark discovery of liquid water on planet Mars, the space agency has announced an ambitious and detailed multi-phase plan as part of a special report entitled NASA’s Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration. The plan culminates in a permanent human presence on the red planet in the relatively near future. Dr. Michio Kaku visits MSNBC to discuss the feasibility of this plan and the possibilities of such a mission. 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!