Earth will have a close encounter today with a massive asteroid nicknamed "The Rock" by NASA, which first noticed it three years ago. "The Rock" is the largest such object to pass so close to Earth since 2004. CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to discuss how the asteroid will not affect us now but underscores the looming dangers of other space objects headed our way. WATCH NOW!
Which billionaire will get there first? SpaceX and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk versus Blue Origin and Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos? Both are engaged in what many are calling a new kind of space race. Famed futurist and theoretical physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku, visits with Kennedy on FOX Business to discuss the so-called "billionaire space race" that’s behind the United States of America’s recently renewed prowess in space with their daring and visionary endeavors. WATCH NOW!
"The Mars Generation" is a documentary film that follows the science, politics, and philosophy of humankind’s future journey to Mars. Young trainees at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center prepare to become astronauts and astrophysicists training on everything from spaceship technology to running through worst-case simulations, and testing out anti-gravity equipment. Featuring scientific luminaries Elon Musk, Dr. Michio Kaku, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye, "The Mars Generation" debuts May 5th, 2017 only on NETFLIX. WATCH THE TRAILER!
Is Southern California due for a major, possibly catastrophic, earthquake? Geologists of a new study say a quake of magnitude 7.5 or higher is long overdue to hit the area along the San Andreas Fault north of Los Angeles. CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to size up the threat. WATCH NOW!
NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting "TRAPPIST-1," a faint star about 39 light years away in the "Aquarius" constellation. Three of them fall into the habitable or so-called "Goldilocks" zone, considered capable of supporting life as we know it. CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to provide insights on this landmark find. WATCH NOW!
President Trump has announced plans to privatize ‘low Earth orbit’ in order to devote NASA to ‘deep space exploration.’ Where will NASA go in the age of Trump? There are many advocates for a return mission to the Moon. Others push for a manned mission to Mars. Famed futurist and theoretical physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku, chats with Kennedy on FOX Business to discuss these developments and share his own space exploration wish list. WATCH NOW!
What are the long term effects of space travel on the human body? With an eye on Mars, that’s what NASA set out to reveal in it’s "Twins Study" Human Research Program. Four categories of research were split into ten investigations to study and evaluate identical twin astronauts, Scott and Mark Kelly — two individuals who share the same genetics but were subjected to different environments over a period of one year. The preliminary results packed a few surprises. Famed futurist and theoretical physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku, talks with Kennedy on FOX Business about the study’s most remarkable findings. WATCH NOW!
Who wants to live forever? Human life extension has been the longtime pursuit of many scientists and visionaries. Now, a small Silicon Valley startup called Eternime offers an alternate solution — "digital immortality". What’s it all about? Famed futurist and theoretical physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku, visits again with Kennedy on FOX Business to talk about human immortality, both virtual and biologic. How long before we figure out a way to do away with death altogether? WATCH NOW!
"Hidden Figures" is a powerful new feature film that reveals the untold true story of three women of African-American descent who contributed greatly to the USA‘s victory in the space race during the mid-20th century as so-called "human computers" for NASA. The movie, in theaters January 6th, inspired IBM and Vanity Fair Studios to join forces in saluting the new guard of stars in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (collectively known as STEM). As a world renowned popularizer of science and advocate for talent and resources to support and advance STEM fields, Dr. Michio Kaku, was invited to expand on the subject, to put a spotlight on today’s STEM stars, and, as with the film, to inspire future generations to take up STEM studies and contribute to the advancement of humankind. READ NOW!
The new age of space tourism is fast approaching, thanks to disruptive innovations in propulsion and craft reuse. These factors are driving costs down and demand up. Theoretical physicist, Dr. Michio Kaku, returns to Kennedy on FOX Business to discuss the realities of private space exploration. How long before it becomes a viable travel option and how much will it cost average consumers to take to the stars? WATCH NOW!
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!