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KAKU ON HAWKING’S STARSHOT

Click to Visit FOX BusinessThis 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!

KAKU ON MAN-MADE MIDWEST QUAKES

Click to Visit CBS This MorningA 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!

KAKU ON AFGHAN-PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE

Click to Visit BBC World News AmericaOver 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!

NASA: LIQUID WATER FOUND ON MARS

Click to Visit CBS This MorningThis 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!

KAKU ON THE SCIENCE AND FANTASY OF THE NEW FANTASTIC FOUR MOVIE

Click to Visit the Fantastic Four Movie WebsiteFantastic 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!

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KAKU ON ‘THE REALLY BIG ONE’ MEGA-QUAKE

Click to Visit CBS This MorningCBS News science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku returns to ‘CBS This Morning’ to discuss Kathryn Schulz‘s recent New Yorker article, ‘The Really Big One’ — an examination of the Cascadia subduction zone that predicts a "mega-quake" capable of wiping out a major portion of the Pacific Northwest and potentially triggering the worst natural disaster in North American recorded history. WATCH NOW!

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KAKU ON PLUTO NEW HORIZONS SUCCESS

Click to Visit MSNBCOn the historic success of NASA‘s space mission to the Pluto System, the New Horizons space probe has started sending back the first-ever high resolution close-up images of the dwarf planet’s surface. The data is traveling across a staggering three billion miles of space — the same distance traveled by the probe on its trek to Pluto and beyond. Meanwhile, here on Earth, scientists are studying the data as it continues to stream in. Dr. Michio Kaku joins Ed Schultz of MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’ to discuss the scientific and historic significance of New Horizons revelations about Pluto. WATCH NOW!

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  • KAKU ON PACIFIC NORTHWEST MEGA-QUAKE

    Click to Visit FOX NEWSA recent New Yorker report predicts a so-called "mega-quake," a catastrophic seismic event, likely to destroy a significant part of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States — taking the lives of an estimated 13,000 people along with it. Worse still, the report cites FEMA calculations indicating that such an earthquake would seem to be overdue. Physicist and futurist, Dr. Michio Kaku joins Shepard Smith on FOX NEWS to confirm that the danger is far from overstated. "The Cascadia fault is an earthquake waiting to happen," said Kaku, "We know it’s going to happen with an energy 30 times the maximum energy of the San Andreas fault." WATCH NOW!

    WANT MORE MEGA-QUAKE? – BONUS

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    KAKU ON PLUTO: HISTORY AT THE EDGE

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    Three billion miles from Earth, NASA‘s New Horizons space probe just flew by Pluto. The journey to the farthest edge of our solar system took nearly a decade to achieve. CBS News science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, who wrote an op-ed article for the Wall Street Journal entitled ‘That Pluto Probe Just Might Save the Earth’, joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to explain how this feat affects us here at home. WATCH NOW!

    KAKU WALL STREET JOURNAL OP-ED: THAT PLUTO PROBE JUST MIGHT SAVE THE EARTH

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    New Horizons, the fastest spacecraft humanity has ever launched has also traveled longer and farther than any other — more than nine years and three billion miles — beyond any space mission in history to reach its primary target. Today marks a historic milestone in the journey, as New Horizons flies by Pluto and its system of at least five known moons, sending back breakthrough reconnaissance. What new insights will that Pluto probe reveal to expand our understanding of other such planet-threatening comets? Dr. Michio Kaku offers us his perspective in a special op-ed article written by Dr. Kaku himself for the Wall Street Journal. READ NOW!

    WANT MORE PLUTO? – BONUS CONTENT

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    KAKU ON LATEST SPACEX EXPLOSION

    Click to Visit CBSNOn the heels of a third SpaceX rocket launch failure, CBSN, the "Always On" online news network from CBS NEWS, invited Dr. Michio Kaku to discuss the matter with CBSN‘s Jeff Glor. What are the ramifications of this accident? Does it pose any future impact on SpaceX‘s or NASA‘s plans for the International Space Station? What does this setback suggest about the ongoing commercialization of space? WATCH NOW!

    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 JOINS ‘CBS THIS MORNING’ TO DISCUSS CALIFORNIA WATER CRISIS

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    California is in crisis. With record-breaking drought levels year over year and no major intervention plan, the situation has continued to worsen. Now, California Governor, Jerry Brown, is imposing the state’s first-ever mandatory limit on commercial water use. Will it be enough? CBS News Contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku recently joined ‘CBS This Morning’ to offer his perspective on the drought emergency and explore potential viable solutions to address the growing problem. Dr. Kaku warns that whatever happens next will have a definitive impact on the famed California lifestyle. WATCH NOW!

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