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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
CBS 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!
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!
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!
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!