All Dr. Kaku's Universe Articles

Cutting-edge physics in all its remarkable strangeness

  • Dark Energy: The Energy of Nothing

    What do you get when you add the total matter of the universe to the total energy of the universe? Zero. "So it takes no energy to create a universe," Dr. Kaku points out. "A universe is a free lunch."

  • Math is the Mind of God

    Dr. Kaku says we might imagine God as we know him to be a mathematician: "The mind of God we believe is cosmic music, the music of strings resonating through 11 dimensional hyperspace. That is the mind of God." 

  • Physics on the Fringe: Dr. Kaku Answers Questions from Science Channel Viewers

    The Science Channel will re-run all five seasons of the sci-fi cult drama Fringe beginning tonight at 8pm. The two-hour pilot will air along with the first episode, followed by daylong marathons on Nov. 23 and...

  • Global Warming and Hurricane Sandy?

    Hurricane Sandy's the hurricane from hell. It broke all records. It was the storm of the century. It is the hurricane we will tell our grandkids about. But can it happen again? This depends on the science behind...

  • What's the Fate of the Universe? It's in the Dark Matter

    Every week, Dr. Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to...

  • Can Nanotechnology Create Utopia?

    Every week, Dr. Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to...

  • The von Neumann Probe: A Nano Ship to the Stars

    Every week, Dr. Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to...

  • Nobel Prize Awarded to Two Quantum Physicists

    Congratulations to Drs. S. Haroche and D. Wineland for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics. (It may be too early for Peter Higgs to win the Nobel Prize for the Higgs boson. Maybe next year). These two physicists...

  • Can We Have Brain-to-Brain Communication?

    Brain-to-brain communication would involve not just the exchange of information, but also the transmission of emotions and feelings, "because these are also part of the fabric of our thoughts."

  • Can We Resurrect the Dinosaurs? Neanderthal Man?

    Every week, Dr. Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to...

  • What Put the Bang in the Big Bang?

    Every week, Dr. Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to...

  • Where Should We Search for Intelligent Life on Mars? Follow the Martians.

    Every Wednesday, Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to...

  • NASA Goes for the Gold with Curiosity

    NASA went for the Gold with the Curiosity space probe, and scored a perfect 10. Perfect start, perfect execution, perfect dismount. And Curiosity is the Godzilla of space probes, with 10 times the instruments...

  • What’s Next After the Higgs?

    The discovery of the Higgs boson was a real milestone for physics, a tremendous vindication of the hard work of thousands of physicists and engineers for the past 30 years. But this is just the beginning. The...

  • The Business of Mining Asteroids

    Dr, Michio Kaku: Sadly, the US government will no longer boldly go into space. Its up to private enterprise to now pick up the slack and it appears that is exactly what its doing.

  • Solar is the Energy of Tomorrow. Fusion is the Future.

    Every Wednesday, Dr. Michio Kaku answers reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to see...

  • Happy Birthday, Einstein. But What Have You Done For Me Lately? Everything.

    Albert Einstein, the most famous scientist of all time, was born on this day in 1879 in the village of Ulm, located in the southwestern corner of the German Empire.  Einstein spent 20 years teaching at...

  • Tweaking Moore's Law: Computers of the Post-Silicon Era

    Dr. Michio Kaku says "if I were to put money on the table I would say that in the next ten years as Moore’s Law slows down, we will tweak it."

  • The Dark Side of Technology

    Every Wednesday, Dr. Michio Kaku answers reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to see...

  • A Black Hole in Our Own Back Yard

    Every Wednesday, Dr. Michio Kaku answers reader questions about physics and futuristic science. If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to see...