All Dr. Kaku's Universe Articles

Cutting-edge physics in all its remarkable strangeness

  • Win an Autographed Copy of My Book "Beyond Einstein" and an Autographed Photo

    My book "Beyond Einstein" takes readers on an exciting excursion into discoveries that have led scientists to the brightest new prospect in theoretical physics today--superstring theory. Simply answer...

  • Will Humanoid Robots Ever Approach the Vastness of Human Intelligence?

    Right now our most advanced robots are not quite as smart as we would want them to be. One of the most popular—Honda’s humanoid robot, Asimo—is quite sophisticated but you won’t be seeing one in your home anytime...

  • A Voyage Through the Multiverse and Higher Dimensional Hyperspace

    "Remarkable claims require remarkable proof." -- Carl Sagan The "multiverse" idea—once thought to be so crazy it only belonged on late night television—has now become the dominant theory in all of cosmology....

  • The Agony of the Gulf Oil Spill Continues...and Continues...

    A press release by BP (British Petroleum) today announced that “the volume of oil and gas being collected by the riser insertion tube tool (RITT) containment system at the end of the leaking riser is estimated to...

  • On the Road with Sci Fi Science

    When I was a child and decided to become a physicist, I never dreamed that I would be traveling all over the world with a TV film crew, or lecturing to audiences in different countries. Back then, I just wanted...

  • The One-inch Equation to Explain All Physical Laws

    You might have heard me speak about the equation that eluded Einstein for the last 30 years of his life: the one-inch equation that will in a sense summarize everything we know about the physical laws governing...

  • The Big Freeze

    The most widely accepted theory is that the universe will eventually come to an end. It will most likely do so trillions of years from now, when the entire span of the cosmos is empty and just a notch above...

  • Contest to WIN an Autographed Book & Photo

    If you are a registered user of Big Think, you have the opportunity to win an autographed copy of one of my books and an 8x10 autographed color photo. The book choices include "Physics of the Impossible,"...

  • Regenerative Medicine and the Human Body Shop

    The Human Body Shop may be just around the corner: In 50 years, the advancing technologies of medicine and tissue engineering could change everything.

  • Is There Intelligent Life in the Universe?

    The distances separating the stars are so vast that it would take a very advanced civilization—perhaps thousands or even millions of years more advanced than ours—to bridge those distances. In other words,...

  • Can We Predict Volcanic Eruptions?

    I recently wrote an opinion editorial in the Wall Street Journal about the recent eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano. This eruption was a bit different than most volcanic eruptions in that the hot...

  • SCI-FI Science Fans: Thanks!

    I would like to thank everyone who has been so enthusiastic about being part of SCI-FI Science: Physics of the Impossible on the Science Channel. We have been floored by the warm reception after we announced that...

  • The Future of Computing Power (Fast, Cheap, and Invisible)

    In just a few years, basic microchips will be so cheap they could be built into virtually every product that we buy, creating an invisible intelligent network that’s hidden in our walls, our furniture, and even...

  • Hope on the Energy Front?

    As with anything else, there's good news and there's bad news. The bad news is that the earth is continuing to heat up—this past decade was in fact the hottest decade ever recorded in the history of...

  • The World of Nanotechnology

    Nanotechnology, when perfected, may lead to developments including robotic muscles, solar cells, or synthetic muscles for humans.

  • The Large Hadron Collider May Allow Us to Read the Mind of God

    You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the Large Hadron Collider in the news lately. After 16 years the LHC seems to be in the headlines each week, breaking speed, energy level, and other types of records right...

  • Coral Reefs in Danger

    The director of the census bureau in charge of marine species, called the Global Marine Species Assessment, has issued a warning about the deterioration of earth's coral reefs. It was stated that perhaps within...

  • More Chances to be a Part of the Filming for Season 2 of Sci Fi Science

    I would like to thank all the people who showed up on Thursday in New York to be part of filming Sci Fi Science, second season. We filmed two episodes of the program (about how to terraform Mars, and how to...

  • The Glory Days of NASA Are Over

    Many people were left gasping when President Obama unveiled his new plan for outer space, including his proposal to cancel NASA's Constellation program. It turns out that the great recession of 2008 and 2009 has...

  • A Possible Solar Storm in 2012?

    Not long ago, a report quoting NASA scientists was issued by the National Academy of Science, the highest scientific advisory body to the United States Congress. The report said something that used to be...