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Global Warming and Hurricane Sandy?

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about 2 years ago

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 the storm. Hurricane Sandy was unusual because it involved the collision of three air ...

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Can Nanotechnology Create Utopia?

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about 2 years ago

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 see if he answers it. This week Dr. Kaku addresses the question of the possibility ...

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What Put the Bang in the Big Bang?

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over 2 years ago

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 see if he answers it. Today, Dr. Kaku addresses the question of what comes next ...

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NASA Goes for the Gold with Curiosity

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over 2 years ago

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 of any previous Mars probe, weighing 5 times more as well. This is truly a ...

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What’s Next After the Higgs?

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over 2 years ago

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 recent Higgs boson is just the first of a series of new forms of matter and energy. The ...