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Dr. Kaku's Universe Posts

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The Dark Side of Technology

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over 2 years ago

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 if he answers it.

Today, Dr. Kaku addresses this question: What is the most dangerous technology? 

 

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A Black Hole in Our Own Back Yard

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almost 3 years ago

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 if he answers it. Today, Dr. Kaku addresses this question from DeborahC: Astronomers ...

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We Are Sitting Ducks for Solar Flares

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almost 3 years ago

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 see if he answers it. Today, Dr. Kaku addresses the question of what will be the ...

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String Theory is the Only Show in Town

Strings
almost 3 years ago

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 see if he answers it. Today, Dr. Kaku addresses the question of whether the so ...

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What if Einstein is Wrong?

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almost 3 years ago

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 see if he answers it. Today, Dr. Kaku addresses the question What if Einstein's ...

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Rebuttal to John Horgan's Response to my Recent WSJ Opinion Editorial -- The 'God Particle' and the Origins of the Universe

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almost 3 years ago

Last week, The Wall Street Journal published my opinion editorial, "The 'God Particle' and the Origins of the Universe - The search for a unifying theory is nowhere near over." Subscribers to the online edition of the Wall Street Journal are able to read the original editorial by visiting http://on ...