Michio Kaku's Contributions
  • 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...