From envying comic book characters to pondering extra dimensions while staring at fish, Dr. Michio Kaku recounts the experiences that made him one of the world’s most colorful scientists. Sigue leyendo
Propelling a spaceship with photons would be like trying to energize a spaceship with a flashlight. Sigue leyendo
In the 1999 film “The Matrix,” characters could simply learn a new set of skills by uploading a program into their brains. When (if ever) will we be able to that in real life?
Einstein believed that free will was just an illusion, and that awareness of this lack kept him from taking himself and others too seriously. But Einstein was plain wrong, says Dr. Kaku. Sigue leyendo
The physicist scoffed at the idea of quantum entanglement, calling it “spooky action at a distance.” And while it has in fact been proven to exist, this entanglement can’t be used to transmit any usable information. Sigue leyendo
June 13, 2009
Albert Einstein shattered previous ideas about time, but left many pivotal questions unanswered: Does time have a beginning? An end? Why does it move in only one direction? Is it real, or something our minds impose on reality? Journalist John Hockenberry leads a distinguished panel, including renowned physicist Sir Roger Penrose and prominent philosopher David Albert, as they explore the nature of time. Sigue leyendo