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Michio Kaku is not only a great scientist, but he’s one of those rare breed who is able to take a subject that is — by its very nature — incredibly complex, and make it understandable to the layman. I don’t have a mind for numbers of complex scientific theories, but when when Dr. Kaku explains them, I get it. I’ve long been a big fan of his work. One of his latest books, “Physics of the Impossible,” is one that’s been mentioned multiple times on the podcast, and right now you can get the Kindle eBook version of it for the amazing price of $1.99. Folks, that is a steal! I highly encourage everyone to buy this book, especially those of you who aren’t sci-fi writers. It will prove to be an invaluable resource. Get it now!

Publisher’s Weekly says: In this latest effort to popularize the sciences, City University of New York professor and media star Kaku (Hyperspace) ponders topics that many people regard as impossible, ranging from psychokinesis and telepathy to time travel and teleportation. His Class I impossibilities include force fields, telepathy and antiuniverses, which don’t violate the known laws of science and may become realities in the next century. Those in Class II await realization farther in the future and include faster-than-light travel and discovery of parallel universes. Kaku discusses only perpetual motion machines and precognition in Class III, things that aren’t possible according to our current understanding of science. He explains how what many consider to be flights of fancy are being made tangible by recent scientific discoveries ranging from rudimentary advances in teleportation to the creation of small quantities of antimatter and transmissions faster than the speed of light. Science and science fiction buffs can easily follow Kaku’s explanations as he shows that in the wonderful worlds of science, impossible things are happening every day.



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