Physics of the Impossible

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Michio Kaku

Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

eleportation, time machines, force fields, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Back to the Future, renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, serious, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe's physical laws may permit in the near and distant future.Entertaining, informative, and imaginative, Physics of the Impossible probes the very limits of human ingenuity and scientific possibility.

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

PART I: CLASS I IMPOSSIBILITIES
1. Force fields
2. Invisibility
3. Phasers and death stars
4. Teleportation
5. Telepathy
6. Psychokinesis
7. Robots
8. Extraterrestrials and UFOs
9. Starships
10. Antimatter and anti-universes

PART II: CLASS II IMPOSSIBILITIES
11. Faster than light
12. Time travel
13. Parallel universes

PART III: CLASS III IMPOSSIBILITIES
14. Perpetual motion machines
15. Precognition

Epilogue: The future of the impossible

Notes
Bibliography
Index

Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 7th 2009 by Anchor (first published March 11th 2008)

Tags: 2009, All Products, Contemporary, Nonfiction, Science

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