The Resource Physics of the impossible : a scientific exploration into the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel, Michio Kaku, (electronic resource)

Physics of the impossible : a scientific exploration into the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel, Michio Kaku, (electronic resource)

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Physics of the impossible : a scientific exploration into the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel
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Physics of the impossible
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a scientific exploration into the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel
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Michio Kaku
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eng
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A fascinating exploration of the science of the impossible--from death rays and force fields to invisibility cloaks--revealing to what extent such technologies might be achievable decades or millennia into the future. One hundred years ago, scientists would have said that lasers, televisions, and the atomic bomb were beyond the realm of physical possibility. In Physics of the impossible, the renowned physicist Michio Kaku explores to what extent the technologies and devices of science fiction that are deemed equally impossible today might well become commonplace in the future. From teleportation to telekinesis, Kaku uses the world of science fiction to explore the fundamentals--and the limits--of the laws of physics as we know them today. He ranks the impossible technologies by categories--Class I, II, and III, depending on when they might be achieved, within the next century, millennia, or perhaps never. In a compelling and thought-provoking narrative, he explains: How the science of optics and electromagnetism may one day enable us to bend light around an object, like a stream flowing around a boulder, making the object invisible to observers "downstream"; How ramjet rockets, laser sails, antimatter engines, and nanorockets may one day take us to the nearby stars; How telepathy and psychokinesis, once considered pseudoscience, may one day be possible using advances in MRI, computers, superconductivity, and nanotechnology; Why a time machine is apparently consistent with the known laws of quantum physics, although it would take an unbelievably advanced civilization to actually build one. Kaku uses his discussion of each technology as a jumping-off point to explain the science behind it. An extraordinary scientific adventure, Physics of the impossible takes listeners on an unforgettable, mesmerizing journey into the world of science that both enlightens and entertains
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TEFOD
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Kaku, Michio
Dewey number
530
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QC75
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.K18 2008ab
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other
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Read by Feodor Chin
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  • Chin, Feodor
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  • Physics
  • Science
  • Mathematical physics
  • Physics in literature
  • Human-machine systems
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Physics of the impossible : a scientific exploration into the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel, Michio Kaku, (electronic resource)
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 11:50:12
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digital storage
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Contents
Force fields -- Invisibility -- Phasers and death stars -- Teleportation -- Telepathy -- Psychokinesis -- Robots -- Extraterrestrials and UFOs -- Starships -- Antimatter and anti-universes -- Faster than light -- Time travel -- Parallel universes -- Perpetual motion machines -- Precognition -- Epilogue: The future of the impossible
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online
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9781415946855
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(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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computer
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)218302605
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Physics of the impossible : a scientific exploration into the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel, Michio Kaku, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 11:50:12
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Force fields -- Invisibility -- Phasers and death stars -- Teleportation -- Telepathy -- Psychokinesis -- Robots -- Extraterrestrials and UFOs -- Starships -- Antimatter and anti-universes -- Faster than light -- Time travel -- Parallel universes -- Perpetual motion machines -- Precognition -- Epilogue: The future of the impossible
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415946855
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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0a4763e4-1120-45ed-8c7f-5a5ed0e2c064
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)218302605
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  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 170101 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable

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