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Physics of the Impossible
Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel | Michio Kaku
A fascinating exploration of the science of the impossiblefrom death rays and force fields to invisibility cloaksrevealing 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 fundamentalsand the limitsof the laws of physics as we know them today. He ranks the impossible technologies by categoriesClass 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 readers on an unforgettable, mesmerizing journey into the world of science that both enlightens and entertains.
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DrexEdit
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Finally getting around to posting my #bookspin and #doublespin selections for the month. More #chunksters! Not surprising. They take up a huge part of my #TBR.

I will say though that the Physics book goes back to the very start of my #Goodreads list from 2008. One of the very first books I #TBR'ed there. The very first book I TBR'ed on Goodreads was the 3rd book in the Name of the Wind trilogy by Patrick Rothfuss. Still waiting on that one. 😊

Ruthiella Not your fault you haven‘t managed to read the third King Killer chronicle yet! 😆 2mo
DrexEdit @Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2mo
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Khalifus
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This book made me see physics otherwise, it interprets all the quantum theories in a very simple passionate way that makes wanna go to the lab and discover something to make the impossible, possible. I advise everyone who'd want their kids become bright and get motivated, to make them meet Michio Kaku. I

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"Black holes are examples of "nontransversable wormholes"; that is, passing through the event horizon is a one-way trip."
From #SupermassiveBlackHole(s) to psychokinesis, Dr. Kaku takes complex topics often seen in sci-fi & lays them out in an interesting, fun way discussing real life possibilities.

“At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead. The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.”
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PagesByTheWater
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Okay so after reviewing my #LitsyAtoZ list and looking over my giant stack of new books, I knew I had to revise my list to take advantage of my new books and dissuade me from buying anymore (for now). So here‘s the new list! Next years list (yes I already made next years list) also takes advantage of most of the books I already own.
#abcedarianTBR #TBR #LitsyAtoZ2019

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Eden3
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Great book for people who loves science, but if you are not from the genre you might need to use a dictionary

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RedAce77
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If you have ever been interested in "fringe science" or the stuff from the scifi movies then this is the book for you. Kaku takes some of these theories and spins a scientific viewpoint on them, theorizing how close we are in our lifetime to testing or proving these things.

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