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

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

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Physics of the impossible : a scientific exploration into the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel
Title
Physics of the impossible
Title remainder
a scientific exploration into the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel
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Michio Kaku
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Language
eng
Summary
One hundred years ago, scientists would have said that lasers, televisions, and the atomic bomb were beyond the realm of physical possibility. Here, 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. He uses his discussion of each technology as a jumping-off point to explain the science behind it.--From publisher description
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Kaku, Michio
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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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
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-318) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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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
Control code
157023258
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780385520690
Lccn
2007030290
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Physics of the impossible : a scientific exploration into the world of phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel, Michio Kaku
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
Control code
157023258
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxi, 329 pages
Isbn
9780385520690
Lccn
2007030290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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