Today we’re shootnup Dr. Michio Kaku’s plan for when we make alien contact on the set of his show “Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible.” For this episode Kaku posed the question of what we might say to the aliens once we meet up. He answered it with, “We could communicate through the universal language of mathematics and give to them his theory of everything.”
Dr. Kaku is currently completing Einstein’s final, unfinished work of summing up everything into a one inch equation. Kaku also gave his four step plan of defense should they try to attack our human race. His strategy included implementing sensors on the asteroid belt, quantum computers and the principles of Jūdō — We could use and reflect their intelligence, power and momentum back at them.
Hold on for the ride denizens as we go shoot’n up some aliens ———
Thanks to Dr. Kaku and his crew for the spectacular journey into the unknown and for keep’n it surreal and so futuristic!
Over + Out —
PS) Stay tuned into Discovery’s Science Channel to see this episode air internationally next fall.
It’s time to toss out those skinny jeans and baby tees because we’re amidst a revival of ’80s and ’90s power dressing. Women in New York look prepared to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders and bigger is looking better. Featured on many S/S and F/W ’10 runways and just trickling onto those of the brave—the padded shoulder, wide-leg pants and oversized silhouettes in general are commanding attention on the street.
Living life large,
Happy Beltane! On May Day the Celts would mark the beginning of the pastoral summer season by driving herds of livestock out to the summer pastures and mountain grazing lands. Others dance with ribbons around maypoles, which act as a symbolic axis linking the underworld, the world of the living, the heavens and other realms.
Today we go shoot’n up to Houston Street for a look at Shepard Fairey’s powerful new piece and around Brooklyn and NYC where April showers have indeed brought on spring flowers.
Keep shoot’n on up!
Michio Kaku opened the preface of his latest book, Physics of the Impossible, by quoting Albert Einstein: “If at first an idea does not sound absurd, then there is no hope for it.” Besides being a popularizer of science, theoretical physicist, highly regarded futurist, best-selling author and the co-founder of the String Theory, Kaku is working on Einstein’s last, unfinished work of uniting the four fundamental forces of nature into one theory of everything. I asked him how that was going over the weekend at the taping for his internationally acclaimed TV show, “Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible,” for Discovery’s Science Channel. He said, “we just need to connect the sparticles with the dark matter and it’s done…maybe tomorrow…!” I love Kaku’s contagious positive outlook, unparalleled foresight and ability to masterfully weave it all together; besides that—his charm and uncanny ability to shed light on the grey areas of our universe has made him the leader of the science being cool again pack. For this episode, Kaku spoke about how to fend off asteroid and comet impacts and how we can and must become a stellar civilization.
Today we go shoot’n (way) up with Michio Kaku and his stellar crew:
Thanks to Michio, Discovery and the all-star cast for a surreal shoot and for the invitation to come aboard their astral ship.
Keep’n it futuristic,
With a knowing gleam in his eye and a sure spring in his step (despite recently losing his space on “Dancing with the Stars”), Buzz Aldrin will always be one of America’s most awe-inspiring heroes. The man of the hour at the annual Space Tourism Society of New York’s Yuri’s Night bash, Buzz showed off his brilliant new iphone app — Buzz Aldrin Portal to Science & Space Exploration. Its many features include his take on spacewalking, audio from onboard Apollo 11, live NASA streaming TV, updates on Twitter feeds from astronauts and private space ventures. I was over the moon while talking with Buzz about his plans for getting us to Mars, which he insists is our “next big step,” and part of what he’ll be advocating at President Obama’s Space Summit this Thursday, April 15th.
Fasten your astral seat belts as we go shoot’n (way) up!
Yuri’s night celebrates the first human, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, to travel to outer space and orbit the earth on April 12th, 1961. I have an original NASA flight suit from the STS-1 space shuttle mission from exactly 20 years later to the day that I put on for the occasion.
Besides being bedazzled by Buzz, Yuri’s Night offered plenty of space eye candy with various takes on what one might wear in space. The evening was topped off with a swimwear show and stellar performances by the sci-fi/Middle Eastern/punk band Consider the Source and the New York Jedi.
We may have a ways to go to get to Mars, but with Buzz on our side, it’s just on the horizon.
Keep’n it futuristic,
“It is remarkable to think that we are on the verge of another new era of space travel and one which will be wholly different to anything that has gone before. My dream is to make space travel accessible to tens of thousands of people.” This is how Sir Richard Branson starts his foreward in the book Destination Space: how space tourism is making science fiction a reality by Kenny Kemp. Branson is well on his way to actualizing his dream as Virgin Galactic‘s VSS Enterprise just completed her inaugural captive carry flight a couple of weeks ago. Virgin Galactic has already got several people lined up—more than 330 aspiring astronauts have reserved or put deposits down on a $200,00 seat. Test flights are planned through 2010 with commercial space flights starting in 2012.
The first organization formed to focus on space tourism with the goal of expanding humankind into space is the Space Tourism Society. If you have aspirations to be in the astronaut number, I recommend becoming a STS member and attending one of their worldwide Yuri’s Night parties to celebrate the first human into outerspace, Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961. The STS’ New York’s chapter will host a stellar bash in conjunction with The Space Frontier Foundation on Saturday night, April 10th:
One of my spacewear prototypes that won a competition sponsored by the Space Tourism Society of New York:
Some space inspired pedestrians:
Keep on shoot’n for the moon and beyond (the price will come down)!