1. When I was 16 years old, I assembled a 2.3 million electron volt beta particle accelerator. I went to Westinghouse, I got 400 pounds of translator steel, 22 miles of copper wire and I assembled a 6-kilowatt, 2.3 million electron accelerator in the garage. When it was finished, I would plug it in, there was this huge crackling sound as I consumed 6 kilowatts of power, I blew out every circuit breaker in the house. All the lights were plunged in darkness. And my poor mom would come home every night, see the lights flicker and die, and say to herself, ‘Why couldn’t I have a son who plays baseball?’

    — Michio Kaku built a particle accelerator in his garage in high school

  2. michio kaku

    physics

  1. A birthday card that sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to you — that birthday card has a chip in it with more computer power than all the Allied Forces of 1945. Hitler, Stalin, Churchill would have killed to get that chip that you simply throw away in the garbage.

    — Physicist Michio Kaku on Moore’s Law.

  2. moore's law

    michio kaku

    physics

  1. The first people to buy these contact lenses will be college students studying for final exams. They’ll see the exam answers right in their contact lenses. … In a cocktail party, you will know exactly who to suck up to, because you’ll have a complete read out of who they are. President Barack Obama will buy these contact lenses, so he’ll never need a teleprompter again

    — Imagine being able to access the Internet through the contact lenses on your eyeballs. Physicist Michio Kaku explains how that will soon be possible….

  2. michio kaku

    physics

    contact lenses