On this episode, Michio Kaku speaks with his guests about scientists whose work brings both good and bad into the world. First, he speaks with Michael J. Neufeld, Senior Curator in the Space History Department of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and Author of Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War. Wernher von Braun started as a rocket engineer of the Third Reich and created the V-2 rocket, however, years later when his career ended, he was one of the fathers of the U.S. space program. In the second half of Explorations, Michio Kaku speaks with Daniel Charles, a former technology correspondent for National Public Radio and the New Scientist and Author of Master Mind, the story of Fritz Haber. Haber was a scientist who perfected both chemical warfare – a bad discovery and chemical fertilizer – a useful discovery.
Explorations is an hour-long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment. Topics covered include black holes, time travel, higher dimensions, string theory, wormholes, search for extra-terrestrial life, dark matter and dark energy, the future of space travel, genetic engineering, the aging process, the future of medicine, the human body shop, artificial intelligence, the future of computers and robots, as well as topics from science fiction.