Yutaka was fourteen years old when he was run over by a car and fell into a coma. Now, ten years later, he wakes up and realizes that his family is not intact anymore: father, mother and sister live at different places. Yutaka decides to re-open the pony farm that his family once ran.
Physics of the Impossible uses topics of speculative technologies to introduce topics of fundamental physics to the reader/listener/viewer. The topic of invisibility (cloaking), for example, becomes a discussion on why the speed of light is slower in water than in vacuum, which leads to a discussion of newly developed composite materials. Trekkian phasers becomes a lesson on how lasers work and how laser-based research is conducted. Technological advances we take for granted today were, as little as 150 years ago, thought to be ridiculously impossible. No less an authority than William Thomson, Lord Kelvin stated publicly that heavier-than-air flying machines were impossible, X-rays were a hoax, and that radio had no future.
In this four-programme series, string theory pioneer Michio Kaku goes on an extraordinary exploration of the world in search of time. He discovers our sense of time passing and the clocks that drive our bodies. He reveals the forces of time that make and destroy us in a lifetime. He journeys to some of the Earth's most spectacular geological sites to look for clues to the extraordinary depths of time at a planetary level. Finally, he takes us on a cosmic journey in search of the beginning (and the end) of time itself.