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MIT creates oil-repelling materials

Added almost 8 years ago | 00:01:05 | 20996 views

A steel mesh coated with a polymer containing a low concentration of a synthesized molecule called fluoroPOSS can repel water (dyed blue) but attracts the flammable fuel hexadecane (dyed red), allowing it to be used to separate the two ...

A normal neuron and a mutated neuro...

Added 8 years ago | 00:00:17 | 24090 views

This time lapse video shows development of a normal neuron (left) and a mutated neuron that does not express the Ena/VASP proteins. Cultured for two days, the normal one extends an axon and many dendrites, while the mutated neuron fails...

Manipulation of cells on microchip

Added 8 years ago | 00:00:23 | 21455 views

Video shows E. coli cells being manipulated on a silicon chip using 'optical tweezers' to form the letters 'MIT.' Video by Lang and Appleyard, MIT. MORE

A new hearing mechanism

Added 8 years ago | 00:00:18 | 23259 views

Using a stroboscopic imaging system developed in MIT Professor Dennis Freeman's lab, Freeman's team obtained this video of wave motion along the ear's tectorial membrane (at top, the actual video showing nanometer-scale displacements, a...

How rats use whiskers to explore su...

Added almost 8 years ago | 00:00:19 | 12399 views

High-speed videography, developed by MIT researchers, reveals how a rat uses its whiskers to explore a textured surface. An automated algorithm is used to analyze the whisker micromotions, which are thought to underlie rats’ highly deve...

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