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"EDM A Magic Slate" (1962) - Science Reporter TV Series

"EDM A Magic Slate" (1962) - Scienc...

From The Vault

Added over 3 years ago | 00:29:15 | 24693 views

Norman Taylor (of ITEK Corp. previously with MIT's LIncoln Lab) demonstrates an innovative electronic drafting machine (EDM) that allows engineers to produce computer-based graphic images using a "light pen," He is interviewed by John Fi...

"Sailing by Computer" (1966) - Science Reporter TV Series

"Sailing by Computer" (1966) - Scie...

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Added over 3 years ago | 00:29:37 | 16609 views

Novel approaches to ship design using state-of-the-art computers are presented in a 1966 interview of Halsey Herreshoff, instructor at the MIT Department of Naval Architecture in charge of research in ship model testing, in this "Science...

One Part in a Trillion — Science Reporter

One Part in a Trillion — Science Re...

Elemental MIT

Added over 3 years ago | 00:01:53 | 13560 views

Go back in time and take a tour of the nuclear reactor at the US Army Materials Research Agency in Watertown, MA in this Science Reporter episode from 1964. Host and science reporter John Fitch of MIT goes behind the scenes of this Ameri...

Plate Sliding Under a Soda Can

Plate Sliding Under a Soda Can

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 3 years ago | 00:00:50 | 15908 views

A can is placed on top of a metal sheet on a stool. A broom hits the sheet causing it to fly from underneath the can, while the can remains stationary. The impulse of the net force is made very small by reducing the time over which the...

"Underwater Photography” (1964) - Science Reporter

"Underwater Photography” (1964) - S...

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Added over 3 years ago | 00:29:44 | 24933 views |

This black-and white film features Harold "Doc" Edgerton interviewed by John Fitch about the technology and scientific applications of underwater photography for the “MIT Science Reporter” (National Education Television, 1964). Edgerton ...

Michelson Interferometer

Michelson Interferometer

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:04:06 | 19077 views

In this setup, an interferometer is used to measure the wavelength of laser light. The incident beam is split into two paths, recombined, and projected on a screen. When one of the path lengths is varied, the interference pattern on th...

About MIT-France

About MIT-France

MIT-France

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:02:11 | 23856 views

MIT-France interns discuss their research and experience.

Wooden Block Between Two Strings

Wooden Block Between Two Strings

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:01:54 | 15597 views

A block of wood is attached vertically between two strings. When the bottom string is pulled slowly, the top string breaks. When the bottom string is pulled quickly, it itself breaks.

Roz Williams: "Communications Forum: Public Communications in Slow-Moving Crises"

Roz Williams: "Communications Forum...

Communications Forum: Public Communications in Slow-Moving Crises

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:24:34 | 32188 views

(Full talk, featuring Roz Williams, Abrahm Lustgarten, and Andrea Pitzer: http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/c4fcm:1502/videos/9524-communications-forum-public-communications-in-slow-moving-crises-) Governments, corporations, and communi...

Communications Forum: Public Communications in Slow-Moving Crises

Communications Forum: Public Commun...

Communications Forum: Public Communications in Slow-Moving Crises

Added almost 4 years ago | 01:57:00 | 40853 views

Governments, corporations, and communities plan for sudden crises: the White House drafts strong responsive rhetoric for the next terrorist attack; Toyota runs reassuring national TV spots within hours of a product recall; and 32 Massach...

Spring Paradox

Spring Paradox

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:01:01 | 17262 views

A mass hangs from two identical springs. First, the springs are attached in series by a short string between them. The springs are also connected in parallel by two peripheral strings that are initially slack. The center string is cut...

Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts

Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts

Knight Science Journalism Fellows 2009-10

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:07:37 | 14378 views

2009-2010 Fellow Marcin Jamkowski produced this story while learning to shoot and edit video at KSJ. Since then, he's revamped the film and sent it to us from Poland! Enjoy.