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Cinematic Titanic/MST3K's Trace Beaulieu and Mary Jo Pehl at MIT 10/28/10

Cinematic Titanic/MST3K's Trace Bea...

Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab

Added 4 years ago | 01:00:00 | 21393 views

On October 28, 2010, Cinematic Titanic/Mystery Science Theater 3000s Trace Beaulieu and Mary Jo Pehl spoke with Generoso Fierro and Jason Begy of the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab about their current project as well as their past efforts...

Feather and Coin in a Vacuum

Feather and Coin in a Vacuum

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 4 years ago | 00:02:08 | 20918 views

The free fall of a coin and feather are compared, first in a tube full of air and then in a vacuum. With air resistance, the feathers fall more slowly. In a vacuum, the objects fall at the same rate independent of their respective masses.

Double Pendulum

Double Pendulum

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 4 years ago | 00:02:29 | 27987 views

A double jointed pendulum hangs from a rod. Swinging the pendulum with high energy results in motion that cycles chaotically between normal modes. Swinging it with low energy results in more predictable motion. When viewed under bla...

Finding the Center of Mass...achusetts

Finding the Center of Mass...achusetts

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 4 years ago | 00:02:15 | 21417 views

A cutout of Massachusetts is hung in several orientations and a line is drawn straight downwards. The lines intersect at the center of mass.

Hero's Engine

Hero's Engine

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 4 years ago | 00:01:38 | 21224 views

This demonstration illustrates the earliest form of steam engine, as described by Hero of Alexandria around 150 B.C. A small amount of water is heated to produce steam, which accelerates out of small tubes. In turn, the steam creates t...

Interrupted Pendulum

Interrupted Pendulum

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 4 years ago | 00:01:40 | 14888 views

A pendulum swings from a support post and another post is added to interrupt its swing. We desire to know the maximum height at which the pendulum will perform a full loop around the post. The pendulum requires both potential and kinet...

Alan Alda: The Art of Science Communication

Alan Alda: The Art of Science Commu...

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Added 4 years ago | 00:00:00 | 24909 views

(39:56) Robert Desimone introduces keynote speaker Alan Alda at the 10th anniversary celebration of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. As the former host of the long-running PBS series, "Scientific American Frontiers," Ald...

Conversation with Rudolf Jaenisch

Conversation with Rudolf Jaenisch

Conversations with Scientists Series

Added over 4 years ago | 00:57:19 | 9783 views

Prof. Rudolf Jaenisch talks about his life in science. Part of the "Conversations with Scientists" series sponsored by the MIT Department of Biology and HHMI.

Hinged Stick and a Falling Ball

Hinged Stick and a Falling Ball

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 4 years ago | 00:01:23 | 19512 views

Two wood boards are connected by a hinge. A small cup is mounted near one end of the upper board with a tee for a ball on the end. The board is lifted to a certain height, and when released the ball ends up in the plastic cup. This sh...

Rotating Candles in a Dome

Rotating Candles in a Dome

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 4 years ago | 00:04:33 | 24445 views

A row of candles are placed inside a see-through dome on a rotating platform. When the platform rotates, air inside the dome gets swung to the outer part of the dome, creating higher density air at the outer rim, and lower density air i...

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

Added over 4 years ago | 00:19:54 | 11601 views

Professor Ronald G. Prinn, Co-Director, MIT Joint Program; Director, Center for Global Change Science

Contributions to Energy Policy Research

Contributions to Energy Policy Rese...

MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change

Added over 4 years ago | 00:16:29 | 10255 views

Professor William F. Pounds, Dean Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management