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Subatomic particles such as cosmic ray muons, alpha particles, and high energy electrons are striking our bodies all the time. In the cloud chamber, these particles ionize air molecules, creating delicate cloud trails by condensing supe...
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On Thursday, April 30, Admiral Willam Fallon, USN (RET), will be giving a public talk on Afghanistan. Joining the discussion will be Fotini Christa, an expert on Afghanistan. Fallon joined the Center for International Studies for the 200...
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An air puck is attached to a string that passes through the center of an air table. A weight is attached to the end of the string. The ball is set into rotation in a horizontal circle. When the weight is released, creating a constant for...
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Science, as it has in the past, will play a vital role in determining America's economic viability. Yet, our global leadership in this crucial area is more vulnerable than ever. Scientists in the U.S. face major roadblocks: a decrease in...
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Two pucks of the same mass are slid at each other on an air table, and their resulting collisions demonstrate conservation of momentum. Notice on the first collision, for example, that when a moving puck hits a stationary puck dead-on, ...
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Cardboard, lots of duct tape and four hours to get creative. Using "wind" power, high school students from across the US build devices to lift a garbage can to the ceiling of the Boston Museum of Science during the Lemelson-MIT Program's...
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Odd-shaped objects with their centers of mass marked by orange paint are thrown. While the objects appear to follow very wobbly trajectories when viewed under bright lights, under black lights you can see that their centers of mass trave...
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Rubbing the rim of a wine glass with a wet finger will cause it to resonate at its resonant frequency. The glass is placed in front of a speaker playing a sine wave, created by the function generator, of this same frequency. When the a...
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Professor Lisa Steiner talks about her life in science and biology. Part of the "Conversations with..." series sponsored by the MIT Department of Biology and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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Professer Joanne Stubbe talks about her life in science and biology. Part of the "Conversations with..." series sponsored by the MIT Department of Biology and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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Professor Herman Eisen talks about his life in science and biology. Part of the "Conversations with..." series sponsored by the MIT Department of Biology and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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