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Breakdown of Air

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 6 years ago | 00:02:09 | 34942 views

Grounding rod tips of different sizes are used to discharge a large Van de Graaff generator. The larger the curvature of the tip, the more charge must build up to break down the air, resulting in longer sparks. The electricity ionizes ...

MIT Physics Demo -- Inductor Radio

MIT Physics Demo -- Inductor Radio

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 8 years ago | 00:01:02 | 34901 views

One wire coil is connected to a radio, and another is connected to a speaker. The two coils are not connected to each other. The radio signal is transmitted through the induced magnetic field caused by the current in the wires. The s...

A labelmaker for the blind

MIT News

Added over 6 years ago | 00:03:19 | 34140 views

Karina Pikhart '09 and classmates designed a machine to make braille labels. Video: Melanie GonickStill images: Karina Pikhart

Lunch with a Luminary : Angela Belcher

MIT Museum

Added 7 years ago | 00:59:26 | 33726 views

The MIT Museum presents MIT Professor Angela Belcher in a Lunch with a Luminary event, part of the 2009 Cambridge Science Festival. Prof. Belcher, Germehausen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, dis...

Excellence is a Shared Path: Working Together for Justice and the Quality of Life

Excellence is a Shared Path: Workin...

MIT World — special events and lectures

Added over 4 years ago | 00:15:54 | 33461 views

02/09/2011 7:30 AM Walker Morss HallKhalea Robinson, '11; Pierre Fuller, 'GDescription: In their brief remarks honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., two students strike the theme of collaboration. They touch on the importa...

Potential Energy to Kinetic Energy

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 7 years ago | 00:01:11 | 33024 views

Two identical metal balls are dropped from the same height using an electromagnetic release. One ball is dropped freely, while the other hangs from a string, acting as a simple pendulum. Using two photogates, we see that the vertical v...

Troy High School InvenTeam: Present...

InvenTeams Presentations

Added over 7 years ago | 00:11:37 | 31612 views

The Troy High School from Fullerton, Calif., received a 2008 InvenTeam grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program to invent a robotic coconut tree climbing device. The InvenTeam presented its invention at EurekaFest at MIT in June 2008.

Addressing Climate Change: Developing a Low-Carbon Economy

Addressing Climate Change: Developi...

Global Initiatives

Added over 6 years ago | 01:15:00 | 31610 views

MIT hosted Professor XU Kuangdi, President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, next Wednesday, October 7. As part of this visit, Professor Xu delivered a lecture at 1:30 pm in the Kirsch Auditorium entitled "Addressing Climate Change...

SDM 2008 Best Thesis

MIT System Design and Management Program (SDM)

Added 7 years ago | 00:03:36 | 30890 views

MIT's System Design and Management (SDM) Program requires each student to research and write a master’s thesis that addresses a real-world problem using an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates tools from engineering, management, ...

Palo Alto High School InvenTeam: Pr...

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams

Added over 7 years ago | 00:19:39 | 30710 views

The Palo Alto High School from Palo Alto, Calif., received a 2007 InvenTeam grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program to create a head-mounted remote control for quadriplegics. The InvenTeam presented its project at MIT in June 2007. Henry Ev...

Vehicle Design Summit


Added almost 9 years ago | 00:03:02 | 30702 views

Students from around the world gather at MIT to build alternatively-powered vehicles.

Littleton High School InvenTeam: Sh...

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams

Added almost 8 years ago | 00:02:54 | 30505 views

Littleton High School of Littleton, N.H., was a 2003 pilot InvenTeam grantee that has since sustained a culture of inventiveness. The InvenTeam exhibited the Argus, a remote-sensing network device to monitor the weather, at a showcase h...