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Exploding Wire

Exploding Wire

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 1 year ago | 00:01:14 | 2819 views

A 100uF capacitor is charged to 3kV (450 joules) and then discharged through a thin iron wire, causing it to explode.

A Heat Gun

A Heat Gun

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 1 year ago | 00:01:17 | 2473 views

A small amount of water is placed inside an airtight copper tube, with the end sealed by a rubber stopper. The tube is heated using a blowtorch, causing the water inside to boil. As the water changes from a liquid to a gas the pressure i...

Simin Farkhondeh \ Bestow Media Literacy, Expose, Inspire Change

Simin Farkhondeh \ Bestow Media Lit...

2013 Spring Lecture Series: Cinematic Migrations

Added over 1 year ago | 01:41:29 | 1986 views

Simin Farkhondeh is an award winning filmmaker, artist, educator, and activist. From 1995 to 2003 she produced and directed the acclaimed monthly TV show Labor at the Crossroads. Her films have been screened at the Whitney Biennial, Marg...

Lourdes Aleman's Personal Story

Lourdes Aleman's Personal Story

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:57 | 1178 views

Lourdes, a Cuban-American, shares her greatest source of inspiration throughout her journey to becoming a scientist, a story of her father’s remarkable perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity.

Labeling Tumors with Quantum Dots

Labeling Tumors with Quantum Dots

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:50 | 1651 views

Quantum dots are tiny semiconductor crystals with vivid colors that can be used as visual labels in biology and medicine. Quantum dots excited by UV radiation emit light with an energy and color that is determined by the size of the quan...

Darcy Wanger's Personal Story

Darcy Wanger's Personal Story

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:53 | 1247 views

Darcy describes her realization that science is not something “done—in the past tense” by people long ago, but rather an exciting pursuit that requires social interactions to solve current real-world questions.

Designing Probes to Image Proteins Inside Living Cells 2.0

Designing Probes to Image Proteins ...

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:53 | 991 views

Samuel discusses his research on designing new tools to track the movement of proteins within cells. He explains how understanding the relationship between pKa and pH was critical for the design of a new sensor, which he hopes can be use...

Samuel Thompson's Personal Story

Samuel Thompson's Personal Story

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:04:08 | 1083 views

Samuel brings a sense of play to his science research that he traces back to his love of the performing arts and his early exposure to science as a child. He also relates that his identity as a gay-man from a conservative Southern town h...

Detecting Explosives to Save Lives in War Zone

Detecting Explosives to Save Lives ...

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:03:33 | 1146 views

Stefanie explains how her research on designing sensors for explosives depends on the principles of VSEPR (valence shell electron pair repulsion) theory. Stefanie’s sensor design amplifies small-scale changes in bond angles following int...

Stefanie Sydlik's Personal Story

Stefanie Sydlik's Personal Story

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:27 | 961 views

Stefanie describes how an exciting “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” convinced her to become a chemist. She considers chemistry to be a bridge between biology and physics that can help explain observations made in everyday life.

Imaging Viruses with Nanoscale MRI

Imaging Viruses with Nanoscale MRI

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:54 | 1065 views

Ben discusses the concept of orbital degeneracy (two orbitals with the same energy) in relation to his research on nanoscale MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Specifically, he explains how energy level differences detected with nanoscale...

Benjamin Ofori-Okai's Personal Story

Benjamin Ofori-Okai's Personal Story

Behind the Scenes at MIT; http://chemvideos.mit.edu

Added over 1 year ago | 00:02:44 | 874 views

Ben describes his realization that his love of problem-solving in math class could have an application in chemistry research. He urges anyone intimidated by science to give it another shot because it can be a lot of fun.