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MIT Physics Demo -- Bicycle Wheel Gyroscope

MIT Physics Demo -- Bicycle Wheel G...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 6 years ago | 00:01:28 | 166064 views

A bicycle wheel is suspended from one of end of its axie by a rope, and spun up by hand. The wheel's axle is then placed horizontally and the free end of the axle processes about the supported end. The gyroscope seems to defy gravity ...

MIT Physics Demo -- Conducting Glass

MIT Physics Demo -- Conducting Glass

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 6 years ago | 00:01:11 | 51422 views

A small glass tube, held by copper wire, is placed in series with a light bulb. The glass acts as an insulator at room temperature, meaning the current cannot flow between the copper wires. This leaves an open circuit and the light bulb...

MIT Physics Demo -- Conductivity of Ionized Water

MIT Physics Demo -- Conductivity of...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 6 years ago | 00:00:53 | 46161 views

A light bulb is placed in series with two copper plates immersed in de-ionized water. Touching the plates closes the circuit, lighting the bulb.When kosher salt is dropped into the de-ionized water, the salt dissolves, causing ions to b...

Speed of a Bullet

Speed of a Bullet

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added 6 years ago | 00:00:22 | 43948 views

A pair of spinning wheels 1.5 meters apart is placed in the path of a bullet. A bullet is fired with the wheels stationary for reference position, and fired again with the wheels spinning at a known speed. The second wheel will rotate mo...

MIT Physics Demo -- Pendulum and Magnet

MIT Physics Demo -- Pendulum and Ma...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 6 years ago | 00:01:11 | 40546 views

A solid copper pendulum is mounted between the poles of an electromagnet (solenoid). The pendulum is set into motion, and then the magnets are turned on. The magnets induce eddy currents in the copper which oppose the motion of the pe...

MIT Physics Demo -- Dipole Antenna

MIT Physics Demo -- Dipole Antenna

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 6 years ago | 00:00:57 | 39738 views

An RF transmitter is connected to a long antenna, emitting radio waves. A dipole antenna with a light bulb between its elements acts as the receiver. When the receiving antenna is parallel to the transmitter, the radio waves are absor...

Saint Thomas Academy InvenTeam: Presentation

Saint Thomas Academy InvenTeam: Pre...

InvenTeams Presentations

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:09:28 | 39506 views

The Saint Thomas Academy from Mendota Heights, Minn., received a 2008 InvenTeam grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program to invent an electric motorcycle with compressible "crush zones" for urban commuter safety. The InvenTeam presented its...

MIT Physics Demo -- Microwave Polarization

MIT Physics Demo -- Microwave Polar...

MIT Department of Physics Technical Services Group

Added over 6 years ago | 00:01:14 | 34674 views

A polarized microwave emitter and a polarized microwave receiver face each other on a table. At first, the emitter and receiver are polarized in the same direction (up-down), and all the emitted signal gets received. When a metal comb i...

Brillion High School InvenTeam: Presentation

Brillion High School InvenTeam: Pre...

InvenTeams Presentations

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:08:34 | 33729 views

The Brillion High School from Brillion, Wis., received a 2008 InvenTeam grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program to invent an electric all-terrain multi-purpose lifting machine. The InvenTeam presented its invention at EurekaFest at MIT in ...

Troy High School InvenTeam: Presentation

Troy High School InvenTeam: Present...

InvenTeams Presentations

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:11:37 | 29606 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.

Library Myths - Episode 1

Library Myths - Episode 1

MIT Libraries

Added over 3 years ago | 00:01:30 | 29556 views

Library Myths sets the record straight, debunking common misconceptions about libraries. The premiere episode reveals things you never knew you could check out of the MIT Libraries.

Littleton High School InvenTeam: Showcase

Littleton High School InvenTeam: Sh...

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams

Added over 6 years ago | 00:02:54 | 29369 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...

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