The differences of surface tension between soap and water can really make things go.
The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences' Web-based collection showcases the Institute’s longstanding engagement with music.
This lecture explains the scientific basis for particle physicists' confidence, both in the discovery potential of the LHC and in its absolute safety.
The Earth is approximately 4,000 miles from the center to its surface, but what makes up those miles of earth? Let's take a journey inside.
How does a battery work? Allow Alessandro Volta and Luigi Galvani to explain.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) uses light to enable real-time visualization of tissue microstructure and pathology.
Interphase is a rigorous seven-week summer residential, academic and community-building program for admitted MIT freshmen that instills subject mastery of calculus, physics and chemistry, and helps them explore their cultural identities through reading, writing and discussion. In addition, ...
Alison Malcolm is an Assistant Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT.
Students from MIT's Biodiesel team organized the Green Grease project to help garbage pickers in Brazil save money and be more environmentally friendly by retrofitting their transport vehicles. In summer 2010, the team traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil
Neil Gershenfeld, director of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, and Robert Atkinson, founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, discuss the potential role of localized 3-D printing in manufacturing.
A short documentary on the Bose-Einstein Condensate work done in Wolfgang Ketterle's lab.
Conversation with Ryan Chin, Research Associate and PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab, about the CityCar electric automobile.
The Chameleon Guitar — so named for its ability to mimic different instruments — is an electric guitar whose body has a separate central section that is removable.
The CAU is committed to fostering a rigorous design culture for the large scale
Inspired by a toy, the ‘buckliball’ — a collapsible structure fabricated from a single piece of material — represents a new class of 3-D, origami-like structures.
Earth from the International Space Station, as assembled by NASA's Johnson Space Center and MIT's Alex Rivest.
What causes a material to be magnetic?
Architect Benedetta Tagliabue directs Miralle/Tagliabue-EMBT in Barcelona.
PhD candidate Tyler DeWitt discusses how scientists could better focus on communicating their main ideas through appealing narratives.
How do you build a wheelchair ready to blaze through mud and sand, all for under $200?