MIT researchers' new "multifunctional" glass, based on surface nanotextures that produce an array of conical features, is self-cleaning and resists fogging and glare.
Professor Cathy Drennan explains how she and her lab apply the principles of constructive/destructive interference, and other characteristics of light (including energy, frequency, and intensity) in their research.
View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/bootcampInstructor: Dr. John Dolhun, 5.301 studentsSign-up to follow the series: http://bit.ly/MYMkSrIt's time for the public speaking part of the course, and this has half the class tied up in knots.License: Creative ...
The students have to learn the hardest technique yet, but it's the TAs who go loopy. Result: awkward moments like only MIT can provide. Sign-up to follow the series: http://bit.ly/MYMkSr WARNING NOTICE:The experiments described in these materials are potentially ...
Dr. John Dolhun declares a winner in the crystal growing competition. But another student disagrees and issues a challenge! Sign-up to follow the series: http://bit.ly/MYMkSr WARNING NOTICE:The experiments described in these materials are potentially hazardous and ...
The staff announces the crystal growing competition, the students set up their experiments, and alliances start to form. Also, Phil has a really weird dream involving the Kardashians. Sign-up to follow the series: http://bit.ly/MYMkSr
The students learn how to recrystallize, a technique they need to master for next week’s crystal growing competition. Sign-up to follow the series: http://bit.ly/MYMkSr
Today is 5.301's first real test. The students have to purify a contaminated sample using techniques they’ve never seen before . . . and that has Anthony worried. Sign-up to follow the series: http://bit.ly/MYMkSr
Anthony, Lina, Ethan, Emily, and the others are introduced to the lab. And they soon learn that 5.301 may be harder than it seemed ... Sign-up to follow the series: http://bit.ly/MYMkSr
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Just how orderly is everything around us, from a set of three dice to all of the stars above us?
Jingnan Lu's research focuses on converting carbon dioxide, an environmental pollutant, into biofuel. Here she explains how she engineers a carbon-storing microorganism into a biofuel production pathway.
In this short video, Dr. Mark Mba Wright gives a broad overview of biofuels: from what they are to their technological requirements and challenges.
Professor Donald R. Sadoway teaches 3.091 Introduction to Solid State Chemistry, one of the largest and most popular classes at MIT.
A paper solar cell circuit is dynamically folded and unfolded while the voltage is simultaneously measured on the meter. The paper photovoltaic is illuminated from below with simulated solar illumination.
MIT postdoc Katherine Mirica has designed a new type of pencil lead in which graphite is replaced with a compressed powder of carbon nanotubes.
Stefanie Sydlik explains how her research on designing sensors for explosives depends on the principles of VSEPR (valence shell electron pair repulsion) theory.
Researchers from MIT have now found a safe and efficient way to get large molecules through the cell membrane, by squeezing the cells through a narrow constriction that opens up tiny, temporary holes in the membrane.
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.
In a revolutionary leap that could transform solar power from a marginal, boutique alternative into a mainstream energy source, MIT researchers have overcome a major barrier to large-scale solar power: storing energy for use when the sun doesn't shine. MoreVideo: MIT ...