Light waves can be defined by three fundamental characteristics: their color (or wavelength), polarization, and direction.
This video demonstrates production of clean water from a mixture of water and ink using the porous xylem tissue in a pine branch as a water filter.
Transparent displays have a variety of potential applications -- such as the ability to see navigation or dashboard information while looking through the windshield of a car or plane, or to project video onto a window or a pair of eyeglasses.
This animation shows density layers in the South China Sea being perturbed by the regular back-and-forth tidal flow through the Luzon Strait.
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MIT researchers are finding ways to make it possible to sculpt items with distinctive signs of handicraft, while controlling the outcome so that the object doesn't stray too far from the desired form.
This video is a tutorial on how to assemble and use a spectrometer using a CD diffraction grating and cellphone camera. Sample spectra of a white LED and red laser are also shown. Instructor: Dr. Joseph Summers Resources associated with this lab are available in the Labs section.See more ...
This video is a tutorial of how to prepare nickel-doped PDMS. A series of tests of the thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties of different concentrations of doping are shown.
Make a mango milkshake and learn about computer programming at the same time!
MIT chemical engineers have designed tiny particles that can "steer" themselves along preprogrammed trajectories and align themselves to flow through the center of a micro channel.
Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences Ed Boyden explains optogenetics and how it is used in neurological research.
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Jeff Grossman explains photovoltaics/solar cells.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Scott Aaronson explains quantum computing.
The cocktail boat and floral pipette are two culinary devices inspired by nature and created through a collaboration between scientists and chefs.
A computer simulation of the molecular stucture of a metal alloy, showing the boundaries between microcystalline grains (white lines forming hexagons), shows a small crack (dark horizontal bar just right of bottom center) that mends itself as the metal is put under stress. This simulation was ...
Small cubes with no exterior moving parts can propel themselves forward, jump on top of each other, and snap together to form arbitrary shapes.
Droplets falling from a superhydrophobic surface are drawn toward an electrically charged wire, bottom center, demonstrating that they carry an electric charge. Read more: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/droplets-get-a-charge-out-of-jumping-1002.html
MIT researchers have found a new family of materials that provides the best-ever performance in a reaction called oxygen evolution, a key requirement for energy storage and delivery systems such as advanced fuel cells and lithium-air batteries