If objects fall towards the earth because gravity acts on them, then why doesn't a ship sink? Buoyancy explains why somethings float while others don't.
Part of the MIT Libraries video tutorial series. This video demonstrates how to calculate the area of polygons in ArcMap.
Watch a canary fly out of a man's hands in this slow motion film by Doc Edgerton.
Vasilena Gocheva explains the science behind her striking image, Cancer Deconstructed: Investigating the Role of Non-Cancerous Cells in a Lung Tumor. Vasilena's image was selected as a winner of the 2013 Koch Institute Image Awards. See all the winners ...
What is the Greenhouse Effect and what role does carbon dioxide play?
MIT researchers answer a longstanding question in biology: How do cells know when to progress through the cell cycle?
The two upper panels of this video show different views of a cell while the lower left shows the presence of bubbles, called vesicles, within it. On the lower right, the thin petals can be see in cross-section as they form, ripple over the cell, and subside. Built from 40,000 images, this ...
Alex Shalek explains the science behind his striking image, "Cellular Injections: Using Nanowires to Investigate the Causes of Leukemia." Alex's image was selected as a winner of the 2013 Koch Institute Image Awards.
Subatomic particles such as cosmic ray muons, alpha particles, and high energy electrons are striking our bodies all the time. In the cloud chamber, these particles ionize air molecules, creating delicate cloud trails by condensing supersaturated alcohol vapor. This is similar to the way ...
Startup company QD Vision demonstrates their full color quantum-dot display. This prototype is the first step towards a low-power, richly colorful display.
Test the acidity of household products using something you can find in the supermarket: purple cabbage.
Startup company MC10 is commercializing stretchable silicon for smart surgical tools and wearable sensors. One of its first products will be a surgical tool that can quickly map and treat electrical problems in the heart.
Want to watch lynda.com courses on your iPad or iPhone? This video steps you through the process of installing the lynda.com app, configuring the connection to lynda.mit.edu and logging in. It also gives a quick tour of the interface.
Part of the MIT Libraries video tutorial series. This video demonstrates how to create a new shapefile in ArcMap.
Part of the MIT Libraries video tutorial series. This video demonstrates how to create buffers of a constant distance around features in ArcMap.
Cutta Cutta drinking Cat fanciers appreciate the gravity-defying grace and exquisite balance of their feline friends. But do they know that those traits extend even to the way cats lap milk? Researchers analyzed the way domestic and big cats lap and found that felines of all sizes take ...
This is an animation visualizing the movement and activities (differentiated by nine colors in the legend) of the surveyed individuals in the Chicago metropolitan area for an average weekday in 2008. Data source: Chicago Travel Tracker Household Travel Inventory ...
At Intel Research Day, the company demonstrated some of its silicon photonics technology for the first time. The goal of this work is to speed data transfer by replacing today's electrical wiring with faster, more efficient fiber-optic connections.