Animation showing how the base of a water droplet forms small "necks" as it moves across a surface that has pillars etched on it.
Relating savings strategies to how we address a shifting climate.
A Rube Goldberg device is one that uses several unnecessary steps to achieve a goal. The WTP-ME students worked in teams of 3 or 4 to build devices that changed the energy of an object by a certain amount in the last step.
Pieter Abbeel has programmed robots to learn how to perform tasks without detailed instructions. One robot can fold laundry, while others can fly model helicopters or tie sutures.
MIT computer scientists Leslie Kaelbling and Tomás Lozano-Pérez use a Willow Garage PR2 robot to demonstrate their new approach for integrating task and motion planning in robots. The researchers say their algorithm is very much still a work in progress, as can be ...
Three aluminium objects are dropped through a magnetic field. The objects move slower entering and leaving the field due to changes in the flux through the object. The change in the flux through a conductor results in a force which opposes additional flux change. As a result the force opposes ...
A CSAIL team — graduate students Michael Rubinstein and Neal Wadhwa, alumni Eugene Shih SM '01, PhD '10 and Hao-Yu Wu MNG '12, associate professor Frédo Durand, and professors William T. Freeman and John Guttag — earned honorable mention for this video at the 10th annual ...
MIT EECS - Quanta Computer Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar Michele Pratusevich presented her SuperUROP project titled "Rephotography on Mobile Devices" at the SuperUROP poster session on Dec. 6, 2012 at the MIT Grier Room, 34-401. Michele Pratusevich's ...
Make your own mirage using a tank, fresh water, salt water, and a laser.
Phase separation is suppressed as discharge rate is increased (I/I0=.03) and the critical current is approached. There is not enough time for complete phase-separation, and a quasi-solid solution forms.
An engineer has rigged up several devices that enable a touch interface to respond to nuances such as pressure.
Ever wonder how NASA gets the space shuttle on top of a 747? They use pulleys! License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://k12videos.mit.edu/terms-conditions
Doctoral student Zach Hartwig applies physics, teamwork to create new tools for fusion energy science .
What does a glowing pickle have in common with sophisticated flat panel OLED video displays? Professor Vladimir Bulovic explains.
Three prototype devices from CSAIL using a new technology that could make it possible for the average person to design, customize and print a specialized robot in a matter of hours.
Researchers at CSAIL have developed a handheld device that can adjust its position to precisely follow a digital plan when a user moves a router roughly around the shape to be cut.
How to make a baseball diamond with chalk, a rope, and some basic geometry.