Samuel Thompson discusses his research on designing new tools to track the movement of proteins within cells.
Stefanie Sydlik explains how her research on designing sensors for explosives depends on the principles of VSEPR (valence shell electron pair repulsion) theory.
Samuel Thompson brings a sense of play to his science research that he traces back to his love of the performing arts and his early exposure to science as a child.
MIT Sloan Professor Leigh Hafrey discusses President Obama's second inaugural address.
This video uses Man-Vehicle Lab's human centrifuge to discuss centripetal force and countermeasures for astronaut bone and muscle loss in space.
Ever want to know what it's like to be a rocket scientist? Learn some of the basics of rockets to impress your friends.
PhD candidate Tyler DeWitt discusses how scientists could better focus on communicating their main ideas through appealing narratives.
Ever wonder how a pair of glasses can make a movie come to life? Find out about polarization and how this can make a 2D image become 3D.
History, Theory and Criticism Program of Architecture and Art.
This lesson teaches how the distances to nearby stars are measured using the parallax effect.
Renée Richardson Gosline, assistant professor in the Sloan School of Management, discusses Valentine's Day gifts and how gift giving can be fraught with anxiety, especially if you decide to give a luxury item.
The Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) provides a home for faculty interested in collaborative research projects that will engage student participation.
Joshua Ackerman, an assistant professor in the MIT Sloan School of Management, discusses New Year's resolutions and how many of them are prone to failure because they are lifestyle changes and not actual goals.
In this video we replicate Pascal's famous experiment that showed atmospheric pressure was due to the column of the weight of the air above.
The CAU is committed to fostering a rigorous design culture for the large scale
Emmanuel Music Craig Smith, music director Recorded in concert at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Mass. Recorded by Thomas Stephenson, Emmanuel Audio Recording
MIT researchers have invented a new imaging system that allowed them to create this three-dimensional rendering of the cartilage that forms the skull of a five-day-old zebrafish larva.
The Accelerate competition is the second-phase of the three-part MIT $100K Competition.
Why does soap work to get the grease and dirt off of dirty pans and other things when water alone can't do the job?
Founded in 2003, the MIT Laboratory for Chocolate Science is a student club dedicated to the appreciation of chocolate in all its myriad forms.