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The origins of 2.007
Video: AMPS MIT Video Productions; additional editing: Melanie Gonick
Professor of Engineering Woodie Flowers discusses course 2.70 and how it evolved into MIT's annual 2.007 Mechanical Engineering Robot Contest.
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- This video shows several views of a “drop test” of an air-bag system being designed for a space capsule. During these drops, the accelerations exp...
- Characterizing wireless channels
- Building a reliable theory of location detection required highly accurate information about how a wireless signal changes when its source moves, whic...
- Reaching out
- Yi Wang ’09 discusses her work in the D-Lab and her participation in the ReachOut program, a literacy tutoring program that matches MIT students wi...
- All charged up
- A time-lapse video showing members of MIT’s Electric Vehicle Team working on the conversion of a car and a motorcycle from conventional gasoline pow...
- Wheels of opportunity
- Tish Scolnik ’10 received two Fellowship awards from the Public Service Center to continue her work on appropriate attachments like a collapsible de...
- Programmable matter is a material whose properties can be programmed to achieve specific shapes or stiffness upon command. Here Erik Demaine explains ...
- Light waves
- Professor Erich Ippen discusses research and education in the Optics and Quantum Electronics Group.
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- Sana is a multidisciplinary group of students that developed an innovative open-source platform that allows mobile phones to capture and send data to ...
- It's a bird,
it's a plane
- MIT researchers from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a control system that lets a foam glider land on a per...
- Center for Excitonics
- The Center for Excitonics is a collaboration between MIT, Harvard and Brookhaven National Laboratory aiming to supersede traditional electronics with ...
- Eye Phone
- Developed by a team from the MIT Media Lab, the Near-Eye Tool for Refractive Assessment (NETRA) can affix to a cell phone to allow inexpensive eye exa...
- What is the Semantic Web?
- Sandro Hawke, systems architect for the World Wide Web Consortium, discusses the new standards that will bring the Semantic Web a step closer to reali...
- Shambhu Baral, Shawn Wen's field research partner, carries a PortaTherm prototype while walking to one of 19 peri-urban and rural health posts where they conducted product demos and interviews with health workers last summer.
- Massachusetts State Senator Katherine Clark (left) discusses the importance of the Alcator C-Mod Project with Assistant Professor Anne White.
- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Alcator C-Mod Head Earl Marmar and Nuclear Engineering Assistant Professor Anne White view the Alcator C-Mod Project from atop the tokamak.
- A student from Team Lobster demonstrates "The Cube," a variation on the Rubik's Cube in which metal balls inside the cubes must be guided through a set of internal mazes.
- Team Hippo introduces a haunted house game in which "ghosts" (actually ping pong balls) shoot out from the roof of the house, where they must be caught by a special arm-mounted catcher.
- Students from Team Panda present their skit introducing a scary toy owl with glowing eyes called "Who-Who," which they described as "traumatizing toy technology."
- A student from Team Hedgehog sets up the Light Tracers toy, in which remote-controlled toy cars leave a trail of light on the tabletop.
- Team Koala introduced its toy, a variation of a ring-toss game with lighted towers whose colors change when rings are tossed around them.