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Video: Melanie Gonick; additional footage: Irene Chen
Self-oscillating gels are materials that continuously change back and forth between different states — such as color or size — without provocation from external stimuli. These changes are caused by the Belousov-Zhabotinsky chemical reaction, which was discovered during the 1950s.
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- Opera of the future
- MIT Media Lab Professor Tod Machover discusses his robotic opera, Death and the Powers.
- Surround vision
- In the same way that surround sound lets TV viewers hear what’s happening just off-screen, a new system developed by graduate student Santiago Alfar...
- Happy Holidays
- 2010 MIT Holiday Greeting.
- MIT Toy Lab
- The MIT Toy Lab was founded in 2004 by Professor David Wallace and graduate student Barry Kudrowitz. It is a lab dedicated to the exploration of creat...
- Healing Haiti
- Danielle Zurovcik SM '07 shows how the negative pressure pump can help seal a wound.
- Quantum information
- Professor Seth Lloyd discusses research and education in his group, and the challenges of quantum information science.
- Dust serenade
- Artists Dietmar Offenhuber and Orkan Telhan, PhD candidates at MIT, discuss their new installation at the MIT Museum that brings sound to life.
- Art collaboration
- From 2009-2010, artist Tavares Strachan participated in a residency project at MIT organized by the MIT List Visual Arts Center. The artist's collabor...
- Break the tension
- A block of wood is attached vertically between two strings. When the bottom string is pulled slowly, the top string breaks. When the bottom string is ...
- Music at MIT
- Institute Professor John Harbison talks about MIT’s student musicians.
- Manipulating molecules
- Professor Jongyoon Han discusses research and education in nonfluidic devices for biological applications.
- Spring paradox
- A mass hangs from two identical springs. First, the springs are attached in series by a short string between them. The center string is cut, changing ...
- A diagram of a wormhole, a hypothetical "shortcut" through the universe, where its two ends are each in separate points in spacetime.
- Katharina Ribbeck, the Eugene Bell Career Development Professor of Tissue Engineering at MIT, diagrams the molecular structure of mucin, which has a protein backbone and a brushlike array of attached sugars, or glycans.
- A sample X-ray of a human wrist demonstrates the system's ability to reveal soft-tissue structures and very fine detail.
- A test device built at MIT as a proof-of-principle for the new, higher-resolution X-ray system, using a vacuum chamber that measures 8 inches across. The team expects that eventual production models would be substantially smaller.
- MISTI Associate Director April Julich Perez (center) accepts the award on behalf of MISTI, with NAFSA President Fanta Aw (left) and Martin Simon, son of the late Senator Paul Simon.